What’s the deal with Cranial Bands?

When my son Michael was very young – just a month old – I noticed the shape of his head was not normal. The rear, right-side of his head appeared to be flat.

I mentioned my concerns to his pediatrician who seemed unbothered by his appearance. She suggested I rotate him from side-to-side, which she said would help the condition of his head. My gut feeling was that this wasn’t enough. As days passed, I noticed my son would look at me with his head slightly turned to the side. I thought this was odd. So I flew home to Maryland to seek the advice of my childhood pediatrician. He agreed that my son’s head was not symmetrical and he could use a “baby helmet” or a cranial band. He also mentioned that he had seen heads much worse than Michael’s improve overtime on its own without the device.

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