Flat head syndrome (positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly): Treatment with a corrective helmet

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Learn how a corrective helmet is worn and helps correct the shape of your child's skull over time.

Key points

  • A corrective helmet can help treat your baby's flat head syndrome.
  • The helmet, also called a cranial remolding orthosis (CRO), is designed to gently correct the shape of your child's skull over time.
  • Your child will likely need to wear the helmet for three to five months.
  • You and your child will need to visit the orthotist several times to measure, 3D scan and fit your child's helmet.
Last updated: August 29th 2022