The head of a newborn baby is ¾ the size of an adult’s, whereas body length is only ¼. Control of head muscles is not attained until the third month of age.


Hence the importance of helping babies to change posture to avoid deformities attributed to positional flattening

  • Large, sleepy babies are more prone to positional deformities.
  • First-born babies suffer parents’ inexperience.
  • Second children may not get as much attention as the first.

Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) affects a very large number of children with plagiocephaly. It is necessary to detect and treat it early.



  • Prematurity is an important factor in post-natal development, and scaphycephaly is more frequent in these cases.
  • Post-term born babies are more likely to present plagiocephaly and brachycephaly.



  • Plagiocephaly is twice as frequent in boys than in girls.
  • Brachycephaly is twice as frequent in boys than in girls.
  • Scaphocephaly affects boys and girls alike.


By type

  • Positional plagiocephaly affects the right side more than the left.
  • Brachycephaly affects large, sleepy babies more.
  • Scaphocephaly is more frequent in premature babies.


Antenatal causes

  • Multiple pregnancies.
  • Large fetus (macrosoma).
  • Post-term fetus.
  • Narrow pelvis.
  • Lengthy delivery.
  • Uterine tumors (miomes…).


Postnatal causes

  • Always sleeping on the same side: plagiocephaly.
  • Always sleeping face-up: brachycephaly.
  • Always sleeping with the head to one side: scaphocephaly.
  • Torticollis (wry neck). Treatment to be given as soon as possible.
  • Too much time spent badly seated in pushchairs or baby bouncers.
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  • España (+34) 93 714 86 13
  • Portugal (+351) 222 062 130
  • France - Calls from Spain (+33) 661 480 924
  •   - Calls from France 0661 480 924
  • If you wish to be treated in:

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  • English (+34) 620 108 567
  • Français - Calls from Spain (+33) 661 480 924
  •   - Calls from France 0661 480 924
  • Русский (+34) 654 506 355
  • Barcelona

    Cal Metge
    Carrer del Centre 31
    08211-Castellar Vallès

  • Portugal

    Hospital Ordem Terceira
    de São Francisco
    C/ Rua da Bolsa 87

  • France

    Clinique du Parc
    Saint Lazare,
    1-3 rue Jean

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