Causes of skull deformities in infants

This page explains the main causes of baby skull deformities  skull deformities.

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.


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

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



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Postnatal causes

Prenatal causes

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