Does my baby have a flat head?
Parents often notice mild deformities in their babies’ skulls and naturally begin to worry. Typically, this is most evident when looking at their babies’ heads from above (the bird’s eye view) while the hair is wet.
It is perfectly normal for your newborn baby to have an initially irregular head shape. However, irregular or flat head shapes caused by the birthing process should begin to resolve over a period of a few weeks.
If any flat spots or irregular shaping are not improving or are more noticeable by 3-4 months of age, conservative treatment such as repositioning, supervised tummy time, or physical therapy may be recommended. Orthotic treatment is common at 4-6 months of age for infants with persistent moderate to severe deformities.