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Head turning preference and plagiocephaly - information for parents and carers

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When your baby is born, labour can cause their head to become misshapen. This is normal and corrects within the first few weeks after birth. If you have noticed that your baby is developing a flat spot on the back or side of his head, it could be due to a head turning preference and a sign of plagiocephaly.

This parent information leaflet from the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists explains more.

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Last reviewed: 15 September 2021

Next review: 25 October 2024

Author(s): Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists

Approved By: RHC Paediatric Physiotherapy Department