If your baby's head after birth has an irregular shape, you should not panic – deformation, most likely caused by the passage through the birth canal. At this point, the soft bones of the skull of the child can be squeezed by the vaginal muscles, and their edges, even to go at each other. You can fix this by not allowing his head to lie long in one position and turning it on its side during sleep. Use a special orthopedic pillow for newborns, to fix encountered in the back of the head and neck curvature of the skull.
Eliminate the possibility of the baby rickets, in which the shape of the skull also may be deformed. Consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding, to restore the disturbed balance of calcium in the body. For a child on artificial feeding, the pediatrician will choose the appropriate formula.
To year the form of the skull of the child you can try to fix with the help of massage (osteopathy), in severe cases, you may be referred for surgery at the Russian Children's Clinical Hospital, but it is also necessary to have time before the child turns a year. There are at least 10 groups which share options impairments shape of the skull. For the diagnosis and treatment of each of them requires an individual approach, which can provide only a specialist.
The sooner you contact a specialist, the better. In most cases, surgery is performed in 4-6 months. The syndrome Caruso's term of operation is selected taking into account individual peculiarities of child development. This early period is due to the intensive growth of the brain during this period and the fact that achieve better cosmetic results – the stitches from the surgery will be virtually invisible.
Before surgery you will need to prepare and submit CT reconstruction of the skull, finally, the optometrist, sometimes EEG or MRI. In some cases, where there is a suspicion for a specific genetic syndrome need genetic conclusion.
The cause of the deformation of the skull bones of your baby can be a genetic component (sintony syndrome). Remember that late correction and treatment of these pathologies may lead to severe cosmetic defects, partial loss of hearing and even hinder mental development of the baby.