Plagiocephaly is a disorder in which one side of a baby’s head is flattened. It is caused when a baby spends a lot of time lying in the same position. As babies’ skulls are soft, they are susceptible to being ‘moulded’ into a flat shape. The ear on the flattened side may be pushed forward and the face may be asymmetric.
Leaflet produced by Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists