It is quite common for babies to be diagnosed with an abnormal head shape during the first year of life. Sometimes this may be present from the moment your baby is born, or it may be something that you as parents notice as you watch your child grow, or it may be something that your pediatrician points out. In these situations, it is important to figure out whether these changes to your child’s head are related to the way their skull is growing (craniosynostosis), or if it is just a result of the way they have been positioned while sleeping (positional plagiocephaly). In many of these instances, you will be referred to see a plastic surgeon specializing in craniofacial surgery. We help you figure out the cause of the problem, as well as what your options are for treating it.