What is Scaphocephaly?
Scaphochaphaly is a less common head deformity where the infant’s head appears long and narrow.
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What causes Schaphocephaly?
Some babies like to sleep on their sides, which can create a scaphocephaly-like head shape. If a parent is regularly in the room with them when they sleep, the infant tends to face their direction more often, which can also cause the head to flatten on that side.
Premature babies have softer bones when they’re born. They are also often required to wear a respirator for weeks or months, which forces their head to stay in the position for long periods of time. This puts them at a greater chance of developing an asymmetrical head shape.