s that put your baby instantly to sleep. Greensleeves does it best and when you start humming he squirms and soon he’s sleeping with his head turned near his hand and his small baby fingers curled. But you’ve noticed that one of his ears is starting to sag. His head, still soft, is parallelogram-like.
So you go to your pediatrician and his smooth cool hands touch your baby’s skull and he says that this looks like positional plagiocephaly and your heart drops that your baby should have a medical condition. He says this isn’t too serious though, don’t be worried. And you exhale and ask what to do next.
There are times when you may want to check your baby’s head to see that all is well. And he lies there in his baby helmet like those cones they put around dogs and cats to prevent them from tearing out their stitches. But away from his crib he smiles and laughs. His positional plagiocephaly is getting better you notice when you take off his baby helmet to see a round head and ears symmetrical.
You feel good that as a parent you were able to stave off any great consequences by paying attention.