This Life: Getting back to baby basics

With the infant flathead condition endemic in Ireland, preventative measures by parents can play an important role, writes Fiona Kelly.

14th July, 2012
This Life: Getting back to baby basics
The 'back to sleep' campaign aims to have babies placed on their backs for sleeping, rather than their front or sides.

"It's not just a rise, it's endemic in the paediatric population of Ireland," says Dylan Murray, lead clinician at the national paediatric craniofacial centre.

Murray is referring to infant plagiocephaly, or 'flat-headed' babies, in layman's terms. The occurrence is caused mainly by repeated pressure to the back of the infant's head from birth. The fact of its commonality in Ireland, the country's only craniofacial surgeon attributes to the success of the 'back to sleep' campaign,...

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