Parents risking SIDS to prevent plagiocephaly

Many new parents have an excessive fear of their baby developing a flat head and are resorting to dangerous pillows and infant sleeping positions to try to prevent it, researchers warn.

Researchers at the George Institute in Sydney say parents are concerned that 'back to sleep' advice for preventing SIDs may be giving their child a flat head and are rejecting SIDS guidelines as a result.

In a study involving 91 parents and 24 clinicians, they found that methods being used to prevent a

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