What are the different types of positional head molding?
There are 2 types of positional head molding. The type your baby has depends on how he holds his head while sleeping or lying down.
Posterior plagiocephaly is when the flat spot develops on one side of the head more than the other. This happens if your baby prefers to sleep or hold his/her head in one direction more than others. Depending on which way your baby sleeps, the forehead can also develop a flat spot.
Brachycephaly is when the entire back of the head is almost equally flat. This happens if your baby sleeps or lies down without turning his/her head to either side often. His/her head might look shorter from front to back.