Flat head prevention

What are positional skull deformities (Flat-head syndrome)?

  • Deformities in the baby’s head resulting from constant external pressure on the skull.
  • Most of these deformities appear during the baby’s first year, especially in the first 4 months.
  • The positioning of the baby’s head is one of the main reasons for the appearance of these deformities.

Why are they a problem?

These deformities, both facial and cranial, can create visible aesthetic and self-esteem problems. The flattening of part of the skull can affect other parts of the head and lead to further displacements or deformities in the ears and/or different areas of the face.

  • Normal head baby
    Normal
  • Head baby plagiocephaly
    Plagiocephaly
  • Brachycephaly
    Brachycephaly
  • Cabeza bebé con escafocefalia
    Scaphocephaly

Mimos pillow

The Mimos pillow was designed especially to prevent and correct cranial deformities during baby’s first few months. It is designed for baby to sleep and rest in the supine (face up) position, as recommended by experts and the campaign for the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome. The pillow increases the area of contact beneath the head, reducing the pressure by up to 4 times.

  • Postura cabeza bebé sin cojín mimos
    Without mimos pillow
  • Postura cabeza bebé con cojín mimos
    With mimos pillow
Prevention
The Mimos pillow has been found to be extremely effective at preventing skull deformities.
Correction
According to clinical studies, the Mimos pillow visibly improves the results of the correction of positional skull deformities.
Indications
If used to prevent plagiocephaly, it is recommended for the first 6 months of life. For correction, see a specialist and use the pillow in addition to tummy time and the physiotherapy indicated in your specific case. Results may vary.
How to use
Ideal for use in cots and prams. Position baby face up (supine) so that their head is within the pillow cavity. Never place baby’s face against the pillow.
Caution
The Mimos pillow does not prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Mimos has been proven to be highly effective in the prevention of and recovery from a skull deformity when used as a complementary measure, so it should be used in addition to the treatments prescribed by your paediatrician or neurosurgeon.