About us:

Our baby's story:

Our baby was born in Dec 2007. When he was 3 months old we noticed he had abnormal head shape. When he was 5 months old his flat head worsen. Through internet search we found out that the helmet therapy can help to solve baby flat head syndrome. We were worried about his condition and we visited an orthopedic. There our baby was diagnosed with positional plagiocephaly with 10mm asymmetry. We were told that it is a mild cosmetic problem but warned if not treated early the flat spot will grow into adulthood.

We had some tough time making up a decision. On one hand we did not want to regret for not correcting the flat head, on the other hand the cost of the treatment was very expensive it was 3800€. At that time we did not have other option. There was not much information and advice on alternative solution. Most of the information was provided by the helmet companies. After struggling for some time we decided to go for it.

Unfortunately the process of helmet therapy was not as smooth as we thought. First was the traumatic experience of casting our baby head shape. Our baby cried and suffered a lot during the casting process.

After 2 months of treatment our baby had dermatitis, redness and broken skin due to the excessive heat and sweat in the summer. We had no choice but to terminate the helmet therapy prematurely.

Our baby is 19 months old now and his skull still has some residual asymmetry.

We realized that: The unpleasant experience of the flat head syndrome and helmet treatment can be avoided If only

Unfortunately there was not a single piece of advice being offered. Even up till now many parents are still facing the very same problem.

As a result we take the initiative to promote Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) prevention campaign.

The objectives of our campaign:

To encourage pediatric doctors to check and take head measurement for newborn babies. We provide cranialmeter: a simple and accurate head measuring device to pediatric doctors. This device was validated by Dr Costa the leading pediatric neurosurgeon who had more than 10 years of experience in diagnosing and treating baby flat head syndrome. He encourages and recommends all pediatric doctors to play a role in flat head prevention campaign (please refer to Dr Costa's support letter).

To raise awareness among parents by providing useful information leaflets. The leaflets are being distributed via pediatric clinics and well baby centers.
We also set up web sites about flat head syndrome prevention for parents. The two websites are:
Spanish - www.infocefalia.com
English - www. Plagiocephalypillow.info

We work closely with physiotherapists and pediatric doctors to design a safe and effective pillow for prevention of flat head syndrome.

Financing
The sales of Mimos pillow is the source of funding for our prevention campaign.

Deformation plagiocephaly prevention campaign

There is a true need to promote deformational plagiocephaly prevention campaign to a nationwide scale because of: