Author Archives: SleepCurve

Helmet vs SleepCurve Mattress

Why would you subject your baby to wearing an uncomfortable and sometimes painful helmet, when the SleepCurve mattress is a clinically proven and less expensive treatment for Flat Head Syndrome? While often used, an orthotic helmet requires babies to wear it for up to 23 hours a day. It’s uncomfortable, expensive, and may lead to […]

How to identify the early signs of Flat Head Syndrome

Philip Owen talks about how you can spot the early signs of Flat Head Syndrome.

Causes of Flat Head Syndrome

Philip Owen explains some of the causes of Flat Head Syndrome and how a SleepCurve mattress can help prevent it developing and help with the self-correction process.

Is the SleepCurve Mattress safe to use when my baby rolls onto their tummy?

Parents often ask what to do when their baby rolls on to their tummy and is the SleepCurve mattress still safe to use. When this occurs, it would be true to say that the beneficial supportive effect on the back of the baby’s head is not being employed. Many babies prefer sleeping on their tummies […]

Expensive Helmets do not correct skull flattening in babies

The use of hard plastic helmets, which typically cost around £2,000, have been found to be ineffective in correcting Plagiocephaly, also know as Flat Head Syndrome. See the article HERE in the British Medical Journal. The SleepCurve mattress however has been Clinically Proven at Alder Hay Children’s Hospital to prevent and treat Flat Head Syndrome. […]

SleepCurve & Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

PRESS RELEASE Leading NHS children’s hospital finds simple solution to flat head syndrome – the SleepCurve® mattress. The Alder Hey NHS Children’s Foundation Hospital has made a revolutionary breakthrough in curing the increasingly common and distressing problem for babies and young infants – flat head syndrome, with the development of a new baby mattress, by […]

Why would you want your baby to wear a helmet?

Why Would You Helmet your Baby…? Why would you use an orthotic helmet to treat a baby with Flat Head Syndrome, when a SleepCurve Mattress is just as effective? Flat Head Syndrome – also referred to as Plagiocephaly or Braphycephaly, depending on the way the head is misshapen – is a condition found with some […]

Baby Sleep

Thoughts on sleeping issues in babies by Philip Owen D.O. (Paediatric Cranial Osteopath) When asked about lack of sleep in babies at my Children’s Clinic, I usually remind parents that babies not only should, but need sleep and it is extremely rare for a baby not to need much sleep. Much of the growth and […]