Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

Plagio Cradle

The Plagio Cradle is an alternative resting surface designed to help prevent and/or treat developing plagiocephaly during the first 20 weeks of life.

The Plagio Cradle is intended to fit into a standard-sized crib or bassinet and supports the infant’s entire body. This treatment must be discontinued immediately when the child exhibits signs of being able to roll over.

Treatment with Cradling

Prevention and/or treatment using the Plagio Cradle, consists of the following steps:

  • Initial evaluation by a trained and licensed specialist in order to determine whether cranial asymmetry is present, or if the child is at risk of developing asymmetry
  • Primary evaluation, fitting, and cranial scan appointment, at which the orthotist will provide information concerning repositioning methods, cranial asymmetries and the cradle. Measurements and a 3D scan will be taken of the infant’s head using infant-safe lasers and cameras
  • Follow-up appointments as necessary throughout the treatment period
  • Concluding appointment for discharge and final scan