Welcome to Ahead4Babies
Ahead4Babies is the only UK-based clinic where craniofacial surgeons offer advice and treatment for misshapen baby heads (Orthotics). Plagiocephaly (“skewed-head syndrome”) and brachycephaly (“flat-head syndrome”) can both be treated with a helmet.
Our consultant surgeons have treated thousands of infants with head deformities over the past twenty years, and were pioneers in helmet therapy (CRANIO helmet) in the United Kingdom.
Please click on our surgeon's page for biographies.
We use a Canfield Vectra 3D Imaging System to capture a 3D image of your baby’s head. Fifteen digital cameras take images at the same time, giving 100% accuracy. (Since digital cameras take these images, there is no need for a laser, and there is no radiation.) The images can then be used to custom make helmets, as well as to compare head shapes before and after treatment.
Although Ahead4Babies is based in central London, we have treated babies from as far afield as Bangladesh, Kenya, Ireland, France and Egypt.
Ahead4Babies is part of the Cranioform network, which includes thirty clinics – mostly in university hospitals – across Germany (Frankfurt and Berlin), Switzerland (Alpnach), Sweden, Poland, and Austria.
"We just wanted to say again a huge thank you for everything you have done for Charlie. When we came to you, we felt we were fighting against the current just to get anyone to acknowledge what we instinctively felt – that Charlie’s head shape would not improve on its own, and that he needed help"
“Dear Dr Blecher We are due to meet with you on Sunday 8th July but I just wanted for you to see the before and after photos of Alfie, the most recent was taken about a week and a half ago. As you would expect, we are delighted!”