This is a bit much to take in at 6:30 a.m. (bizarro-wise) but I stumbled onto videos about “fixing” infant skull shapes when looking for info on Neanderthal skulls.
Wow! Once again, medical-tech intervention is the answer to a social deficiency in teaching / learning about our most precious “product” = NEW HUMANS.
It’s an extreme case of micromanaging “baby development” – How did Homo sapiens ever survive this long (200,000 years or so) without parents knowing all this “official stuff” about parenting?
It’s also a strong case for modern social humans being the product of neoteny: in the U.S., at least, NO ONE knows what to do with a Homo sapiens BABY! Also note that an edict which directed that babies sleep on their backs (and has saved lives) has created this unexpected consequence. Tinker, tinker, tinker: male doctors know best!
Meanwhile, in China, flat heads are desirable: