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Posted by: Linda | 2007/04/02

Babies softspot on head

Please can you tell me how long does it takes for the soft spot on a babies head to close. My baby is 3 months old and his soft spot seems to have closed already. I have heard that this can be a problem and can cause his head to grow abnormal. Please can you advise me if I need to seek medical advice urgently.

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Hallo Linda
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontanelle
Just ask your pediatrician or GP to check for you - this may be too early. It can impair brain growth if the bones can't "stretch" properly.

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