Baby's Soft Spot

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Baby's Soft Spot
Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:23pm

Q: When I took my daughter in for her 12-month check-up, my doctor discovered that her soft spot had completely closed, which he said shouldn't happen until closer to two years. Also, her head has not grown since her nine-month check up. She is developing normally as far as I can tell. My doctor has referred her to a pediatrician. Could early closure of the soft spot indicate a problem?

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I thought this was a great article as I know I wondered about it myself when my boys were small.  BTDT Mamas- when did you notice baby's soft spot close up?

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Fri, 05-31-2013 - 1:02pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one to question these things! My little one is still really young, and her soft spot is still open, but I had no idea that it didn't fully close until they were close to two. Interesting!