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fontanella....still open...and moving a bit

(10 Posts)
sasa15 Sat 16-Jul-05 15:36:19

Do you know when the little fountain in the centre of the baby's head is going to close?

we gave ds short haircut to ds nearly one year old now... and noticed that his head is still a bit soft and moving in the middle....

will go to doctor in few weeks...just want to know your opinion....and if you know ...

Libb Sat 16-Jul-05 15:42:53

Has he had enough to drink today?

NomDePlume Sat 16-Jul-05 15:48:46

I think it can take up to 18 months for the skull bones to fuse completely

NomDePlume Sat 16-Jul-05 15:51:01

if it looks a bit 'sunken' then it could be a bit of dehydration.

sasa15 Sat 16-Jul-05 15:51:44

what you mean about drinking water...???

ok up to 18 months....fine ....just normal

sasa15 Sat 16-Jul-05 15:52:35

reallly......I didn't know...

NomDePlume Sat 16-Jul-05 15:53:52

especially if you live in warmer climes (i think you do) or you're enjoying this UK heatwave....

NotQuiteCockney Sat 16-Jul-05 15:54:51

Some kids' fontanelles close earlier. But a year is not late at all, to still have it open.

If the fontanelle is sunken, that's a sign of dehydration. But it being soft and going up and down with his pulse, is very normal.

sasa15 Sat 16-Jul-05 15:56:24

yeah it pulse up and down...

he drinks plenty of water....

NotQuiteCockney Sat 16-Jul-05 15:58:04

Yeah, they normally move with their pulse. My kids are pale with not much hair, so I can't avoid seeing theirs. If they're annoyed, it moves more, I think.

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