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Baby's Soft Spot

The spaces between the bones in the skull, which are yet to be completed is, called the baby's soft spot. It helps to mold the skull as the child grows. These spots usually close within three months from birth.

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My baby fell facedown. Will it affect his cognition?

Query: Hello doctor, My little three month old boy fell down on his face from his cozy. Fell from his size in terms of height. We went to the hospital the next day in order to make some checks. The doctor did send us home without doing any scanner. He said it should be fine as there were no bruises, a medi...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that the risk of developing cognitive disorders or seizures is very low (less than 5 %) if there is no brain damage (in brain MRI). I agree with the doctor for not performing the brain CT scan as there was no loss of co...  Read Full »

Can touching my baby's soft spot cause any issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I had accidentally pressed the soft spot in the head of my 40 days old baby while taking him out of the crib. He was crying before and after, and he had not made any special responses. Is there anything to worry? Please help. I am so tensed.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Just pressing the soft spot on the baby's head would not cause any major problem. It is just an opening in the head bones. Baby's feel discomfort during handling, hence they cry. But be careful to notice if any excessive and inconsolable cry occurs. Thank you and have a...  Read Full »

I am concerned about accidentally hitting my three-month-old in the soft spot. Is that harmful?

Query: Hello doctor,I accidentally hit my three-month-old on her soft spot with a phone while I was feeding her. She did not cry so I did not think much about it. However, I have noticed a small bulge on her soft spot. Later she was quite fussy with the feeds and did not sleep at all. After a day, the bulg...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is good to know that feeding and passing urine or motion is normal. If the fussiness does not reduce after a couple of days, I would advise you to consult a nearby pediatrician for a detailed evaluation. I hope this information will h...  Read Full »

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