Infant Head Size

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jap - March 22

I was wondering if anyone else's baby had a small head. My 6 month old son's head is only 16 1/4 inches. They did a CATscan to make sure his brain was growing and they said everything is fine. It falls below the 3%. I am still worried about it. Anyone else have a child with a smaller head? He is a smaller baby. He weighed 14lbs14oz. at 6 months.

 

sugar+spice - March 22

my daughters head size is 16 3/4 in. and they told me thats big. but oh, i see hes 6 months .... my dd is almost 5 months. well, i hope all is well with your son.

 

dsmack80 - March 23

I don't know how big my son's head is now, but his has consistently since pregnancy been in the 25th percentile. He's 4 mos now but they gave me quite the scare when I was pregnant. I was soooo scared of brain development as well. Don't worry til the Dr.'s give u something to worry about. Some babies just have smaller heads. :)

 

dsmack80 - March 23

I should mention that at his 2 mo check-up his height was in the 50-75%; weight was 90% and h.c. was 25%.

 

KrisD - March 23

Well, my son's head has been in the 75th while the rest of him has lagged behind (25th for height). I was nervous and was told that it isn't necessarily the % that should worry you... For example, if his head was originally in the 75th and then fell below 3%, that would show signs that it wasn't growing/developing. Or if he had been in the low % and then it shot up to a much higher %. As long as he's growing... And not everyone falls in the middle of the bell curve!! You did the right thing, he was checked out... I bet he's beginning to sit up and learn and develops every day!

 

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