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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Tummy time!: Many babies develop flattening of the back of the head in the first 4-6 months from sleeping on their backs. Tummy time can help to avoid this. Also, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
50 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between th ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Will be ok: THis is due to sleeping position and very normal. Not to worry. it will go away as child grows. Hope this was helpful. Dr R
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
50 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: There is no clear evidence to support the idea that abnormal head shape due to sleep positon and/or limited neck movement can hurt the developing brai ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Your question is ???: You wrote a statement not a question.If you have a specific question, start over.Questions are not linked on the site so each must contain basic infor ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Head measurement: Was your child premature? If so there is a correction that can be made to more accurately determine appropriateness of head size. Was your baby smal ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Head: Simply no.
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: There will be no developmental problems however you would be advised to have your baby sleep on alternate sides on alternate nights to minimize the co ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sometimes: Sometimes. Look at mom's and dad's face for the future.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Head injury: Unlikely
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Hope so: I suppose you mean inches in circumference.This is is on the larger size for an adult, but since mine is bigger, i think it is fine. It does make find ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Normal variation: Cradle cap occurs when normal aging skin cells fail to shead from the scalp in infants.Moms typicly use mild shampoos to avoid eye irritation but thes ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Get from others: Head lice are small insects that do not form on your head, but you get them from others. They lay eggs, called nits, which are glued to the hair shaf ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes: The soft spot is are region of the skull where the bones are not yet developed but will grow in with time. Major blood channels are located in this r ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wells
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Consult pediatrician: Could be due to fetal alcohol syndrome or a number of other causes. Recommend evaluation by pediatrician.
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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
? Nystagmus : He needs to be evacuated by a neurologist/ENT, might not need any treatment, but he needs to be seen, best wishes
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Should happen soon: If your baby has just been born be patient it should round out soon. In some cases it takes longer if the birth was a particularly tight squeeze. If y ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: A newborn's soft spot can often show slight pulsation. It is nothing to worry about. As long as your baby is otherwise well you can ignore this.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
47 years experience in Pediatrics
No brain injury: positional plagiocephaly means flattening of one side of skull usually becaue the babe always lies in the same position. Cosmetic problem only, howeve ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Cannot understand: this passage, please re post and state question clearly so we can help you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
A member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
1 years: They will get smaller and smaller; by 1 year of age you should no longer be able to find them in most children.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Back to sleep: Head position okay as long as you are putting baby to sleep on his back. Back to sleep is crucial to prevent sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. Al ... Read More

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