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A 33-year-old female asked:

My 6 month old baby has a raised soft spot on the top front of his head. is this normal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: The soft spot can reflect the pressure on the contents inside the skull. If the kid is laying down, it can bulge some naturally but it would flatten when they sit up. It can also bulge a little if they are crying. If it bulges constantly in all positions, crying or not, it may reflect a problem.
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