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When do soft spots go away on a baby?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Can shrink or grow
The soft spot is a simple opening between plates of bone that can be tiny or > grapefruit in size.
It can widen some or become narrower as a baby grows, but most are undetectable by 6-9 months. It is subject to change over time and the amount can be verified as OK at your next scheduled well checkup.

In brief: Can shrink or grow
The soft spot is a simple opening between plates of bone that can be tiny or > grapefruit in size.
It can widen some or become narrower as a baby grows, but most are undetectable by 6-9 months. It is subject to change over time and the amount can be verified as OK at your next scheduled well checkup.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
In brief: Varies
The soft spot on the head can be expected to completely close by 2 years of age but it would not be unusual to no t be able to feel it by 9 - 12 months of age.

In brief: Varies
The soft spot on the head can be expected to completely close by 2 years of age but it would not be unusual to no t be able to feel it by 9 - 12 months of age.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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