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Can you cause the soft spot on a newborns head to indent further?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Soft spot dynamics

The soft spot is basicly a window into the water baloon that protects the brain and spinal cord, with a cushion of water, against the effect of movement.
Sit a kid upright and the soft spot flattens, lay them flat or upside down & they tend to pooch out. With hold fluid the dehydrated kid will sink in further in any position.

In brief: Soft spot dynamics

The soft spot is basicly a window into the water baloon that protects the brain and spinal cord, with a cushion of water, against the effect of movement.
Sit a kid upright and the soft spot flattens, lay them flat or upside down & they tend to pooch out. With hold fluid the dehydrated kid will sink in further in any position.
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