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normal head size brittany_ flynn Due October 9; Japan 12 posts
30th Jan '13

what is the normal size head for a 4 month old the dr said he has alittle smaller head than what it suppose to be its 37.3cm i had a small head when i was little but no problems hope that the xrays come back ok and nothing wrong

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
30th Jan '13

Is he small all over?

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
30th Jan '13

I make hats for babies and his head in inches is about 14 and that is usually the size I make for 0-3 months



But, if he's just naturally small all over, I wouldn't stress it. My 1st had a tiny head.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
30th Jan '13

I just had a look in my daughters book, when she was born her head was on the 0.4% line and its been growing good and steady and now she's between the 9th and 25% line at almost 6months. 40.6cms
It sounds scary because its the head and that's where the brain is, but I'm sure everything will be fine :D

brittany_ flynn Due October 9; Japan 12 posts
30th Jan '13

he is small all over i was when i was a baby idk what size mine was i still have a small head they said he soft spot is closing up and he is to young for it to close yet

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting brittany_ flynn:</b>" he is small all over i was when i was a baby idk what size mine was i still have a small head they said he soft spot is closing up and he is to young for it to close yet "</blockquote>




Oh this happened to my cousins baby and Someone else i Know.. I'm not 100% sure what was going on with my cousins baby but he had an operation, it's was quite quick and not major, he was about 3 months old. He's over one now and perfectly fine. The other persons baby didn't need an op.
sounds like they've caught it early so with the scan and monitoring he may not need anything to correct it.

Denise87 Due April 6 (girl); Indiana 321 posts
30th Jan '13

that sounds really small to me however my daughter was born with a 37cm head circumference. they said that she has the 2nd largest head they had ever seen on a newborn lol but if he is just small all over i wouldn't worry too much. has his head size steadily increased?

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Denise87:</b>" that sounds really small to me however my daughter was born with a 37cm head circumference. they said ... [snip!] ... ever seen on a newborn lol but if he is just small all over i wouldn't worry too much. has his head size steadily increased? "</blockquote>



Yea that's a big NB head lol.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting hobbit*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Denise87:</b>" that sounds really small to me however my daughter ... [snip!] ... all over i wouldn't worry too much. has his head size steadily increased? "</blockquote> Yea that's a big NB head lol."


LOL. My last 2 had HUGE heads, one being 15 and 3/4 inches(over 39 cms), and the other was 15 inches even(still over 39 cms)

brittany_ flynn Due October 9; Japan 12 posts
30th Jan '13

im hoping he dont i want everything to go good and noting will not be wrong with him he is very healthy everything is good and like it suppose to be besides his head size i just hope it ok and it be like mine i had a small head and still do just worried but i know god wont let my family down

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting brittany_ flynn:</b>" im hoping he dont i want everything to go good and noting will not be wrong with him he is very healthy ... [snip!] ... size i just hope it ok and it be like mine i had a small head and still do just worried but i know god wont let my family down "</blockquote>




Yep just think positive :D ill keep your baby boy in my thoughts!
Maybe you could make a new post asking if anyone's baby fontanelle started closing early? You might get some more replies.