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small head??

i was wondering if anyone has any experience with their child being low on the growth chart? (specifically their head) my son has always been in the 5th percentile for height and the 10th percentile for weight. and his head is in the 3rd percentile as of his 1 year check up (he's 13 months old now). the dr said he would keep an eye on his head growth and i am a bit worried about it. he is meeting all his other milestones with flying colors and seems to be "normal" otherwise. any information or personal stories about a childs head being LOW on the growth chart,would be appreciated. thank you.

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Asked by instagasm at 8:30 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son went way down percentile wise one check up. I was obviously concerned since it looked his head wasn't growing. The doctor said it's really difficult to get an accurate measurement and a few cms make a huge difference. The next time he was back to were he was.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • i also forgot to mention that his soft spot in front may have closed to soon but its hard to tell without a cat scan,

    Answer by instagasm at 9:02 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

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