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when does a babies softspot on their head close???

just wanted to know because my baby is 5 months old and his soft spot has gotten very little

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Asked by Cristy-1208 at 7:56 PM on May. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 12 to 14 months is avarage but as early as 9 months is normal. But that is the front one, the back one closes as early as 2-4months.

    Answer by Zachsmom7 at 8:00 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I thought my son's soft spot was too small too. At about 5 months it was just about the size of my thumbprint. But his doctor said it was perfect. He's 9 months now and I can't feel a soft spot at all but he still says its okay. He even tried to show me exactly how to tell but I can't lol.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 8:13 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • Not until 18 months, average anyway. Google it or even ask your pedi.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • anon 8:24 got it right. On average the soft spot will heal COMPLETELY at 18 months. My son's not average and his didn't heal until he was after 2.

    Answer by krissyvelazquez at 9:29 PM on May. 22, 2009

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