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My first son had a nice round head when he was born...

Does this mean my next will likely avoid having a cone head? (Not that I would really care, just curious.)

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Asked by kitten_shuga at 1:31 PM on Jul. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Most babies that are born with "cone" heads round out nicely within a few days

    Answer by missanc at 1:35 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • my first had a cone head my second was round

    Answer by piwife at 1:38 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • My first had such a cone head we could have put an actual cone on her head and it will fit like a hat lol But it rounded out in a couple days. My second was a cone head too. But nothing like my first hers was round before we left the hospital. You never know how it will turn out :)

    Answer by SMarsolf at 1:40 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • The big reason why they are cone shaped is from being pushed through that little canal. My DD had a perfect head because I pushed for almost two hours before they realized she was face up (I forget the term for it). Once they turned her to face down (she wasn't breach. she was facing my belly instead of my butt) she popped right out! :) But because she had pressure on her forehead for so long instead of the back of her head (how they get cone shaped) she came out pretty round.
    Like PP said, you can't ever tell and if they are, it will round out soon, if not eventually.

    Answer by DirtyMonkey at 1:58 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • cone head is only from being pushed through the canal, has nothing to do with genetics...

    Answer by annelebar at 2:16 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • I know why babies have a cone head, just wondered if since my first son fit through well if that means my subsequent babies will likely fit well too.

    Answer by kitten_shuga at 5:18 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

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