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At what age should a babies "soft spot" completely close up?

Just wondering because my daughters soft spot (who is 11 and 1/2 months old) feels like it is closed already...think its too young? I always thought it was supposed to stay open until thier head was fully grown to give room for the brain to grow. IDK...she has her 1 yr doc appt coming up so i'll ask then,just wondering what other moms know...


Asked by kimberlyinberea at 9:01 PM on Feb. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • "A baby's skull consists of several bones, and there are soft spots, or fontanels, where they meet. A baby's soft spots are covered by a thick fibrous layer. The soft spots are safe to touch and typically close within 12 to 18 months, when the skull bones fuse together. "

    Information is from the Mayo clinic's web site.

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:09 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I think she's ok. That soft spot always freaked me out. LOL.

    Answer by lowencope at 9:04 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • by 12 months its normally closed up.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 9:06 PM on Feb. 2, 2010