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isnt a too large of head on a toddler a sign of mental retardation?

i looked on medical sites and found nothing just generic info. i used to work in a state hospital that housed MR's and all of them had heads that were large in proportion to body size. along with that the childs eyes are very far that of one who has down syndrome, walks rather stiffly...well moves as if his whole body is stiff. no bashing please


Asked by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Mar. 7, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • No. My best friend's son had a HUGE head. As a baby and toddler he really looked freakish because his head was so large, but he grew into it just fine. He's a normal active intelligent 5 year old now. Some babies and toddlers just have large heads. It's genetic.

    Also, just an interesting fact, most famous actors and actresses have larger heads than average people. It seems that large heads are considered more atractive.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Mar. 7, 2010

  • nope.

    my youngest has a big melon - thought there was somethign wrong but nope, she's just got a big head.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Mar. 7, 2010

  • my son has a HUGE head and hes perfectly fine hes already advanced in talking and right on target with all major developmental milestones but his head and body and weight have always been in proportion his head is in the 97th percentile his weight and height are in 105th

    Answer by sweet.lil.mama at 3:35 PM on Mar. 7, 2010

  • ohh and i work with the developmentally disabled not all of them have big heads..honestly i haven't seen any with unproportionately big heads..and i work with every disability

    Answer by sweet.lil.mama at 3:37 PM on Mar. 7, 2010

  • not at all. My son had a large head when he was a baby/toddler and he is fine.

    Answer by Tiffany237 at 3:37 PM on Mar. 7, 2010