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How do I get the soft spot on my sons head to harden?

My son is 6months and he still has a soft spot on the back of his head. Every time I put him on his stomach he just rolls back over...Will it form right when he get older?

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Asked by RebekaHort89 at 4:44 AM on Apr. 3, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It will harden as he gets older!! Don't poke it !!!

    Answer by Sexyfox09 at 4:58 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • it will harden on its own when its supposed to

    Answer by shivasgirl at 5:03 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • It will harden on it's on. He's just 6 months, theres no need to worry about it. It's normal for it to still be soft. :)

    Answer by tiffanynichols at 5:05 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • ok I was just a little worried cuz his cousins went away when they were 6 months.

    Comment by RebekaHort89 (original poster) at 5:09 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • 12 mths do not touch it. Let your peds doctor check it if need to.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • The soft spot wont be ""healed"" for a few years, DONT worry about it, it will form just fine, over time.

    Answer by vbruno at 7:40 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Don't touch or poke at it. It's closes naturally and on its own.

    Answer by meooma at 7:44 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • He's too young for it to harden. It will happen on its own. When they harden too early, you can have problems. (That happened to a co-worker's kid.  She needed brain surgery.)  The brain is still growing, the soft spot allows it room to grow. Don't worry about him resting on it.


    Answer by JSD24 at 8:24 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • I year is when its complete. Hard to believe at 6 months old.

    Answer by Crissy9832 at 9:53 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • 6 months old is to young for it to harden! My daughter is 6 months and hers is still very soft

    Answer by johnandtabby at 4:25 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

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