What is a babys soft spot called?
two "spots" generally combine to make up the larger spot. they are the posterior fontanel and the anterior fontanel
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Firstly, most people are unaware that babies actually have a baby soft spot on the top of the head which is diamond or kite shaped (anterior fontanel) and another one at the b…ack of the head which is triangular (posterior fontanel). A newborn's soft spot exists where the skull has not completely closed at birth. The anterior fontanel is generally about two inches wide and can remain to some degree until the baby is around eighteen months of age. The posterior fontanel is only half an inch wide and closes relatively quickly between the ages of six to twelve weeks. Essentially, the soft spots are an area of an infant's head where the skull plates have not yet formed together to protect the brain. the soft spot in the babies head where the skull is not fully developed.
because it is a baby.
the soft palet
The "soft spot" is the area on top of the head where the bones of the skull have not quite joined. During pregnancy, the skull develops sort of like a jigsaw puzzle; it's not …all one bone, but rather many bones that eventually meet and fuse. Some bones meet and fuse before the baby is born. Others fuse after birth to allow room for the brain's tremendous growth over the first year. More than 50 percent of the total growth of the head occurs in this first year of life. If all the bones fused early, there would be no room for the brain as it grows. There are often several "soft spots" present at birth, but most are so small and last for so little time, that parents are unaware of them. But by two months, only two of these spots should be present: . The smaller is the posterior fontanel, on the back part of the top of the head. It's usually difficult to find at two months of age and should be completely gone (because the bones have fused) by four months. . The anterior fontanel is the one most parents recognize as the soft spot. It's on top of the head toward the front. Four bones come together at this spot, but, because of their rounded corners, they don't quite meet. This soft spot may close as early as nine months of age or as late as two years. The average is between 12 to 14 months. So, what does it mean when the soft spot seems to have closed up early? Most of the time, it means that it is still present but is difficult to feel because a tough, fibrous cartilage membrane develops over the soft spot as it is closing. This membrane can make it difficult to determine if the soft spot is still open. However, if the soft spot does indeed close early, it could be a condition called craniosynostosis, which can cause some problems. Craniosynostosis occurs in about one in 2,500 babies and usually requires surgery. If left untreated, compression of the brain may eventually occur and the other bones of the skull become deformed as they grow. This may cause vision difficulties and significant disfigurement of the face.
These "soft spots," called fontanels, are actually made of tough but flexible cartilage. A baby's brain grows very quickly, and this flexible cartilage lets the skull expand t…o make room. If the baby doesn't have this then they have it you just dont know where it is.
Its because the brain has to form . and the plate grows there later on.
its the spot at the top of an infants head were the skull is not completey hardened The fontanelle. A skull is composed of a number of plates that fuse together after birth. …A newborn has close to 300 bones in its whole body and many of them fuse together before adulthood as an anult only has 206
The one on the top of the head is called the anterior fontanelle and the one at the back is called posterior fontanelle
It's called a fontanel or fontanelle and allows the baby's head to pass more easily through the birth canal.
It is called the fontanel.
yes.they do every single one of them.most of them have it on the of there heads