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    Follow your baby's head size
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    Jennifer Shu, MD posted:
    Your pediatrician will check your baby's head size at every well child visit. Head size is often determined by a child's genetics but growth patterns can sometimes mean there is a medical problem.

    A head that is too small for a baby's age may mean that the brain is not growing properly. One that is too big may mean that there is too much pressure in the brain, causing the skull to expand also.

    So when you go in for your infant's regular check-ups, in addition to paying attention to her latest height and weight, remember also to follow her head size!
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    4xdamom responded:
    This would have been very helpful if it gave you the measurements range that the head should fall in during certain ages.


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