In the process of contraction, if it is too early or too late, or too large or too small, can all be a sign of abnormal development in the child, once it appears, it is necessary to bring the child to a doctor. In babies and young children, there is a soft bony space on the top of the baby’s head called a fontan that needs careful care. Before this organ closed it was very weak, unable to resist any force due to the incomplete headbone. If impacted, it could cause brain damage, affecting the health of the child. Some adults even have the notion of not touching and manipulating children because if they do this often, they are also capable of being stupid and dull. Of course, that is just the perception of the old people and it is necessary not to exert a strong impact on the baby’s dents and the light touch will not damage the brain nor make the baby become stupid.
The baby’s suckling will gradually close over time. Anterior duct usually closes after 6 months of birth. Then, the skull bone closes gradually and completely when the baby is about 12-18 months. The posterior contraction usually closes completely after 2-4 months of birth.
The suckle is not large and looks dangerous but assesses the baby’s health. Before a child turns 1, parents can discover a baby’s health problems through a tapered change for early intervention.
Normally, if the child is not crying, the spirit is stable, the fontanel will be slightly depressed, but if there is a serious lack of water, the cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles will decrease, the pressure is reduced, and the fontanelle appears to be very concave. Mom need to rehydrate in time. If the child is frightened, the sucker will swell or turn from concave to flat, at this time the mother needs to comfort her.
Normally, the size of the pyramid at birth is about 1.5-2cm. When the baby is 6 months old, the size of the cone reaches 2.5-3cm. But after 6 months, the fontanelle will gradually smaller with the development of the skull. Some babies will close completely when they are 1 year old, while others will close within 18 months.
In the process of contraction, if it is too early or too late, or too big or too small, can all be a sign of abnormal development in the child, once it appears, it should be examined.
If you have these symptoms, your child’s health may be having:
1. Shrinks close early
If the fontanelle is closed 5 or 6 months later, it is thought that it is due to its premature closure, possibly brain development or normalization. The doctor can measure the child’s head circumference in detail, if head circumference is lower than normal values and there are other intellectual problems it could be cerebral dysplasia, if head circumference is normal usually completely normal.
2. Slow to close the fontan
If the child has not closed the fontanelle after 18 months, it is said that the fontanelle closed slowly. It could be a sign of rickets, a minor illness or it could be a normal symptom, but to be safe, see your child.
If the baby’s horns close too late, with a square skull and enlarged head ring, it is most likely a sign of rickets. In general, if the baby’s tenderness closes late but has a normal head circumference, normal intelligence, and development without problems, it is normal. Because there are many children, the fontanelle completely closes until they are 2 years old.
3. Squeeze is too loud
When the newborn baby is about 1.5-2 cm, it will reach 2.5-3 cm at 6 months. If the baby is born, the fontanelle increases rapidly to 4-5 cm, the cause is because it is too large, mostly due to hydrocephalus or congenital rickets. If the brain is hydrocephalic, the child’s head shape will be very large, the head circumference is 2-3 times that of a normal child, the anterior duct is difficult to heal, is mentally and physically retarded, if it is congenital rickets. Not only will the anterior horns be large, the posterior font of the baby will also be very large, and the bone seams in the middle of the top lip will be wider.
4. Squeeze is too small
If your baby’s dropper is only the size of the tip of his finger, it is considered too small.
Whether or not the cone is too small can be assessed by measuring head circumference. If a baby’s head circumference is normal, even a slightly smaller fontan doesn’t affect brain development; If the baby’s head circumference is too small, it will be significantly inferior to a normal baby. It is abnormal and needs to be examined by the child.
5. Squeeze bulging
Usually the baby’s fontanum can be concave or flat (after 6 months it is usually flat or slightly concave).
If the bulge is suddenly bulging, it could be a sign of fear. If your child has diarrhea, high fever and sweating, the child’s body is dehydrated, causing the crum to fall. Please rehydrate your child immediately.