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    does your babies head do this?

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    When Sara lays on her back the back of her skull pushes in. Its pretty gross. My other kids never had this happen so I don't know if its normal or something I should talk to her Dr. about.
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    Not that I know of is her soft spot on the back of her head?
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    Most babies after an extended period of time will have a flat spot on the back of their head. But by extended - I don't mean just an hour or so.

    I'll call the MD, just to be sure. Better safe than sorry.
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    How old is she? I know that bebes are born without part of their skull so they can come out of the birth canal...so maybe that's why I guess it's on the back of her head...which usually, isn't it normally around the crown area? I think it's normal
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    Her soft spot is really small on the top of her head. Its about the size of the tip of my finger. Several drs. have checked it and none of them said anything was abnormal.

    Shes two months old today!!

    She has her 2 month well baby check up in 2 weeks. I don't think this is detrimental to her health at this point. I'll be sure to bring it up to her Dr. when we go in. Its just weird to me it feels so unnatural.
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    Honestly, as the pediatric docs I used to work for would say "if it concerns you enough to mention it, give us a call".

    Without seeing it I honestly can't picture it enough to form an opinion, but if it were me, I would give the doctor's office a call
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    Your baby is still far too young for it to close up. Sometimes it can take from 9-12 months.
    Here's some more information about it:http://www.drgreene.com/21_855.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chels View Post
    How old is she? I know that bebes are born without part of their skull so they can come out of the birth canal...so maybe that's why I guess it's on the back of her head...which usually, isn't it normally around the crown area? I think it's normal

    Babies are born with their whole skull. The bones aren't fused together, which makes it easier to get through the birth canal. Just so you know!

    And you were right about one of the "soft spots" being on top of the head - but there's also one in the back.
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    Alecs head doesnt do that..

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    There is a "normal" soft spot on the back of a babies head, but that has never happended with any of my kiddo's. I would call the ped and try to get in Monday for her well baby or a check at least. It is better to be safe, especailly when they are this little.

    If her soft spot is to large they may be able to give you a soft helmet for her to wear to help until it closes some more.

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