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Growth & Development

Your Baby’s Head

Many parents worry about ridges or spaces on their baby’s head at birth.  These are normal and are the spaces between the bones that make up the skull.

When babies are born, the head may also seem a little swollen or misshapen due to the delivery.  This will usually resolve in the first 1-2 days of life.  Some swellings on the head may last longer, and should be discussed with your pediatrician.

The content provided is not meant to replace the advice of your child’s physician. Please refer any specific issues or questions about your child to your pediatrician or health care provider.