Doctors-pediatricians monitor the size of a large Fontanelle and his narashivanie. There are no special rules and deadlines regarding the disappearance of the Fontanelle. Statistics show that boys have a overgrowth goes faster than girls. And to 2 years large Fontanelle grows 95% of children.
To estimate the correct development of the child, as his large and posterior fontanelles, doctors examine the baby's head, gently fingering the elastic edges of the fontanelles. Kids, this process does not cause any pain.
Repeat this same procedure at home by yourself: put the baby to bed or changing table and light hand feel the edge of the Fontanelle. Try to estimate what size the opening. To use line is not: you might scare the child or give him discomfort. If the accuracy of their observation you are not sure, take a soft measuring tape.
Small, the posterior Fontanelle usually has a magnitude of 0.5-0.7 cm wide fontanel measure of equity, and the transverse axis, because it has a diamond shape. To determine the correct size, use a simple formula: add together the sum of the lengths of both axes and divide it by two. Standard baby size of the Fontanelle is of 2.1 cm
The Fontanelle measures the doctor at each visit the child. Special tools are used. Slowly overgrown Fontanelle can serve symptomen diseases such as congenital hypothyroidism (changes in the thyroid glands), rickets, chondrodysplasia (dwarfism), down's syndrome.
Too quickly overgrown Fontanelle may indicate the presence of craniosynostosis (specific diseases of the skeletal system), abnormalities of brain development. However, to determine the cause of rapid or slow growth of the large Fontanelle can only doctors.