Basin On The Baby’s Head 1 Month Old?
In the afternoon, my son’s basin is on the left and right front of his head from the age of 1 month until now. My question is if the basin is caused by dehydration, when can the basin be cured if we diligently give fluids to the baby? And if the basin occurs due to human pressure are there any side effects to the baby? thank you
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Are you referring to a soft basin on the baby's head or fontanel or also called a fontanel?
Fontanel is a part of the baby's skull whose bones have not closed / fused. This condition is a normal condition for all babies and has two main functions. First is to facilitate the release of the baby's head from the pelvis during labor, the second is to facilitate the growth of the baby's brain. There are 6 Fontanels in newborns:
The largest anterior fontanel located at the top of the baby's head in front of the posterior fontanel located at the back of the baby's head. The sphenoid fontanel, there is a pair on the left and right of the front of the head, close to the mastoid fontanel's temple, there is a pair on the left and right side of the head, located behind the ear If the basin on either side of the head is this fontanel, there is nothing you need to do or worry about because this basin will disappear by itself as the baby gets older. If you are in doubt as to what basin is in your child's head, you can ask your child's doctor directly when doing a routine child check.
If your baby has vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, and other signs of dehydration are seen in your baby, immediately take your baby to the hospital.
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