Head Circumference Of 18-month-old Baby?
Good morning..I am the mother of a 18-month-old female twin … Born with a weight of 2.79kg and 2.6kg 34cm head circumference. Is it normal if their head circumference is currently 47cm and 48cm.Because since I shaved bald, the shape of the head is clear, and many have ask worriedly. And when I brought the immunization, I was referred to the general practitioner at the health center and measured 47cm and 48cm. Please inform me. Thank you
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In terms of baby growth parameters, not only can we monitor height and weight according to your baby's age. Growth of head circumference is also one of the parameters in infant growth. To ensure the growth of head circumference according to age, an analysis can be done using a female head circumference chart according to the age issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) which you can access at this link.
At the age of 18 months, the head circumference of 47 cm is still classified as normal, the head circumference of 48 cm is slightly above the yellow line / normal limit. You can do the analysis by drawing a straight line up on the X axis (age 1 year 6 months), then drawing a line to the left on the Y axis (head circumference in cm). It is expected that the results of the intersection of the two lines will be at a point in the spectrum between the two yellow lines, with ideal results on the green line.
In the growth of your baby, there are several things that can be considered include the nutritional status and nutrition of the baby which can be monitored from your baby's height, weight, and head circumference. In addition, it is important to pay attention to your baby's immunization schedule to be on time and to fulfill all of your baby's immunization needs. If you find complaints or symptoms such as head circumference getting bigger quickly, there is a decrease in awareness of your baby, the baby tends to vomit and unable to eat, immediately take him to the hospital or consult a pediatrician.
Hopefully this information can help you,