Head Circumference Of Children Aged 16 Months At The Lower Limit?
good morning, my child is 16 months old 43.5 cm head circumference. yesterday the doctor said that the bottom line. My child, thank God there is no delay in talking or walking. Is the situation safe or do you need more specific actions? thank you
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We understand the concerns that you feel
It is recommended to measure the baby's head circumference up to 2 years of age and plot the results on the Nelhause head circumference curve based on recommendations from the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI). Measurement of head circumference in children is useful for knowing the size and brain of a child.
A baby's head circumference that is lacking or incompatible with his age is related to a baby's brain development disorder.
Based on the information you provide, more detailed information regarding your child's sex is needed because the size of the head circumference between girls and boys is different. If the size of the head circumference is still within the normal range, even though it is at the lower limit then it is still considered reasonable.
The size of the child's head is also determined based on genetic or heredity and several other factors that support such as nutritional intake, health conditions since pregnancy and after birth and the presence or absence of certain medical conditions such as chronic infections, malnutrition, and various other chronic diseases.
Monitor the child's growth and development all the time. As long as a child's growth and development is quite good according to his age, then you don't need to feel anxious. This condition does not require special treatment or follow-up unless there is a sign of a decline in the development of the child or symptoms of certain diseases.
Consult further with a pediatrician to get further information and evaluation.
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps