Topic: Flat spot
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August 8th, 2013, 09:41 PM
shen7 shen7 is offline
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My DD was bald as a cue ball and I was so freaked about every bump and asymmetry in her head!! I looked at all those webpages about the flat spots and helmets and everything. I asked about it at her 2 month and 6 month appointments and both times the doctor laughed and said, "yeah, classic first-time-mom concern, she's fine!" and recommended I start taking a close look at people's heads, no one has a perfectly symmetrical head, you just usually don't notice because of hair.

That said, I do know a mom whose son had a bit of a funny shaped head, and the pediatrician noticed right away at one of her well baby checks, and examined more closely, and apparently one of his soft spots or sutures or whatever had fused too early. Luckily they caught it early enough that it could be fixed with surgery and it did not impact his brain development. But apparently that is a condition that can cause rather severe mental disability if left untreated.

Moral of the story, ask your doctor but I'm sure it's nothing!

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