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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 12:37 PM   1
babyno9
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My baby has a big head?!


This is what my doctor told me today!

I went there for something totally unrelated and she commented that my baby's head looked big!

She measured it and it was 45cm, he is 7 months old. It was 34cm at birth and by 11 weeks old it was on the 91st centile. His head circumference is now just below the 91st centile and his weight is just above the 91st centile. His length is between the 50th and 75th centile.

I have to take him back in 4 weeks time but now i'm really worried. It doesn't look big to me.

Should i be concerned?

Does my baby's head look big to you?!!



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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 12:47 PM   2
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I was told the same thing about my little one. It's scary to hear but most of the time it's just familial. My son had to have an ultrasound and then an MRI but the results were good. Ithink doctors just like to be overly cautious... Which is a good thing I think! Let me know if you have any questions that I might be able to answer as I know how scared I was at first.



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 12:55 PM   3
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Thanks. Yes i am quite scared actually I have to take him back in 4 weeks! Thats a whole month i have to be worried. Can you remember the size of your LOs head and what age he was? Was he bigger than average in weight too? Do you think my baby is just a bigger baby all over? Should i be so worried? Sorry



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 13:00 PM   4
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My LO too has a generously proportioned bonce, curtesy of OH and his large headed clan, I have never had cause to worry about it, looks in proportion to me if not a lil on the large side (my LOs). LO head cir is 91st, height 50th, weight 75th. My doc and paed as Ive seen many for LOs reflux issues have never commented at all. I was always told the percentiles are all normal be it if you are in the 1st or 100th or off the chart its just an average. Id worry to if I was told LO would need tests, who wouldnt, but really Im sure everything is fine, to be honest I have heard alot of crap from the docs, hopefully a paedeatrician can put your mind at rest x

Ill post measurements when LOs asleep, looks like they are v similar. x



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 13:01 PM   5
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He looks perfect! Violet actually does have a big head as she isnt as in proportion as your LO, her head is and has always been in the 98th percentile (it was even measuring big at growth scans!) and her height is in the 96th percentile but her weight is a lot lower, either the 50th or 70th, I cant remember. Her Dr said its totally fine and lots of babies have big heads and just 'grow into' them as they get older and it all balances out. Dont be worried! Violet had a head type scan for something unrelated and she is totally fine. Her Dr is incrediably cautious so if there was the slightest propblem or concern with her head then she'd be on it! P.s. Her signature pic actually makes her head look bigger than it is! Lol!



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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 13:01 PM   6
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A friend of mine (studying child development) did some thorough re-search about head circumference, and a childs head will grow more rapidly than the body (hence having a "big head") the body does eventually catch up and the head is no longer classed as big even though its the same size iykwim?
They do however, have to check but most of the time its nothing to worry about, i wouldnt stress yourself about it hun im sure your LO is just perfect!



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 13:02 PM   7
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AWHHHHH, he does kinda have a big head...but it's really really reallly cute!! It definitely doesn't look 'worryingly' big or anything. n'awh, he's lovely.
my LO was 50th percentile for weight when he was born but only like 34th for head circumference, didn't really think it mattered to be honest, some people have big heads and some people have small heads



 
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My LO too has a generously proportioned bonce, curtesy of OH and his large headed clan, I have never had cause to worry about it, looks in proportion to me if not a lil on the large size. LO head cir is 91st, height 50th, weight 75th. My doc and paed as Ive seen many for LOs reflux issues have never commented at all. I was always told the percentiles are all normal be it if you are in the 1st or 100th or off the chart its just an average. Id worry to if I was told LO would need tests, who wouldnt, but really Im sure everything is fine, to be honest I have heard alot of crap from the docs, hopefully a paedeatrician can put your mind at rest x

Ill post measurements when LOs asleep, looks like they are v similar. x



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 13:10 PM   9
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He doesnt look like he has a big head at all !! My two sons have larger than average heads hun please dont worry im positive everything will be fine!!

Hes beautiful xxx



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 13:20 PM   10
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I wouldn't look at him and think that hun, looks perfect to me



 
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