Your baby will have their head circumference (size) measured at birth, at their 6-8 week baby check and if there are any worries regarding head shape or size.
This helps pick up if your babies head is bigger or smaller than expected.
Your should also speak to your GP if your baby:
- Seems to have an unusually large head. For example their head is too big to fit hats for their age group and/or being unable to fit their head through a Babygro that fits their body.
- Has very visible veins on their head.
- Has a bulging fontanelle (soft spot).
- Has eyes looking downwards (sunsetting)
- Has Constant vomiting
- Is very sleepy.
- Has difficulty turning their head or has a strong preference for turning their head to one side.
- Has an unusual shaped head shape or very prominent uneven ridges which have not got better or have got worse.
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