Small Head Circumference..is it ok?

Tiffanie - posted on 11/24/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is in the 60-65 percentile for height and weight. He's a pretty big boy but he's tall so the weight is pretty well distributed. His head circumference is in the bottom fifth percentile though., which surprises me because he looks like he has a normal size head. I'm just worried if this means anything about his intelligence or development. I know some babies have little heads but usually they're tiny all over and he's big. Thanks for any help.

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Pip - posted on 11/24/2010

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I had the same thing happen with 1 of my sons. I too was concerned and the community nurse suggested that it wasn't great. Well 4 yrs on and he's fine, he's intelligent and totally normal, his head is just skinny. Try not to worry too much it may just be his bone structure and if you take a look around at some men you'll notice some have long thin faces and others have short round faces.

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