Baby's soft spots (fontanels)

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Baby's soft spots (fontanels)

                       

A baby's skull consists of several bones, and there are soft spots, or fontanels, where they meet. A baby's soft spots are covered by a thick fibrous layer. The soft spots are safe to touch and typically close within 12 to 18 months, when the skull bones fuse together.

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Last Updated: 2010-01-12
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