Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Flemington, NJ - currently
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My son is now 18 months old and his head has not grown in the past 6 months. The pediatrician is very worried and of course making me worried. He is in proportion if you look at him. He is small for his age, but developmentally is on a 2 year level. He is only 19.10 pounds and is 29 inches long. That puts him in the
-5% for weight, 10% for height and he is in the -5% for head circumfrance. He only gained 1 pound from his 15-18 month visit and grew one inch. He eats like a horse and eats healthy. He runs around and talks nonstop. He can speak and comprehend over 75 words. He feeds himself and uses a spoon with no problems so coordination is good.
The pediatrician called a pediatric neurologist who suggested to keep an eye on him for the next few months and bring him in for rechecks on his measurements. He said not to worry right now because developmentally he is fine, but if his head doesn't grow more, before he is 2 years old, then he will want to do excessive testing.
Has anyone had a similar problem?? or heard of something like this?? Please help me from not worrying too much.