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Should I be concerned? My kid's soft spot (he's 6 weeks old) seems sunken in sometimes...

But he's growing like a weed (actually, more like a jiggly water baloon), I can hardly keep up with what size he wears, and he keeps me up to my neck in dirty diapers every day....

Is the sunken soft spot as huge of a red flag dehydrated indicator as they make it out to be?
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mine is always sunken in, if babies have enough wets dont worry
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2 of the 3 babies of the house have had this. Like the pp said--as long as wet dipes keep coming, not to worry. Otherwise, it would signal dehydration.

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Agreed! Keep an eye on his diaps, if there's plentiful wetness I wouldn't worry.

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Agreed with the others. DS wets diapers like a champ and is growing so fast yet he has a very pronounced fontanel- just some babies' head shape I guess.
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2 of the 3 babies of the house have had this. Like the pp said--as long as wet dipes keep coming, not to worry. Otherwise, it would signal dehydration.
thats what the ped told us about Bryson (other 2 never had this). We were afraid of dehydration, but he has plenty of wet diapers and eating well so he's fine.
Now @ 3 weeks, its no longer sunken in...some babies take long than other for it to "fill in"

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My kiddo's soft spot didn't used to be sunken in. For about the first week, it wasn't at all. Then a bit later it started to sink a bit. I notice it seems sunken while he's sitting in certain positions but not in others. But like I say, he's keeping us loaded with tons of diapers every day. And he's getting extremely chubby. I guess I should put my mind at ease.
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