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Old 05-24-2007, 06:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi!

Sometimes it looks like CJ's soft spot is sunken in a little bit and other times it doesn't. Is that normal?


He's 2 months old, btw.

Thanks!
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yep, normal. ds's was sunken, too. ped said that it's ok to be sunken, but it shouldn't be raised. also normal to see the heartbeat in it. :-)

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I was told that sunken is fine, but it should be flush with the rest of the skull when the babe is laying down. If it's noticably sunken when the baby is laying down, it is a sign of dehydration.
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Remember that with both mine. i was all the time checking that spot

 
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my in home rn says that this is totally normal. She told me that before a feed most babies have sunken (slight, not overly) because of fluid needs. It is completely normal especially if you are EBF'ing.

the sunken\not sunken soft spot thing varies throughout the day! As long as it is not overly sunken it is perfectly fine, if it is overly sunken it is a sign of dehydration.

if you are concerned, gently pinch the nail beds of baby's toes and fingers - if they go back to their color quickly, they are hydrated well, if slowly, they are dehydrated. same with skin color as well (pinch gently) and if skin does not "bounce" back fast then it is also a sign of dehydration.

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it is ok to be somewhat sunken, but to go up again after a feed...

if it continues to be sunken it can be a sign of dehydration..

2 months ago my ds had to stay in the hospital because of this..
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Ok thanks! It comes back out when he is laying down.
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