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#1 of 2 Old 09-16-2009, 07:11 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, My ds is 13 weeks and doing great. but i noticed something different on his skull this week. on the side of his head, running perpendicular from his ear, he has a small crevice, a few inches long. It feels like a small groove. this is not symetrical to the other side of his head. i know about fontanelles, but i thought those were in the front and back of skull. anyone know if this space is normal? i have 2 dds and never noticed this w/ them.

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sounds like the coronal suture of the skull. the skull sutures stay slightly separate to accommodate brain growth as your baby gets older. my son is 14 weeks and i can feel the same thing. and just because you can't feel it on the other side, is not usually a cause for alarm...on side may just be easier to feel than the other. hth

oh, here is a diagram of an infant skull so you can relate it to what you're feeling
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