What are the soft spots on a babies head called?
What is the name of the soft spots on a babies head?
Fontanelles. These allow for the bony plates of the baby's skull to 'flex' during birth
Why do babies have soft spots on their heads?
The soft spots on a baby's head are called fontanelles. These are areas where the bone of the skull has yet to grow.FontanellesThe bones of the vault of the skull are membrane bones. These ossify i...
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What is the soft spot on an infant's head called?
What is the soft spot on a baby's head called?
The soft spots on a baby's head are called fontanelles. There are two of them, the larger one close to the front of the head, and a smaller one that closes soon after birth further back on the head.