My bub is 7 months and I can still see and feel his fontanel beating. When does the fontanel become hard?


Posted by mom152736, 16th October 2015


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  • It varies a lot and often not until 18 month or older. My sons was very late closing and I just got it checked regularly and all was OK. He’s now 6. If you are concerned, get it checked.



  • It’s around 12-18 months I think, if memory serves me well. It’s freaky isn’t it, seeing that soft spot, knowing their brain is just through the skin. Scared me a little :/



  • yeah i thought that it was by 2 years old. the first comment says earlier. ask your baby health nurse for advice about it.



  • It is different for every child, I guess it also comes down to their development my oldest son was a premmie and his seemed to take forever to close fully he was about 15 months. for the other two kids it was closer to about 11 months.



  • I think its generally between 1-2 years.



  • Google says between 9 and 18 months. Good question!


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