The throbbing crown in babies is often a concern for parents. To get the explanation, here are some things that can help you get information about the baby’s throbbing crown. You need to know that the baby’s head is formed by bony plates. The bones that make up the baby’s head consist of one spine, two bones on the right and left and two bones on the front. In a newborn, the bones are not properly connected, so there are gaps between them. In other words, the two slits that occur in a baby are known as the crown.
The crown or in medical terms known as fontanella is a small part of the baby’s head, looks very soft, even though the crown is not as soft as imagined because it is covered with a strong membrane. The crown or fontanental has a function to protect the baby during delivery so that he knows the amount of pressure on the baby’s brain. (Also read: Islamic Baby Girl Names )
The crown is throbbing because it hasn’t closed, generally closes back in 9 months old babies and most babies closes at the crown of 18 months. You don’t need to worry if at the age of your child under 20 months the crown is still throbbing, but at the age of your baby is more than 29 months the crown is still pulsating or has not closed, then you must pay attention, for early prevention of abnormalities that occur such as Down’s syndrome, hydrocephalus (enlarged skull) or hypothyroidism (thyroid hormone deficiency).
Although basically the crown of the baby is throbbing, you must recognize the changes in shape that occur when your baby experiences the following:
- If there is a change in the shape and skin so that it looks convex, this indicates a high pressure on the baby’s brain. High head temperature and high pressure.
- The crown looks sunken which indicates a change to watch out for, namely a baby who is dehydrated, it can be caused by changes such as diarrhea or vomiting.
- The crown closes too quickly. Normally the big crown (anterior) will close when your child is 1.5 years old and the small crown on the back will close at the age of 5 months. Accelerated covering of the crown can be a sign of high calcium levels.
To get more information, you can consult with medical personnel. Not always a concave or convex shape to watch out for, change is only a sign. So you can immediately consult to get proper treatment from a medical expert according to your baby’s condition. Sometimes the sunken and convex crown occurs because the baby is crying due to the bulging of the crown shape due to the high pressure on the baby’s brain.