Myths about springlings in newborns

Мамы новорожденных детей всегда очень мнительны и тревожны.
Physiological features of babies sometimes introduce parents into a stupor
and make you worry for any reason. To such a feature
include infant springs. They are always objects.
increased parental attention and shrouded in myths.

новорожденный ребенок

Really dangerous

Situations where it is really worth worrying about the fontanels
very little. The first case – the sinker fountain. This sign
evidence of dehydration of the child’s body.

The second case is, on the contrary, bulging and strong pulsation.
springwell This is a symptom of increased intracranial pressure, which
may be due to neuroinfections (meningitis, encephalitis).

In both cases, the child must be shown to the doctor. Rest
manifestations of the springs are not dangerous, that is, in fact, all
�”Horror stories” around them are far-fetched. Consider the most
common myths about springwoods.


  1. In the place of fontanelle, the child’s brain is protected only by a thin skin,
    which can be easily damaged and cause serious injury
    crumbs. In fact, the spring is protected by a very strong fibrous
    a cloth that cannot be damaged by a comb or touch.
    Touch a fontanel when performing hygienic procedures or
    just in moments of tenderness perfectly safe.
  2. It is necessary to observe springwell, measure it, special
    way to care. No point in this. Considering that the first
    you need to visit the pediatrician every year, more than one check-up
    enough If the doctor finds any abnormalities, there will be
    appointed examination and consultation of the neurologist. In some
    pediatrician may recommend mom follow up
    размера springwell
  3. The imminent closure of a large fontanel is a sign of deviations. AT
    the rapid closure of the fontan of moms scares the erroneous idea that
    that the bones of the skull finally harden and interfere with normal growth and
    brain development. In fact, the skull continues to grow due to
    lengthening the seams between the bones, closing the fontanel without
    affects the development of the brain and the ability of the little man.
  4. Big spring is a sign of rickets. The size of the spring does not
    associated with rickets. Rachitis is characterized by completely different symptoms.
    (sweating, irritability, sleep disturbance), and the diagnosis in any
    case, the doctor must put on the results of tests. By the way, later
    some time after giving birth, mom may notice that the spring has become
    more than birth. This is a normal physiological phenomenon:
    during labor the head is compressed a little to get through
    birth canal, and after birth the bones diverge again.
  5. With a small spring do not need to take calcium supplements and
    vitamin D. This is a misconception associated with the previous one, because it
    based on a fictional connection between closure speed and size
    spring with calcium and vitamin D. In fact, the content of these
    веществ в организме не влияет на состояние springwell ATитамин Д и
    Calcium is administered to all children to improve bone formation.
  6. If babies of the same age are the fontanels of different sizes –
    some of them are problems. ATариант нормы предусматривает размеры
    spring in the range from 2.2 cm to 3.5, so compare kids
    for this parameter is impractical.

As you can see, in most cases there is really nothing to fear.
It’s best for a young mom to know when to sound the alarm, and in
the rest concentrate on taking care of the little one and your own rest,
entrusting the health of the baby to the doctors.

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