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Is it normal for a 3 week old's head to be smaller than her body?

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3 years ago
My 3 week old daughter seems to be growing fast, but her head is really smaller than the rest of her body. I also have a 5 year old and her head was always bigger than her body, just seems abnormal to me. Let me know if anyone else has experienced or seen anthing like this. Seems like my baby is abnormal and has caused me to lose sleep at night.

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3 years ago
Try not to worry about it too much.  She's probably growing at the right rate.  Long, late nights and comparing her to your other child can make you paranoid.  If you really think there is a legimate problem, contact her pediatrician, but you should have an appointment coming up soon anyway.  Remember every child is different and her head may not be as big as your first childs.  I know my 2nd son was just larger in general than my first and he's only 3 now and can wear most of my 5 year olds clothes and is only 5 or 6 lbs less than him.  Try to relax, I don't know of any conditions that cause a baby's head to be too small for her body; she's probably fine.  :)
3 years ago
well at that age sometimes babys have cone heads or their head is shaped weird but most of the time when their like 2 months old they start to look differant and change alot shes probably fine if it worrys you to much you can take her to the docter and see what they think hope this helps! good luck!
3 years ago
They measured the head at birth I'm sure, and will measure again at all regular appointments.If it's  is not growing on the same curve as the rest of her, your doctor will know. I won't worry is your doctor isn't worried!
3 years ago
They measured the head at birth I'm sure, and will measure again at all regular appointments.If it's  is not growing on the same curve as the rest of her, your doctor will know. I won't worry is your doctor isn't worried!
3 years ago
:) I wouldn't worry. When my son was born his chest cavity was an inch bigger around than his head. At every dr. visit his head has been in the 10th percentile but the dr. assures us everything is normal. He says it can be hereditary- my husband has a smallish head. Even now at 12 months he is above the 95% in height and still only 15% with his head. He looks proportionate, but he just has a little head.

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