What does an early closing fontanelle indicate? I saw a 5 month old baby and his fontanelle felt closed. He seemed to be meeting his milestones. Are there any milestones in particular I need to check. Also another baby at 4 months her fontanelle had nearly closed yet at 12 months she was progressing fine. In some cases if the fontanelle closes early does it mean that the brain can still progress as normal. What is the normal time for it to close. I am a new nurse so it may be that I was not palpating correctly.
Asked On : Fri, 10 Aug 2012