What you need to know the parent about the fontanel of the newborn?
Any caring mother certainly pays attention to everything that concerns her baby. And naturally one of the frequently asked questions is the question of the fontanel of the child.
In norm on the head of the baby at the time of birth, you can find 6 fontanel: large fontanel (the most famous, in a different way called the frontal or anterior one), small fontanel and four lateral (two wedge-shaped and mastoid).
All the fontanelles represent the junction of the bones of the skull, more precisely, the space between the edges of the bones. They are needed to ensure that during the passage of the birth canal in childbirth, the baby’s head was more supple and could change its shape by squeezing and entering the bone edges for each other.
In addition, the child has an imperfect thermoregulation system and everyone knows how easily it can be supercooled or overheated. Here, too, the role of fontanelles is also important, as a protective factor that helps to optimize temperature and protect the most important thing from the baby’s brain-the baby’s brain.