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4 Myths About Babies

Our expert pediatricians weigh in on these smart-sounding (but wrong) ideas.

Myth 4: Touching your baby’s soft spot can hurt his brain.

The fontanel, or soft spot, at the front of your baby’s head is a skin-covered opening in the skull that pulsates, frightening some parents. “There’s a presumption of vulnerability, but the brain is actually quite well protected,” Adesman says. The front fontanel typically closes at about 1 year of age, while the smaller soft spot in the back of the head usually closes at 2 months to 3 months.

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