View Single Post
Old January 10 2013, 02:11 AM   #1187
iguana_tonante
Admiral
 
iguana_tonante's Avatar
 
Location: Italy, EU
Re: PICTURE POST II!

While it's true that the bone plates in a newborn's skull are not yet fully fused (creating fontanels or "soft spots", which allow the head to squeeze through the birth canal), they are covered by a membrane that is anything but "soft", and in healthy babies they are extremely unlikely to be injured during normal handling of the baby.

I've become quite the fountain of knowledge in neonatal care recently.
__________________
Scientist. Gentleman. Teacher. Fighter. Lover. Father.
iguana_tonante is offline   Reply With Quote