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Newborn Skull

Last Updated: Feb 3, 2015

The newborn skull is different from an adult skull because it has a distinct separation of the plates making up the skull. With this comes an element of malleability resulting in the newborn skull’s temporary flexibility, which allows it to pass through the mother’s pelvic opening. Equally noticeable are a number of soft spots at the front and top of the skull, which will remain until the plates growmycontentbreak together.