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Your child's head circumference

The head circumference gives an indication about how well your baby’s brain is growing.

Your child’s head circumference may be measured:

  • around the time of birth
  • at the 6 week check with your GP
  • at the 3 month developmental assessment with your public health nurse

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Your child's developmental checks

Baby and toddler developmental milestones

page last reviewed: 04/12/2018
next review due: 04/12/2021