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Coronavirus: Be responsible. Be safe

Health information and advice to stop the spread of coronavirus

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