Infant Growth and Development Quiz

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What is the average weight gain of an infant in the first 5 months?

Infants gain 680 g. a month in the first 5 months.

Explain the normal period for infant growth and development.

It is the period which starts at the end of the first month up to the end of the first year of age. Infant's growth and development during this period are rapid.

What is the average head circumference of an infant at 6 months and 12 months?

The average head circumference at 6 months is 43 cm, and at 12 months is 46 cm.

How does the average length of an infant change from 6 months to 12 months?

At 6 months, the average length is 65 cm, and at 12 months, the average length is 74 cm.

When does the closure of the cranial sutures occur in an infant?

Posterior fontanel closes at 6 – 8 weeks, and anterior fontanel closes at 12 – 18 months.

Test your knowledge of infant growth and development with this quiz. Learn about defining infants, different types of development, the role of play, identifying needs, and promoting optimum health.

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