Infant Skull vs. Adult Skull Pg. 143 Figure 7.15 • A Lateral & superior View of the infant skull – Fontanels: fibrous membranes that permit some movement between the bones so that the growing skull can change shape& aid in labor through the birth canal. • Eventually close as the cranial bones grow together Infant Skull Characteristics • • • • • • • Relatively small face Prominent forehead Large orbits Small jaw & nasal cavity Sinuses are incompletely formed Frontal bone in 2 parts Thin skull bones, somewhat flexible – Less easily fractured than adult bones Venn Diagram • Draw a Venn diagram based on the differences & similarities of an adult skull and an infant skull. Part 2 Also describe on your paper where the frontal bone, occipital bone, and parietal bones are located.