According To Science, Babies With Big Heads Are Geniuses

Published January 24, 2019

All parents really want for their kids is for them to be healthy and live all long and happy life. They want them to have a fun childhood and grow up to be successful in whatever they decide to do. While you do your best to raise a child the right way, some things are just out of your control. While it might seem like a joke, the size of your child’s head may determine their intelligence.

Edinburgh University has been looking at the link between a child’s head size and their IQ level. 100,000 people between the ages of 37-73 participated in a survey and according to researchers:

“Highly significant associations were observed between the cognitive test scores… and many polygenic profile scores, including intracranial volume, infant head circumference and childhood cognitive ability,”

This means they were able to conclude newborns with big heads are more likely to graduate college and score higher on reasoning tests.

The average head size in the U.S. for a baby is 13.5 to 14 inches, so if your baby’s head is larger than this, consider them a genius in the making. While some often assumed a big head often meant the sign of a disability, this is not true.

One expert explained that a large cranium is many times a reflection one of the parents has a large head as well and has no indication there is a learning disorder. However, in some rare cases, a large head could be related to skull-related issues down the road.

As always, if you’re ever worried about your child you should always speak with a doctor.