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Birth to 1 Month

Reflexes

   -   Startle Reflex - When baby’s position is quickly changed or he hears a sudden loud noise, he extends both arms with open hands, then brings his arms to his chest with an embracing movement. He may also cry out. guide to baby development
   -   Step Reflex - When baby is held upright with his feet touching a firm surface, he will make little stepping movements forward.
   -   Tonic Neck Reflex - While lying on her back, baby will assume "fencer’s pose" with head to one side, and same side arm is a bent and upward position.
   -   Blinking Reflex - Blinks in response to bright light.
   -   Grasp Reflex - Grasps anything placed in hand, clenches briefly and lets go.
   -   Sucking Reflex - Sucks on anything placed in mouth in hopes of food or soothing himself.
   -   Rooting Reflex - In search of food, opens mouth and turns head toward side where her cheek is stroked or touched.


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