A Baby Is Born With Certain Reflexes
A Baby's Reflexes..
A baby is born with certain reflexes to protect them during the first few weeks. These reflexes will disappear after a few weeks and be replaced with voluntary movement during baby's development.
Doctors will check these reflexes to ensure his central nervous system is working correctly.
If you hold baby in an upright position with his feet touching the floor, his legs will seem to be trying to walk. This reflex will last for about 3-4 weeks, and he won't actually walk until he is around 12 months.
Place baby on his stomach and he will take up a crawling position with his bottom in the air and his legs bent. This lasts for about two months when he will then be able to lie flat.
Touch baby's cheek with your finger or breast and he will turn towards the source and open his mouth in search of food. This reflex will last for about 12 weeks.
Place your finger in the palm of baby's hand and he will grasp it. This involuntary movement will persist for about 3 months.
Put your (clean) finger in baby's mouth and he will suck on it. This reflex ensures he will be able to feed.
If baby is placed in water - either during a water birth or in a swimming pool - his throat will close so that he does not swallow the water. This means that baby will not drown if born in water, and he will also be a natural swimmer. This reflex will last for about 2 months, or longer if you take him swimming.
Stroke the sole of baby's foot and his big toe will curl up and the other toes will spread out. This lasts for about two years.
Author: Tony Luck who runs a site with advice for moms-to-be and new moms. Included are the fascinating chinese pregnancy calendar which is supposed to let you know whether the baby you are expecting will be a girl or boy, and a conception chart to tell you when baby is expected.
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