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What do your baby's reflexes tell you?

What do your baby's reflexes tell you?

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Sucking, splashing, startling iniz Your newborn baby has various reflexes. Each reflex is one of the indicators of being healthy as well as holding on to life.

Search and suction
Caress your baby's cheek. He'il turn his head immediately. That means he's looking for his mother's boob. The suction reflex completes the search. Finds the nipple by searching and absorbs. If you touch your cheek and put your finger in your mouth, you will see it start sucking. To survive, this reflex must be present. Otherwise, babies do not try to feed themselves. Babies born in time and without any health problems have search and suction reflexes. Search and suction reflex decreases and disappears after 4 months.

Moro (Splash)In sudden situations, your baby starts to shake and jump. In doing so, she stretches herself back, extends her arms and legs, and then gathers herself. This action, called the purple, the jumping reflex, is most often done when you suddenly shake hard or are exposed to loud sound. Your baby is frightened and acts to protect himself. You can calm him down. Take it on your lap, contact it with your skin and gently caress it. You'il like it. This self-reflex disappears after 3 months.

Palmar adhesion and plantar adhesion
Newborn babies love to stick to your fingers when you touch them! Grips firmly with tiny hands and does not release. This behavior, called palmar adhesion, disappears around 6 months. If you touch your feet or hands, they will pull your arms and legs and pull your body back and try to hold your finger again. The movement, called plantar adhesion, disappears at 10 months.

Tonic neck
When you lay the baby on your back, you can see it turning its head to the side. He extends his arm in the direction of his face, bleaching the other arm and pulling his legs up. This movement is due to the incontinence of the baby's head. The tonic neck reflex, which is very evident at 2 months, disappears at 6 months.


Hearing a sound, creating a new image will cause it to go that way. Turns his head towards the stimulus. This reflex, which will continue for life, is an indication that attention mechanisms are formed in the brain and that it recognizes stimuli with social meaning.

Place your baby under the two arms in an upright position and place your feet on the ground. You will notice that your baby tries to step as if he were walking. This reflex is said to make it easier for the baby to walk in the future. It usually disappears around 2 months.

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