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Your newborn's reflexes

Motor Skills   |   Age: 6 days


Your newborn's reflexes

When your baby is born, she is equipped with a certain number of natural reflexes or survival skills to help her through the first few months. These reflexes are different than yours, and many of them are necessary for basic functions like eating. Many of these twitches, jerks, and movements will disappear in a few months when she no longer needs them. Checking these out can be a fun way to play with your baby and make sure her development is going smoothly.


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