The Baby Reflexes The Baby Reflexes
.When the doctor comes to check your baby’s reflexes, he will check that the baby: image: http://www.thebabywebsite.com/articleaddimage/pb Sucks on a finger that is put... The Baby Reflexes

.When the doctor comes to check your baby’s reflexes, he will check that the baby:

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BulletSucks on a finger that is put in his/her mouth – the sucking reflex

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BulletTurns his head and opens his mouth as if to feed when his cheek is stroked – the rooting reflex

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BulletGrasps tightly onto a finger that is put into his hand – the grasping reflex

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BulletShoots out his arms and legs if something startles him – the startle or ‘Moro’ reflex

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BulletMakes walking movements with his legs when he is held under his arms in an upright position with his feet on a firm surface – the stepping reflex
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