When Touched On The Cheek Infants Reflexively

7 to 8 weeks

What Is The Normal Reflex Of A 2 Year Old?

This is a normal reflex up to about 2 years of age. This reflex is also called the walking or dance reflex because a baby appears to take steps or dance when held upright with his or her feet touching a solid surface.

What Is The Sucking Cheek Reflex In Babies?

This reflex occurs when the baby’s cheek is stroked. The infant will turn toward the side that was stroked and begin to make sucking motions. This reflex occurs in slightly older infants when the child is held upright and the baby’s body is rotated quickly to face forward (as in falling).

What Happens When You Turn The Baby's Face In The Opposite?

Turning the baby’s face in the other direction reverses the position. The tonic neck position is often described as the fencer’s position because it looks like a fencer’s stance. This reflex occurs when the side of the infant’s spine is stroked or tapped while the infant lies on the stomach.

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What Triggers The Moro Reflex In Babies?

Moro reflex. The Moro reflex is often called a startle reflex because it usually occurs when a baby is startled by a loud sound or movement. In response to the sound, the baby throws back his or her head, extends out the arms and legs, cries, then pulls the arms and legs back in. A baby’s own cry can startle him or her and trigger this reflex.

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