Category: Reflexes

Post

The Rooting Reflex

When babies are born, they are born with a primitive reflex called the Rooting Reflex. It’s in place to ensure that they survive by being able to find food. A light touch on baby’s cheek, or stimulation of the edge of the mouth will cause a baby to turn its head toward the side of...

by November 17, 2017June 4, 2018
Post

The Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

If a newborn’s head is turned to one side, the arm and leg on the side to which the head is turned, straighten, while the opposite arm and leg pull in. It should be fully present at birth and appears to assist the baby’s active participation in the birthing process. So this means that the...

by September 29, 2017November 17, 2017