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Reflexes in Babies: When Parents Should be Concerned
By Brittany White M.S., OTR/L

Depending on how old your child is, this article may take some remembering. Think back to when your child was an infant. Did he or she tightly grasp your index finger in their hand? Did they find the bottle with their mouth when it was placed by their cheek? Did they look like a “fencer” when you found them sleeping on their back in their crib (arm extended in the direction that the head is turned)? Each infant is born with a set of reflexes, similar to the reflex test you receive at the doctor’s office when she hits your kneecap with that triangular looking rubber hammer.

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