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Newborn Development

Learn more about the stages of newborn development and what reflexes are present at birth.

Infant Vision Development
What's happening with your infant's vision development in the first couple of months of life.

Newborn Reflexes
Newborn reflexes in the first moments and even months of life form the building blocks of future development. It starts out as reflex and soon turns into purposeful, cognitive and physical action. Your health care provider will test your newborn for these reflexes soon after birth and again at your first check-ups. You can test these reflexes yourself as well.

Fencing Reflex
Definition of fencing reflex, a reflex present in newborns.

Startle Reflex
Definition of startle reflex, a reflex present in newborns.

Stepping Reflex
Definition of stepping reflex, a reflex present in newborns

Grasp Reflex
Definition of grasp reflex, a reflex present in newborns.

Rooting Reflex
Definition of rooting reflex, a reflex present in newborns.

Sucking Reflex
Definition of sucking reflex, a reflex present in newborns.

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