Baby Reflexes: Hand-To-Mouth is More Than It Seems!

You may have seen Baby hangin’ out on his belly or back with one hand at his mouth and the other lengthened behind his head. It’s a reflex! Good ole–what we call–“Hand To Mouth.” Many people are familiar with its mirror: Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex...

What’s This Baby Doing? Side to Side in the Belly Crawl

Belly crawling is often referred to as “pre-crawling” (or as the “army crawl” or “commando crawl”). But it is a bona fide stage/wave/pattern of development on its own! I thought it would be fun to look at a photograph and consider what is happening in the very moment...

A Guided Tour Through the First Year of Motor Development

Climbing stairs, driving, playing sports, brushing teeth, maneuvering a sailboat, reading, and writing: we can move any which way we desire. That is, within the limitations of our ligaments, joints, arthritis… But before we are able to move so freely, we build up each...