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Transcript of Reflexes
BY : Jahnna Brimo &
Grasp Reflex facts
Grasp Reflex: stroking the palm of a babies hand causes the body to close his or her fingers in a grasp
The grasp reflex lasts until about 5 to 6 months of age
when the sole of the foot is firmly stroked, the big tor bands toward the top of the foot an the other toes fan outward .
Rooting Reflex facts
Root Reflex: This reflex begins when the corner of the babies mouth is stroked or touched
The baby will turn his or hers head and open his or her mouth to follow and "root" in the direction of the stroking
This helps the baby find the breast or bottle to begin feeding
Sucking Reflex Facts
Sucking Reflex: Rooting helps the baby become ready to suck.
The Sucking reflex does not begin until about the 32nd week of pregnancy and is not fully developed until about 36weks.
Babies also have a hand-to-mouth reflex that goes with rooting and sucking and suck on fingers or hands
Moro Reflex Facts
The Moro reflex is often called a startle reflex because it usually occurs when a baby is startled by loud sound or movement.