An infants progression

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  • Reflexes, The Sucking Reflex

    The sucking reflex is common to all mammals and is present at birth. It is linked with the rooting reflex and breastfeeding, and causes the child to instinctively suck at anything that touches the roof of their mouth and suddenly starts to suck simulating the way they naturally eat
  • Reflexes, The Moro Reflex

    The Moro reflex is present at birth, peaks in the first month of life, and begins to disappear around 2 months of age. It is likely to occur if the infant's head suddenly shifts position, the temperature changes abruptly, or he is startled by a sudden noise. The legs and head extend while the arms jerk up and out with the palms up and thumbs flexed.
  • Physical, Raise head to 45 degrees

    Raise head to 45 degrees
  • Reflexes, The Walking Reflex

    The walking or stepping reflex is present at birth; though infants this young can not support their own weight, when the soles of their feet touch a flat surface they will attempt to 'walk' by placing one foot in front of the other. This reflex disappears at 6 weeks due to an increased ratio of leg weight to strength.[9] It reappears as a voluntary behavior at around eight months to a year old.
  • Physical, Roll over

    Roll over
  • Language Progression

    By the end of three months, your child may:
  • Physical, Sit with support

    Sit with support
  • Perceptual Development, Taste

    Most infants seem to have a “sweet tooth”.
    Infants will nurse more after their mother has consumed a sweet-tasting substance like vanilla (Menalla, 1997) Newborns prefer sweet. However, at 4 months, infants will have a salty preference They will start liking salt which was aversive to them as newborns.
  • Perceptual Development, The Increased Desire for Salt

    Newborns prefer sweet. However, at 4 months, infants will have a salty preference They will start liking salt which was aversive to them as newborns.
  • Physical, Sit without support

    Sit without support
  • Reflexes, Tonic Neck Reflex

    The tonic neck reflex, also known as asymmetric tonic neck reflex or 'fencing posture' is present at one month of age and disappears at around four months. When the child's head is turned to the side, the arm on that side will straighten and the opposite arm will bend (sometimes the motion will be very subtle or slight).
  • Language Progression

    By the end of six months, your child may:
  • Perceptual Development, Sensation

    To understand what an infant can sense researchers often present two stimuli and record the baby’s response. For example a baby is given a sweet tasting substance and a sour tasting substance If the baby consistently responds differently to the two stimuli then the infant must be able to distinguish between them.
  • Physical, Pull self to standing position

  • Perceptual Development,

    Infants have a keen sense of smell and respond positively to pleasant smells and negatively to unpleasant smells (Menella, 1997). Honey, vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate: relaxed, produces a contented-looking facial expression Rotten eggs, fish, or ammonia produce exactly what you might expect…infants frown, grimace or turn away
  • Physical, Walk holding on to furniture

  • Physical, Able to crawl around

  • Physical, Stand alone

  • Physical, Being completely able to stand and/or walk on own

  • Language Progression

    By the end of 12 months, your child may:
  • Language Progression

    By the end of 12 months, your child may: