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sucking and rooting reflexes

-elicited by stroking the infants cheek or the edge of the infants mouth

-the infant turns its face towards side stroked

2

when do children experience sucking and rooting reflex?

birth to 4 months

lose by 4 months

3

palmar grasp reflex

-elicited by placing an object in the infants palm

-infant grasps the object

4

when do children experience palmar grasp reflex?

birth to 3 months

lose by 3 months

5

plantar grasp reflex

-elicited by touching the sole of infants foot

-toes curl downward

6

when do children experience plantar grasp reflex?

birth to 8 months

lose by 8 months

7

Moro reflex

-elicited by allowing the head and trunk of an infant in a semi-sitting position to fall backward to an angle of 30

-the infants arms and legs symmetrically extend, then abduct while fingers spread to form a C

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when do children experience the Moro reflex?

birth to 4 months

lose by 4 months

9

startle reflex

-elicited by clapping hands or by a loud noise

-newborn will abduct arms at the elbows, and the hands will remain clenched

10

when do children experience the startle reflex?

birth to 4 months

lose by 4 months

11

tonic neck (fencer position) reflex

-elicited by turning an infants head to one side

-infant extends the arm and leg on that side and flexes the arm and leg on the opposite side

12

when do children experience the tonic neck (fencer position) reflex?

birth to 3-4 months

lose by 3-4 months

13

Babinski reflex

-elicited by stroking the outer edge of the sole of an infants foot up toward the toes

-the infants toes fan upward and out

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when do children experience the Babinski reflex?

birth to 1 year

lose by 1 year

15

stepping reflex

-elicited by holding an infant upright and their feet touching a flat surface

-infant makes stepping movements

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when do children experience the stepping reflex?

birth to 4 months

lose by 4 months