Child Development: Newborn Development
|Babies develop at their own pace, so it’s impossible to tell exactly when your child will learn a given skill. The developmental steps listed below will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect, but don’t be alarmed if your own baby’s development takes a slightly different course.|
Child Development Guide for Newborn through 2 months
The infant can lift and turn the head when lying on its back.
The neck is unable to support the head when pulled to a sitting position.
The hands are fisted, the arms are flexed.
Mimics stepping and walking — takes brisk steps when both feet placed on a surface, with body supported.
Primitive reflexes are in full operation. These include:
Moro reflex — extends arms then bends and pulls them in toward body.
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