The Babinski’s reflex in babies

Early Childhood Development

The Babinski’s reflex in babies

The babinski’s reflex appears when we stroke the sole of the foot firmly. Then the big toe bends back toward the top of the foot and the other toes fan out. 

This is a normal reflex and probably an instinct to protect the child against falling down. Usually, the babinski’s reflex lasts until Your Child is somewhere between 6 to 24 months old. 

What are reflexes?
Newborn reflexes are reactions that babies are born with. These reflexes indicate that Your Child’s senses and brain are working properly. All reflexes occur at a specific age and will disappear naturally as the baby grows.


Dr. Piyawut Kreetapirom, MD. (11 June 2019)


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