The Step Reflex

The step reflex is also known as walking or dance reflex. The reason for this name is that babies appear to take steps or dance when held upright with their feet touching a surface.

The step reflex is present at birth and lasts until #baby is 2 months old. Developmentally, it probably prepares #baby for walking several months later.

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

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