At birth, your baby is capable of impressive reflexes, controlled by the oldest part of the brain. When he closes his fingers on one of yours, the newborn holds on so tightly that it is possible to lift him. Another “primitive” reflex is “automatic walking. Within a few weeks, these primitive motor skills will have completely disappeared, to be replaced by acquired skills: raising his neck, rolling on the floor, going from his back to his belly, getting up on his arms, sitting down, crawling, and then walking on all fours before taking his first steps, often around his first birthday. Discover different activities to promote your baby’s psychomotor development.
Washing a baby’s little bottom, which is more simple than a routine operation, is a time for sharing. Here is a reminder of the proper gestures to be carried out in the correct order.