Above is an example of the Galant reflex where the child should side bend to the side of stimulus when stroked. this reflex should be gone shortly after 4 months of age.

Above is an example of the Galant reflex where the child should side bend to the side of stimulus when stroked. this reflex should be gone shortly after 4 months of age.

   Thanks to the Prague School and Dr. Pavel Kolar (rehabps.com) for their very thorough information on child development. 
   

 The prone fencer stance starts to show up at 6-8 weeks as the infant begins to express emotion through posture by reaching for things they want.

The prone fencer stance starts to show up at 6-8 weeks as the infant begins to express emotion through posture by reaching for things they want.

When was the last time you thought about how children learn to do what they do?  They're movements, specifically.  As parents you can't explain it, they don't watch and learn, they just figure it out!  If you have kids, you know how cool it is when they hit their movement milestones.  But do you know when they are meant to hit them?  It's more important than you think!  Not so much for bragging rights as it is for identifying pathology.  Nobody wants to think about their kid being less than another but denying your kid may be behind doesn't help anyone!  Its better to have a false positive than a false negative when referring to infant pathology!  The sooner you can identify your child may not be progressing as they should the sooner treatment provided!  I can't emphasize enough the importance of early treatment with an infant.  They are so moldable at a young age that days and weeks matter so much more than you can imagine.  I've seen first hand the effects of denying treatment to a child in need and I hope none of you are so stubborn to do the same.  It should always be about them and setting them up for success in this life, you won't be there forever to guide them through the hard times.  They have learn how to work hard to not only survive but thrive!  

 At 4-5 months in the supine position they are hand to hand and sole to sole getting ready roll over and go vertical in the next couple months!

At 4-5 months in the supine position they are hand to hand and sole to sole getting ready roll over and go vertical in the next couple months!