Posts for: January, 2014
Infancy is an amazing time of life for babies and their parents. Infants engage the family and other adults and children alike.
Early experiences have dramatic and long lasting effects on our development. Physical and sensory stimulation in a loving context have enormous influence on infant development.
There are infant reflexes that are present at birth that support the survival of babies during the initial months of life. These go away to varying degrees as the child develops beyond infancy. Robust interactions with parents in physical and sensory ways support the waning of these "primitive" spinal reflexes and support optimum development.