|Although your baby is still comfortably growing inside your womb, he is already developing some automatic behaviors and sensory responses that will help him interact with the world during the first four or five months after been born. These capacities are called “newborn reflexes” and while some of them will occur spontaneously as part of your baby’s daily life, others will only appear as a response to specific actions or stimuli.
According to Stanford Children’s Health there are a couple newborn reflexes that are already being rehearsed in-utero:
By week 32 of your pregnancy, your baby will have developed these reflexes that will be very handy once he is born. In the ultrasound you might even catch your little baby sucking his thumb, which will bring an “adorableness-overload” reflex in you, but that’s a topic for another blog post…
My baby’s developing reflexes
January 15, 2018