Developmental Milestones: Head and Neck Motor Skills

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At what age is an infant typically able to easily lift their head, chest, and upper abdomen and bear weight on their arms while on their tummy?

6 months

When are all infant reflexes expected to be gone, except for blinking and gag reflex?

By 12 months

At what age is a toddler considered to be older than an infant?

12 months plus 1 day

Which part of the body does an infant typically gain control of first?

Head

At what age is an infant typically able to sit alone in the tripod position?

6 months old

Which gross motor skill is not a good developmental indicator on its own due to vast differences in abilities and ages?

Crawling

At what age is an infant barely able to lift their head?

Newborn

Which reflexes should be present at birth?

Sucking reflex and rooting reflex

At what age can a 6-month-old infant easily lift their head, chest, and upper abdomen and bear weight on their arms while on their tummy?

12 months

Which is the last body part that an infant typically gains control of?

Legs

At what age can a 2-month-old infant sit alone in the tripod position?

6 months

When are all infant reflexes expected to be gone, except for blinking and gag reflex?

12 months

At what age can a newborn barely lift their head?

2 months

At what age can a 12-month-old toddler typically be considered no longer an infant?

13 months

Which gross motor skill is not a good developmental indicator on its own due to vast differences in abilities and ages?

Crawling

At what age can an 8-month-old infant typically sit without support and engage in play?

12 months

Which reflex is concerning if not present at birth?

Moro reflex

At what age can a child typically stand independently from a crawl position?

13 months

Which fine motor skill involves using the entire hand to pick up an object?

Palmar grasp

What might influence a child's gross motor development related to walking?

Lifestyle and family influence

Test your knowledge of the developmental milestones for head and neck motor skills in infants and toddlers. This quiz covers reflexes present at birth, the progression of lifting head and bearing weight, and the expected timeline for the disappearance of infant reflexes.

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