The Right Hand Is Often Grasped And Does Not Want To Hold The Toy?

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My baby is 8 months old and his right hand is often grasped and rarely wants to hold a toy while the left one is very active, why?

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Basically, babies are born with fists clenched with thumbs that go into hiding inside the other fingers. Babies also have a reflex called a hand reflex where you press the open palm of the hand, the baby will hold your hand or the object placed in his hand. This reflex will disappear by itself at the age of 5-6 months, and that's when the baby will begin to pick up objects around themselves with his hands and pull the object or put it in his mouth.


You should try to check yourself first, whether the fingers of your baby's right hand can open normally and whether the reflex is still there or not. If indeed the finger of his right hand cannot open normally (meaning there are limitations or stiffness when opened) or if the hand reflex is still in your child's hands until the age of 8 months, you should do a check with the pediatrician immediately. The existence of a permanent primitive reflex of a baby can be caused by many possibilities, for example trauma at birth, falls to the baby, head injury, lack of tummy time, other brain disorders or spinal cord in the baby. These conditions can cause further developmental disorders in children, so they must be immediately evaluated and further managed.

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