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When will my baby start to unclench his fists?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Grasp reflex

Babies start losing their grasp reflex around 2 to 4 moths and gone at 6 months.

In brief: Grasp reflex

Babies start losing their grasp reflex around 2 to 4 moths and gone at 6 months.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics

In brief: 3 months

This clenching of the fists is called the "hand grasp.
" it is a primitive reflex that disappears at roughly 3 months of age. In almost all infants it gone by 4 months of age. If not, it can be an early sign of cerebral palsy. If your baby still has this at 4-5 months of age, please bring it to the attention of your healthcare provider.

In brief: 3 months

This clenching of the fists is called the "hand grasp.
" it is a primitive reflex that disappears at roughly 3 months of age. In almost all infants it gone by 4 months of age. If not, it can be an early sign of cerebral palsy. If your baby still has this at 4-5 months of age, please bring it to the attention of your healthcare provider.
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