Your Pregnancy - - Your Baby -

To open baby’s hands (new­borns’ hands are tightly gripped from the grasp­ing re­flex) and make her aware of her fin­gers do the fol­low­ing and name the fin­gers as you touch them. Press your thumb into your baby’s palm and make small cir­cles to re­lax his grip. Then gen­tly roll and stretch each fin­ger as you say; “Tommy Thumb, Peter Pointer, Toby Tall, Ruby Ring, Baby Small.” Re­peat on both hands.

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