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Can Raise the Head from a Prone Position (0-2 Months)

Soon after birth, most babies can raise their heads for brief periods when lying prone (on their stomachs). This is more difficult for babies than adults because of the larger head size and weight relative to their bodies.


Mercer, J. (1998). Infant development: A multidisciplinary introduction. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/ Cole.