Baby Shows Off Incredible Balancing Skills
Looks like this little guy may be a future Olympian! Watch as 6-month-old Noah shows off impressive balancing skills with some help from his father. Adorable!
There are hundreds of "baby balancing on dad's hand" videos on the internet, although there is a footage of a mom doing it as well, somewhere…
But what is the science behind this phenomena? Between the ages of 3 and 6 months, whenever babies are held vertically and they feel a pressure on the soles of their feet, there is a kind of reflex that kicks in that clenches the muscles in the legs and back, but it doesn't keep them balanced, only straight. The balance comes from the person holding the baby, that's why you see them sway from side to side.
The scenery where these parents decided to film their acrobatic baby boy demonstrate his skill makes for an even more magical viewing! The colorful background that is the sky during dusk makes baby Noah look like a tiny little magician, floating on air, while dad gives him the boost from below! WOW!
Awesome stuff! If you feel like trying this with your baby, just make sure you do it over a bed :)