Baby shows off incredible balancing skills

dateher4lifePublished: March 27, 2015Updated: April 6, 2015142,967 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: March 27, 2015Updated: April 6, 2015

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 od 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.
Awesome stuff! If you feel like trying this with your baby, just make sure you do it over a bed :)

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