Chapter 7: Physical Development of the Infant

T/F Human development is completed faster than most things.
FALSE
T/F Teeth and bones are part of the skeletal system
TRUE
T/F The amount of inches from head to toe is considered a baby’s length b/c it cannot stand upright
TRUE
T/F Chubby newborns become skinnier as they age because they grow into their skin.
FALSE
T/F Body proportions are similar in infants and adults
FALSE
T/F Newborns are fairly flexible because they are mostly made of cartilage
TRUE
T/F motor development involves gross motor skills, but not fine motor skills
FALSE (includes both)
T/F A baby rolls back to front first, then rolls front to back
FALSE
T/F creeping and crawling are two different words, but mean the same
FALSE
T/F Some infants start walking when they’re around 1
TRUE
T/F The Palmar reflex is replaced by voluntary grasping.
TRUE
T/F Baby’s legs are usually long and slender when they are born
FALSE
Multi Choice #1 Answer
Changes in bones do not include softening
Multi Choice #2 Answer
Baby develops head to toe, general to specific, in and out (ex.

shoulders are more developed than hands)

Multi Choice #3 AnswerWhich is in the correct order?sit – walk – creepwalk – creep – crawlcrawl – creep – cruise
crawl – creep – cruise
Short Answer #1
What is failure to thrive and what can cause it? How can this be fixed?
Short Answer #2
How are most infants alike physically? How are they different physically?
Short Answer #3
Name 5 physical characteristics of an infant.
Short Answer #4
Name and explain two of three changes that first occur in a baby.