Newborn Basics

Q&A: When Will Baby Start Grabbing?

When will baby start grabbing?

Babies are actually born with an innate ability to grasp things. In the beginning, this means baby will love tightly grabbing your finger when he can or holding onto his binky for dear life. But it’s not until the first three or four months that your little one will begin to develop a better sense of perception and be able to actually control his reflexes. (This is also when he’ll start to want to grab onto everything.) These days, dropping his toys and picking them back up will provide loads of entertainment, and learning the concept of cause and effect will be a big part of playtime. Encourage baby by playing along and offering him toys that will help develop this skill (think: fun rattles and squeezable toys).

By Brianne Dougherty