These are my notes from reading Lise Elliot’s What’s Going On in There?.
“Why Babies Love to Be Bounced: The Precocious Sense of Balance and Motion”.
This chapter talks about the vestibular sense, i.e. the sense of balance and movement.
A few interesting facts I learned:
Already at 10 weeks, a fetus reacts to movement.
Vestibular stimulation (chair spinning) can help the development of babies’ motor skills and reflexes