Neurologic Exam-Pediatric | 6-month-old | Normal | Postural Reflexes - Parachute
6-month-old - Normal 14 - Postural Reflexes - Parachute: The parachute reflex is the last of the postural reflexes to develop. It usually appears at 8 to 9 months of age. When the baby is turned face down towards the mat, the arms will extend as if the baby is trying to catch himself. Prior to developing this reflex, the baby will actually bring the arms back to the plane of the body and away from the mat.