How Your Baby’s Vision And Sight Develops – Take Care Of Baby
In the first year of life, your baby’s vision develops quickly, but is very different than yours — from colors to clarity and more.
As your baby leaves the dark, quiet comfort of your womb and enters the bright, noisy world around her. In the first six months of life, baby’s eyesight develops rapidly, since vision is closely linked to brain development. So as your baby’s brain matures in leaps and bounds, so does her eyesight. While it does, enjoy seeing baby take it all in as she reaches a few key milestones in visual development. Your baby will be able to see black and white and red toys best at first and their favourite thing to look at is your face.
Have lots of eye to eye contact and chats and you will see your baby watching you intently and trying to copy you by sticking out their tongue even from birth. If you are concerned that your baby doesn’t seem to see properly or if they don’t seem to see you in their peripheral vision or turn to look when they hear your voice you should speak to your doctor and get their site tested.
You will notice that your baby often goes cross eyed at first and that is normal as they learn to control and co-ordinate the movement of their two eyes together. However, if you are concerned that your baby has a ᴘᴇʀᴍᴀɴᴇɴᴛ sǫᴜɪɴᴛ, ᴄᴀsᴇ ᴏʀ sᴛɪɢᴍᴀᴛɪsᴍ, especially if you have a family history of visual problems speak to your doctor.