Just as your baby starts to talk, sit up, and walk, they’ll also learn to fully use their eyes 👀🥰🥰.
In fact, your baby’s eyes are capable of seeing properly at birth, but their brain is not yet ready to process and interpret such complex information.
A baby’s eyesight develops over time. At birth, babies can see up to 9 inches—the distance from a mother’s 𝔟𝔯𝔢𝔞𝔰𝔱 to her face. In fact, within a few days of birth, babies prefer an image of their mother’s face over any others.
While healthy babies are born with the ability to see, they haven’t yet developed the ability to focus their eyes, accurately move them, or even use them together as a pair 👀. The color that babies see at birth is very rudimentary, and their capability to process different shades of a color is limited 🤷♂️.
By the end of the first month, a baby can make eye contact and focus on objects about 12 inches away. Through your baby’s second and third months, her vision will continue to improve 💪💪. Her eyes will begin to work together as a team, and she will be able to follow objects. Don’t be alarmed if you see your baby’s eyes cross during the first month. From birth until about 4 months of age, it is considered normal for the eyes of infants to wander or cross 😊😊. Babies have an adult-like perfect color vision by the end of the ninth month, and it refines by the end of the first year 😉😉.
Here is the process of vision development in babies 👇👇👇:
👀 Your baby’s sight: 5 to 8 months
🌸 Usually, a baby’s eyes don’t work well enough together until about 5 months. At that age, their eyes can form the 3-D view of the world.
🌸 During these months, babies will begin developing new skills, including depth perception, including:
+ Ability to determine how close or far away an object is based on objects around;
+ Improved hand-eye coordination helps your baby spot something interesting, pick it up, turn it around, and explore it in many different ways.
🌸 During this time, your baby’s color vision will also improve 💪💪.
👀 Your baby’s sight: 9 to 12 months
🌸 By the time your baby is 1 year old, they’ll be able to judge distances well. They can also throw things with some precision, so watch out!
🌸 By now, your baby can see things very clearly, both near and far. They can quickly focus on even fast-moving objects. They’ll enjoy playing hide-and-seek games with toys, or peek-a-boo with you.