When Can Your Baby See Clearly? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Just as your baby starts to talk, sit up, and walk, theyโ€™ll also learn to fully use their eyes ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ.

In fact, your babyโ€™s eyes are capable of seeing properly at birth, but their brain is not yet ready to process and interpret such complex information.

A babyโ€™s eyesight develops over time. At birth, babies can see up to 9 inchesโ€”the distance from a motherโ€™s ๐”Ÿ๐”ฏ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฐ๐”ฑ to her face. In fact, within a few days of birth, babies prefer an image of their motherโ€™s face over any others.

While healthy babies are born with the ability to see, they havenโ€™t yet developed the ability to focus their eyes, accurately move them, or even use them together as a pair ๐Ÿ‘€. The color that babies see at birth is very rudimentary, and their capability to process different shades of a color is limited ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

By the end of the first month, a baby can make eye contact and focus on objects about 12 inches away. Through your babyโ€™s second and third months, her vision will continue to improve ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช. Her eyes will begin to work together as a team, and she will be able to follow objects. Donโ€™t be alarmed if you see your babyโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰.

Here is the process of vision development in babies ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡:

๐Ÿ‘€ Your babyโ€™s sight: 5 to 8 months

๐ŸŒธ Usually, a babyโ€™s eyes donโ€™t work well enough together until about 5 months. At that age, their eyes can form the 3-D view of the world.

๐ŸŒธ 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.

๐ŸŒธ During this time, your babyโ€™s color vision will also improve ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช.

๐Ÿ‘€ Your babyโ€™s sight: 9 to 12 months

๐ŸŒธ By the time your baby is 1 year old, theyโ€™ll be able to judge distances well. They can also throw things with some precision, so watch out!

๐ŸŒธ By now, your baby can see things very clearly, both near and far. They can quickly focus on even fast-moving objects. Theyโ€™ll enjoy playing hide-and-seek games with toys, or peek-a-boo with you.

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