See – birth to four months

Baby can see but not that well.

Connections in the brain mean baby can make simple eye movements and blink.

Baby needs experience to develop vision in the thinking part of the brain.

Make sure baby has lots of time looking at:

  • faces of loved ones close up, because baby can only see a short distance and faces give the brain lots of visual information
  • bold patterns in black and white, which send strong signals to baby’s brain so it can learn to make sense of what the eyes see.
Published — 20 February 2019 Last updated — 20 March 2019

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