Step by Step Your Baby’s Vision and Development
Your baby’s vision development begins during pregnancy. That’s why you should take good care of your own body during pregnancy so that your baby’s eye and brain development is ideally completed.
After birth, babies begin to see with the first light. It is known that babies can distinguish light while in the womb, but this is not really called “seeing”.
Right after birth, your baby only sees in black, white and shades of gray. Because the nerve cells in the retina and brain that control vision are not fully developed.
One reason babies initially wake up in the middle of the night is because the communication between the eye and the brain is not regular at first. But after a while, this communication starts to work normally and the sleeping patterns of the babies return to normal.
When is eye contact established with the baby?
Babies are normally expected to react to light in the first weeks and to establish eye contact with the baby in the first 3 months. Babies cannot see clearly in their first month. Vision in infants is initially 50-100 cm. In the future, vision at this distance improves with the increase in movement abilities.
When is vision development complete?
While babies can only see very close ones when they are born, they develop the ability to watch by moving their heads over time. At 2-3 months of age, he can make eye contact with you. Then they move and want to touch the object / person they see. After 6 months, monitoring increases. Around 10-18 months, he begins to recognize people and see pictures in books clearly. When the baby is 5 years old, his eyesight comes to the same level as adults. After 7-9 years of age, visual development is fully completed.
Step-by-step duties for families
According to experts, babies’ eyesight will improve with little or no assistance. However, presenting the baby with a wide variety of interesting visual stimuli and talking to the baby about what they see helps the parents develop the baby’s visual abilities.
Try to make eye contact with your baby, talk to him by looking at his face.
When he can move his eyes and head at the same time, play games where he can follow objects with his eyes.
Hold your baby on your lap so that he can see people and always show himself in the mirror.