When do Babies Start Seeing?
Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether babies can actually see things, but research by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests they start to see at about four weeks old.
What do Babies See?
When babies first start to see, they do not have full color vision, but instead, they are able to see mainly shades of black and white. As their eyes and brain develop, they become more aware of colors and shapes.
How Can Parents Tell if Their Baby Can See?
It can be difficult to tell if a baby can really see, but there are some signs parents can look out for. Some signs to look out for include:
- Focusing: Babies will begin to focus on faces and objects in their field of vision
- Follow Objects: Babies will begin to follow objects with their eyes as they move around the room
- Start Smiling: Babies will begin to recognize parents and family and start smiling at them
What Can Parents Do to Help Babies See?
Parents can help babies develop their eyesight by doing simple things like talking to them, playing with colorful toys, and showing them pictures. It is also important for parents to be sure that babies have regular checkups with a pediatrician to make sure their vision is developing properly.
At around four months, babies will start to have the ability to use both eyes together. This is an important development milestone that will help with their depth of vision and hand-eye coordination.
In conclusion, it is important for parents to understand when and how babies start to see. While parents can’t expect their baby to have perfect vision overnight, they can reassure themselves that their baby’s vision is developing and can help support that development.