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Your baby's vision development

under 9 months

Much like learning to walk and talk, your baby’s eyesight will also take time to develop and get stronger. Believe it or not, babies are not born with great eyesight, and definitely not the eye coordination they’ll need in life. The ability to focus their eyes, move them accurately, and use them together as a team must be learned. They also need to learn and understand the signal sent to your brain from being visually stimulated. At first, you may find your baby doesn’t properly react to visual cues, but this is perfectly normal. With practice, they will have better reflexes.

From birth, babies begin exploring the wonders in the world with their eyes. Even before they learn to reach and grab with their hands or crawl and sit-up, their eyes are providing information and stimulation important for their development.

Healthy eyes play a critical role in a child’s development, whether a baby, toddler, or adolescent. Parents should play a big role in helping to assure their child's eyes and vision develop properly. Steps that all parents should take include:

  • Use a nightlight or other dim lamp in your baby's room.
  • Change the crib's position frequently and change your child's position in it.
  • Keep reach-and-touch toys within your baby's focus, about eight to twelve inches.
  • Talk to your baby as you walk around the room.
  • Alternate right and left sides with each feeding.

Make photos of your baby trying to track moving objects, upload to the App. Write some words about the little one's vision deveopment.

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