When Can My Baby See Me?
Here is what your baby can see in the first few weeks and months of her life. The moment you lay eyes on your baby, you might wonder, can he actually see me, too? When can babies see, and what can they see when they do? “Newborns can see, but everything is very blurry for them at first,” says Tanya Sitter, an optometrist in Olds, Alta.
How Far Can A Newborn Baby See From Your Face?
At first, the farthest your baby will be able to see is the distance from your arms to your face (about 8 to 10 inches). Will baby look at you? Some newborns do look directly at your face after birth (“Hi, Mom!”), while others keep those peepers tightly squeezed shut (“ Excuse me, I was sleeping!”).
How Far Can My Baby See Me When I Hold Them?
They can focus best at objects between 8 and 10 inches away from their face. That’s just the right distance for your baby to see your face as you snuggle them in your arms. After the darkness of your womb, the world is a bright, visually stimulating place.
When Do Babies' Eyes Follow Things Around?
Around 3 months, your baby’s eyes should be following things around. If you waggle a brightly colored toy near your baby, you should be able to see their eyes tracking its movements and their hands reaching to grab it.