When do newborns begin to see? Features of vision
Young parents, taking the baby home, lean over the baby bed and begin to look with compassion at their beloved offspring. And then there are legitimate questions: does their babe see, what can he discern?
In our article, we will try to understand when newborns begin to see and what are the features of their vision.
Let’s imagine that an adult woke up and opened his eyes. What will happen to him? Yes, he will blink and get used to sunlight or artificial lighting.
What will happen to the baby, who spent nine months in the dark? Of course, it will take him much more time to get used to the new conditions.
But as soon as the swelling is gone, the parents will be able to notice how their baby looks around, wide-open eyes.
So, the newborn begins to study the surrounding world immediately after birth. However, his vision differs significantly from an adult. What should be considered caring mothers and fathers?
- In the early days, babies mostly sleep and only occasionally open their eyes. Bright light is not suitable for such small children, so it is necessary to use muted lighting. This is perfectly normal, as there is an adaptation to the outside world.
- More clearly, the child sees large enough objects that are 20-25 cm away from him. It is at this distance that the mother’s eyes and crumbs are found during breastfeeding. That’s why newborns so easily distinguish mother’s face among many others.