When a child begins to see consciously: distinguish faces, objects and colors
During fetal development, all systems of the child’s organism undergo significant changes and continue to form after birth. Organs of the baby’s senses also do not work in full force, they need some time to adapt to environmental conditions. Consider when a newborn begins to see, and how his vision changes in the first weeks after childbirth.
It is established that all healthy and full-term babies see immediately after birth, but the quality of their vision is not high enough. The new world seems to the children to be dim and vague. At first they are able to distinguish only silhouettes, and the clarity appears much later.
- The birth of a baby is a huge physical and emotional load. Passage through the birth canal puts considerable pressure on the cranium, so that the newborn sees the objects around him and people are blurry. Postnatal rehabilitation and adaptation to the environment occur gradually.
- In the womb of the mother, the child nine months is in the amniotic fluid, because of what comes to light with a swollen face and eyes, which also prevents the focus of vision.
- Immediately after birth, infants respond well to daylight and artificial light.
- In the first days of life a newborn is able to recognize the faces of mom and dad at a distance of 25 cm. Therefore, during frequent feeding, he manages to study in detail the silhouettes of close people.
- Kids are better seen in an upright position. On the hands of the mother, it is easier for them to concentrate their eyes on a large object, but only for a short time.
- Newborns have a high sensitivity of the retina, so it is better to avoid bright light, until the crumb is at least 3 weeks old. In the children’s room must be dense curtains that do not allow the sun to pass.