What can my baby see?
Ever wonder why newborn babies look a bit cross eyed? Well, it turns out that baby vision takes quite a long time to develop. When they are born, they can only see in black and white and a few inches from their face – and also the eyes don’t work together. It takes until around 5 months before they see in colour and can start to assess depth.
Here is an article from the American Optometric Association which gives an idea of some milestones.
If you’re interested in a visual representation of what your baby sees, check out the BabySee app by Boston Children’s Hospital. You can enter your baby’s date of birth, point your device at a scene and see what your baby would see. It’s pretty fun!