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Video: 0 - 3 months: what your baby's seeing

Learn how your baby's eyesight is changing, from recognising mum and dad to showing more interest in their surroundings.
0 - 3 months: what your baby's seeing

Learn how your baby's eyesight is changing, from recognising mum and dad to showing more interest in their surroundings.

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Your newborn’s eyesight is quite blurry. They can only focus on objects 8 to 10 inches away – roughly where your face is when you’re feeding or holding them close. It’ll take between 4 and 6 months before your baby’s eyesight is fully developed with depth of field and colour vision.

Between 1 and 3 months old their eyesight continually develops in quality and range, although it’s still quite limited. At this age they’re particularly drawn to 2 things: the human face – especially yours – and almost any moving object. Hanging a bright, moving mobile above their cot will encourage them to reach upwards and improve their hand-eye co-ordination.
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