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how come you can stick your finger literally right up to your babys eye without it blinking ?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Jul. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not sure exactly, but my guess would be because their brain hasn't yet comprehended that something so close to the face could be a threat to the eye and therefore it isn't yet a natural reaction to blink. If that makes sense.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 3:46 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • They don't have reflexes yet, they don't even have tear ducts yet either lol.

    Answer by cynprz at 3:45 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Funny, I had three kids and now 6 grandkids and I never noticed that! :-)

    Answer by gertie41 at 3:46 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • lol thanks i didnt want to look like a total idiot who has 3 kids but still feels like she knows nouthing so i submited annonymously : )

    Answer by sandraberke at 3:47 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • i was just playing with my 1 month old and realized she didnt blink when my finger got close to her eyes and face so i tested it out my placeing my finger very closely and she still didnt blink or move.

    Answer by sandraberke at 3:48 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • doubt they have the reflex yet... they cant see far and focusing is an issue in the first year of life. stop poking the baby already! lol

    Answer by AmaliaD at 4:07 PM on Jul. 23, 2010