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what can she see?

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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My DD is 7 weeks ols and I was wondering how much she could see at this point.

foes anyone know where i can find the developmental milestones for vision?

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Chrissy9479
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:24 PM

 hmm... try babycenter.com, I'm not sure, i know they can only see black and white for a while though.

tangleballlover
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:25 PM

babycenter.com usually has some good stuff (that should also include vision) - I can't remember off the top of my head.

Chrissy9479
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:33 PM

 this is what i found on babycenter

 

The occipital lobe (located near the back of the head) controls vision and visual recognition (the ability to understand what you're seeing).

Vision is one of the least developed senses at birth. Newborns are nearsighted and can see only about 8 to 15 inches away. They can make out light, shapes and movement, but everything else is still pretty fuzzy. The neural pathways that relay visual information to the brain are also not yet mature, so it's difficult for a newborn to understand what he's seeing.

In order to develop these pathways and the vision controls located in the occipital lobe, your baby needs to see a variety of objects. In the first few weeks your face (as you hold her in your arms) will do nicely. Research shows newborns prefer looking at human faces. By the time she's a month old any objects you pass before her eyes, especially those with bold contrasting colors, will transfix her. With continued stimulation, your baby's vision will improve, and by eight months she will see as well as an adult.

To learn more about the occipital lobe skills your baby is developing, see the following articles:

Milestone: Sight

To see an image of the brain and learn more about brain development, click here.

 

 


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la_bella_vita
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 1:23 PM

 The doctor told me yesterday to show baby contrasting colors! Other than that it looks like Chrissy posted all the good information = )

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