When babies are born, their eyesight has not fully developed. They can see, but not as well as older children and adults. Using the world around them, babies learn to interpret and use the information they receive - from light reflecting off an object entering the pupil, a message is then sent through the optical nerve to the brain. Your baby's brain learns to interpret this information by joining two separate messages (from each eye) together allowing them to see in one image.
Your baby quickly learns to coordinate both eyes and use their eyesight to help them make movements such as reaching for a toy they can see. Much of this is achieved in the first few months of your baby's life.
These 10 activities help to engage your newborn's interest and support them in learning to see as well as we do!
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