Your Newborn’s- Eye View
When your baby is born, they can see only in black and white, with shades of grey. Since their colour vision isn’t fully developed yet, they’re mesmerised by black-and-white designs, can detect light and motion can make out faces and large shapes.
Babies love to look at your face, especially areas of contrast like your hairline, eyes, bold patterns, and large, brightly coloured objects.
At 2 months, their eyes are starting to work together, most babies can track a moving object. Your newborn’s brain is beginning to recognise and follow the movements, so will enjoy following a mobile or smile to image on the mirror.
By 4 months, Your baby can now see in colour. So the toys and stuffed animals become more appealing and can spot objects across the room!
Until your baby is about 2 months old, his peripheral vision is stronger than his central vision, so don’t hang a crib mobile directly over his head!