Development // How well do babies see?

vision direct baby sight tool

Since becoming a Mama, the topic of baby development has been incredibly interesting to me (I wonder why?!); predicted milestones, when leaps are due to occur, or are occurring (although this is usually met with slight apprehension!), and how well my babies can see at each stage.

The expert folk at Vision Direct have created a new interactive tool to help parents learn how their baby’s vision develops over the first year of life.

Nick and I have been playing with it as I write this, and it’s brilliant! 

Using the simple interface, parents can quickly shift from a newborn’s first view to the fully developed vision of a 12 month old.

Created and researched by expert opticians, this digital tool features a simple sliding scale to show the developmental stages of a baby’s eyesight. Input your baby’s age and the tool shows you an idea of what your baby’s field of vision, depth perception and colour awareness might be like. Not only that, but the tool also gives some helpful developmental tips for parents to try with baby!

This is what H-Bear can currently see at eight months old:

vision direct baby sight tool

Apparently his short-range sight is still better than long-range, and suggested tips are playing peek-a-boo (which he loves!) to help improve his understanding of object permanence.

Here’s the link to the Baby Sight Tool if you’d like to have a go.


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