A newborn baby often rolls her eyes back in her head, leaving only the whites visible because she is learning how to focus and control her muscles, according to Parents magazine. Eye rolling and eye crossing is a natural occurrence and subsides by the time a baby is 2 months old.Know More
A baby's vision is often fuzzy and blurry within the first few weeks of life, which may cause her to blink rapidly, stare in space to focus or roll and cross her eyes, explains Parents magazine. When an object moves slowly in front of a baby, she typically has the ability to follow it by 6 weeks of age. From day one, though, most babies can visualize objects and people within 8 to 15 inches of their face.
To ensure a baby's vision is developing normally, take special care when bathing, recommends KidsHealth in an article reviewed by Dr. Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph. Wipe the baby's eyes with a clean cotton ball or slightly damp washcloth with water only and wipe the eyes from the inner corner to the outer corner. Babies typically develop crust or excess water from the eyes; therefore, careful cleaning can help improve muscle development and focus.Learn more about Babies & Toddlers
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