When do babies start to blink
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Why Do We Blink?
Can my baby see before she's born?
One of the greatest moments when having a child is the first time your newborn daughter or son opens their eyes and makes eye contact with you. But don't be concerned if that doesn't happen right away. The visual system of a newborn infant takes some time to develop. In the first week of life, babies don't see much detail. Their first view of the world is indistinct and only in shades of gray.
A: Vision is the last sense your baby develops, which helps explain why her eyesight is so fuzzy as a newborn at birth, your baby can only see about 8 to 12 inches in front of her. Your unborn baby's eyelids remain closed until you're about 28 weeks pregnant, which allows the retinas to fully develop. After that time, her eyes open and even begin to blink. Here's a fun fact: As soon as their eyes open in the womb, twin babies can find each other -- and will touch each other's faces or hold hands! Just as the womb isn't completely quiet your baby can hear sounds like your voice, heartbeat, and tummy growling , it isn't totally dark, either.
Forgot Password? We've all been in this situation: You're standing in line at a grocery store and you notice a stranger's baby in front of you — focusing all of its attention in your direction with an unblinking stare. In response, you might smile, make a silly face, or even play a bit of peek-a-boo. As cute as it is, there's also something slightly creepy about it. After all, if an adult stared at you in the grocery store like that, you'd probably end up alerting security, but a baby's uninterrupted gaze is just fine. Seriously though, why is that baby not blinking?
Parents of newborn children sometimes notice an unusual phenomenon. Normal babies rarely close their eyes, except of course when sleeping. Considering the world of visual stimuli to which infants are suddenly exposed, and the range of primitive reflexes they typically display — forcibly sucking on objects put in their mouths, grasping things put in their hands, and throwing out their arms when startled — frequent blinking may seem natural for an infant. But studies show that they blink spontaneously at a rate far below that of adults. One study , published in The Annals of Neurology, measured spontaneous blinking in children and adults.