Vision Direct Baby Sight Tool


Have you ever wondered how well your baby sees? Have you thought about we see when we are first born? Mummy knew that it is blurry for us when we are weeks old, and she had heard we see in black and white at first, and that it takes a little while for our sight to become clear, but now thanks to a great Vision Direct Baby Sight Tool, you can see exactly how we see in our first year of life.

The interactive tool from Vision Direct is a brilliant idea that helps parents learn how their baby’s sight develops, and just what the world looks like through a baby’s eyes. Luckily my older brother and sisters – and me – had eyesight which developed normally, so it is really interesting to see how much we could (or couldn’t) see when we were tiny.

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As a newborn, seeing in black and white, I loved a black and white board book that Mummy got me, she held it close to me for me to see, and you will notice there are a lot of black and white first toys and books around.

The first thing I ‘discovered’ were my hands – and boy were they fascinating to me! You can get little baby gloves with bright little faces on – these are so cool!

The most fascinating, interesting thing to me though was my Mummy’s face – and other peoples too, but mainly my Mummy – after all, she is my main girl really! One of the best things you can do when I am very young, is just to hold me and look at me – making sure your face is nice and close to me. And smile at me, talk to me. That way, you will encourage me to smile too!

As I grew through the first year, I loved my cot mobile, baby gym and I loved bright hanging toys on my pram.

The baby sight tool shows what a baby’s sight might be like as he or she grows older. Using this simple tool, you can quickly move from a newborn’s first view to the fully developed eyesight of a 12 month old.

  • Developed by opticians, this digital tool features a simple sliding scale to show the developmental stages of a baby’s eyesight.
  • Pop in your baby’s age and the tool will give you some idea of what your baby’s field of vision, depth of perception and colour awareness might be like.
  • As you move the slider, you’ll notice colours and objects become sharper. For instance a newborn will see only black and white while a two-month old will see only bright primary shades.

For more information, follow Vision Direct on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Why not try the Vision Direct Baby Sight Tool for yourself?

Baby Sight


This is a collaborative post.


  1. This is definitely interesting thank you for sharing

  2. What a clever idea! Things like this would be useful for people wanting to buys toys and gifts for baby because they can understand what baby will actually be able to see and get the most out of xx
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  3. What a really clever idea, definitely something I would never have thought of x
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  4. What a fantastic idea. I always wondered how and what my little ones could see
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  5. this is such a cool idea! I love that you can change the age as well to see how and when things will change!!
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  6. I never knew that newborns see things in black and white and that at two months they can only see black and white but that would explain why we only remember later memories!
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  7. I think this tool from Vision Direct is going to really help parents support their babies development. Such a great idea
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  8. How interesting! I’d heard that black and white worked better for babies and we certainly had a few black and white books early on.
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  9. Ooh wow this is a great idea!
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  10. I loved it when my babies were able to start seeing more. I’d catch them really intensely concentrating on something all of a sudden. It was lovely. recently posted…How bloggers can use StumbleUpon to get more page viewsMy Profile

  11. Such a lovely idea. It’s lovely when their eye sight starts to develop and they recognise people and objects around them
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  12. This is a fab idea, definitely going to have a look at it x
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  13. Love the look of this – I saw it on another blog recently and made a mental note to check it out…..and subsequently forgot!

  14. Its amazing, loved watching my little boys face when something catch his eye.
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  15. This sounds like a fantastic tool in helping improve and undestand babies development x
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  16. What an interesting sounding tool, sounds like it would be really good for some people 🙂 x
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  17. This is very cool and I want to try it just for fun! 🙂 xx

  18. Vision Direct have come up with a great tool here! Interesting that babies first see in black and white!

  19. What a neat and useful too, I do not have kids yet so this is really fascinating to me. It’s making me think about those who grow up colour blind etc.

  20. How interesting, love when the babies begin to see more
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  21. This is such a clever idea, I wish I’d come across it when Lily was younger, I feel like I could have done more with her that would have been appropriate to her age had I known about this X
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