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.
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.
Why not try the Vision Direct Baby Sight Tool for yourself?
This is a collaborative post.