As our little ones grow up, there’s nothing we want more than to make sure that their development is on track. Keeping an eye to their milestones is one of our top priority. We sometimes get curious if our newborn is seeing well, hearing well, and we want to make sure that there is nothing we should worry about in their development. But really, how can you tell if your baby’s vision is rightly developed for his age? Do we get to have ways to help them with their development? If you want to reassure yourself about that, then read on.
• Use Bold and Primary Colors
During baby’s birth, his vision is blurry and in black and white shade. It is encouraged to use primary and bold colors such as blue, red and yellow in decorating baby’s room or with baby’s stuffs and toys. These colors help in stimulating baby’s vision during his first few weeks of life. You can check his development by observing if he becomes more responsive and attentive to things with primary colors.
•Moving Things in Front of the Baby
At around 2 months old, your baby’s span of attention could have started developing already. He will become more and more interested to the moving things around him. Follow his development by constantly talking to him, singing and making faces in front of him. He would stare and observe you by then. This is also the best time to buy crib mobile toys so he could watch and enjoy the colorful and moving things above him as he lay on his crib.
•Widening Baby’s Visual Sphere of Attention
When your baby reaches 3-6 months, he will be interested in toys, pictures, reflections, and would constantly try to grab on things that are colorful. To stimulate his eye and hand coordination, introduce fun games such as bouncing balls, peek-a-boo and hiding-revealing toys. He can then move his gaze from left to right and can start to move eyes independently from his head. His vision span can reach across the room.
•Recognition of Familiar Faces and Things
As your baby gets older and reaches about a year old already, he has already developed the sense of recognition, be it faces of people he constantly sees, toys he constantly plays with. He will be able to recognize pictures he is familiar of. Constantly help him in his development by playing hide and seek, putting small portion of food in his plate and see if he can notice it and focus his attention to things around him.
Being curious with our baby’s development is something a parent don’t have any control of. For you to have a peace of mind over it, don’t forget to ask your pedia for the status of your baby’s development during your visit. Reading and doing a research is one great help too so you would know what to look forward to. Parents play a great role in their baby’s development, but keep in mind that each child is unique and they develop on their own time too, so don’t worry too much and just enjoy watching his milestones and ticking items on the list.