When a mother asks; “Does my baby see me? And what does he see? This is one of the first signs of recognition she looks forward to.
YES, your baby sees you, quite distinctly: you call him, you insist gently; sensitive to your voice, he turns his head to the side from which it comes, and he opens his eyes. We can say that his first look is associated with the sound of your choice.
Your face attracts him he fixes it a few seconds, turns away from it, comes back and so several times in a row and the child seems to say “look at me”. Contact is established
From birth, the baby turns to the maternal voice. He already knows her and discovers his face that he will associate with the voice. The work of the researcher LOUIS SANDER shows that he recognizes the maternal face towards the 10th day.
If they are not dazzled by a bright light in the treatment room, the majority of babies have their eyes wide open at birth, seemingly interrogating world. This phase can last only a few minutes, or much more, sometimes an hour.
When you hold the baby in your arms, your face is just 20cm away, or the child sees it best, because he does not yet know how to accommodate well, that is to say he will look first the line of separation of face-hair, eyes and mouth) rounded rather than flat shapes.
The newborn makes the separation between day and night; in full light he closes his eyes to reopen in the dim light; do not dazzle with lights too violent and too close; a bright light, a flash make him lower his eyelids; from birth that which is red, contrasts black and white, which shines attracts it.
The vision will make rapid progress:
Around 6 weeks: the child will distinguish between flat and voluminous
Around 10 weeks: between convex and concave
At 3 months: it will accommodate as well as an adult.