Parents’ Guide to Baby’s Vision Development is part of our Parents’ Guide series. View the entire series for quick videos, packed full of development info and tips.
At 0-3 months old baby can only focus on objects 8-15 inches away. They love faces, big polka dots, and objects that are black, white, and red.
Around 1 month they can begin holding eye contact. To hold eye contact, baby needs to be alert and calm to hold eye contact.
At 3 months, baby will focus on faces and close objects and follow moving objects with their eyes.
Around 4 months, baby is able to see a full range of colors.
Around 7 months, baby’s vision is fully mature. You might notice they start showing more interest in toys with more complex patterns and shapes.
Baby will be looking at you a ton, so be sure to look at them, give them a lot attention, and keep making eye contact. For more info on the importance of eye contact, check out our blog post.