What happens as your newborn makes sense of the world
After birth, your baby's pupils will be dilated and his eyes will be wide open as he takes in the world around him. He is able to see light, shapes and movement, but it will all be a little blurry. He can see contrasts, like black and white, and objects up to 25cm away most clearly - perfect for focusing on your face when he's in your arms.
In those early days, gazing at your little one and keeping eye contact with him is a great way to develop your bond. He likes looking at human faces most, and prefers smiling faces to grumpy ones!
You can help your baby's development from day one by stimulating her senses.