Baby Eye Development in Womb

Baby Eye Development in Womb

Baby eye development in womb continue till the end of pregnancy, before they see you they can already open their eyes in utero, this is 17th weeks.

It is very exciting to watch your baby playing with lots of toys and different shapes and when they first see you and your loved ones. Most five senses of the development of a baby happened in the womb, after all, baby eye development keep in the continuation. As you may be surprised about baby eye development So, here are some facts about baby eye development in womb that you should know about.

When Do Babies Open Their Eyes

This is found in research that babies first open their eyes in the womb at about 27 weeks of pregnancy in utero, Where they first time open their eyes and see around their area. Still, they are not able to recognize the colors around them. It is still taking some time to check around the area.

You may be surprised to know about it when your baby starts to blink. As they continue growing their five senses development continue in the process about 28 weeks of pregnancy your baby can start to blink their eyes and can check around them. When they are awake they can open their eyes and be familiarized with the voice they listen to around them. Usually, babies are happy to listen to their mother’s voice and then other family members’ voices they can recognize now.

The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It contains thousands of different structures, each with its own electrical and chemical systems that work together to support our thoughts and actions. During week 4 of pregnancy, cells from the developing brain tissue begin to form two optic nerves, one on each side of the head. These thick bundles of millions of individual nerve fibers will pass information from the eyes to the brain and vice versa.

This is how fetal brain development, ears, and eyes development keep in continuation till the baby’s birth and also after the birth development will continue.

During week 16 of pregnancy, your baby’s eyesight comes to the stage where they can start to pick up the lights. As there is nothing to watch and checkout so the babies can recognize some lights from outside the belly, from where they will usually notice some lights and shine. There is also a saying about fetus movement if you flash some light through a mobile or something on your belly, you may have some changes to your baby can give a kick if they are awake at that time.

What is Baby’s Vision Like at 2 Weeks?

As it is mentioned before your baby’s eyesight development will be in continuation till the six months of pregnancy, so when they come out till week 2 they can recognize some faces who are taking care of him/her. As they are kept in connection and daily watching them to play and smile. Baby’s vision is still around 8-12 inches, so keep in their area of vision.

Which Colour Do they Recognize First?

First, they see the red color, this is because there is only red color remaining inside the belly, and that’s why it is easily recognized by them.

How to Ensure Your Baby Has Good Eyesight Developed?

You need to make sure you are taking a proper diet protein, vitamins and nutrition should be included in your diet. It is advisable to add spinach, paneer, dairy products, carrot, and fish should be included in daily meals. Taking natural vitamin D will be helpful for baby’s development as your body will get direct sunlight which is good for you and your baby’s development. Standing 10-15 minutes in sunlight can be a good source of vitamin D and fetus development of eyesight as the baby will get it direct light on the belly. Inside the belly there is only darkness which is why the baby can’t see the other colors and things.

Baby’s eye development in womb will continue till the six months after birth when your baby’s eye color may have changed also their eye’s frequency grows during the time. Take your regular multivitamins and protein which is suggested by your doctor and stay healthy.

Namita Dixit

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