Your Child now looks at you and may even make eye contact. Given that a child’s eye muscles are still weak in the first 3 months of life, this is a big step for Your Child ‘s vision.
Some children can already control their eye muscles at this stage, and if Your Child was cross-eyed at birth, you may notice less of that. Learning to get to know their parents and other caregivers or family members is very exciting for small children.
How to support this development
Smile at Your Child a lot and interact with the little one at a distance of around 20-30 centimeters. You can also give Your Child brightly-colored toys to explore under your supervision. Try making eye contact, smiling, making noise, or making a funny face to get the little one’s attention.
You can also visually stimulate children by attaching a mobile above the crib. Note that the best mobiles are those that are interactive and react to a child’s movement.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (9 June 2021)