Babies are biologically wired to recognize faces way before shapes or objects. Your Child is now one of them.
Young babies have a natural drive to interact with people and be social. Staring at faces is an early form of communication that helps them learn about facial expressions and human feelings.
How to support this development
Whenever Your Child looks at you, be attentive, look back, smile, and talk to the little one. In addition, you can attach a baby-friendly mirror on Your Child’s crib or try to play peek-a-boo as often as you can.
Note that some children take more time to show an interest in faces, while others are still learning to control their eye muscles to be able to focus.
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)