The average newborn baby can see objects around them about as well as you can see into the future, which is to say they really canâ€™t see much. Unless youâ€™re right up in their grill, your beautiful face is just a big old blur.
Check out this GIF, and let me know if it was as mind-blowing for you as it was for me.
In a healthy newborn eye, all the pieces and parts are there, but the connections havenâ€™t yet been fully made. But worry not, my fuzzy faced friend, that all changes super fast over the course of a year as the brain develops.
Because I gave birth in the Stone Ages of 2013, understanding exactly what my kiddos were (or werenâ€™t) seeing was kind of a guess. Of course, any of us can read the parameters behind newborn vision, but experiencing it is something totally different.
Well, fortunately for you modern day moms, someone has created a GIF that allows parents to experience what vision is like for a newborn through a 12 month-old baby.
Itâ€™s super cool, and explains why my kid always acted like she was being abducted by aliens until I shoved my face in her face, successfully convincing her of my earthly origins.