At birth, it's just your face that Baby can see clearly. But by the end of her first year, she will squeal as she sees a dog across the street. Check out these vision milestones in the first year, as put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Using the thumb and forefinger to pick up things like peas or Cheerios—aka the pincer grasp—is a tiny, yet mighty, movement. For early childhood experts, the pincer grasp marks a momentous developmental milestone.
When I had my daughter, I tried not to compare her to other kids her age. It was hard not to and I still paid close attention to where she was on the range of each milestone. With the arrival of my son, however, I find it increasingly difficult not to compare their developments.
By week 17, Baby is able to discern items placed horizontally from those placed vertically, plus identify images with two things in them versus those with three. Learn more, plus what "habituation" and "dishabituation" have to do with these new skills.
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