Seeing: what a baby can see

Babies can see from birth – things are just a little fuzzy at first and in black and white. For newborns, the optimal distance for their vision is between 20 and 38cm (around 8-15in). It’s no surprise that this is…
When do babies start to crawl?

If your little one is pulling himself onto all fours and rocking back and forth, then the chances are it won’t be long before he’s mobile. This typically happens anywhere between seven and 10 months, with most babies supporting their…
How much can a baby hear?

After nine months of listening to your voice in the womb, your baby will be delighted to hear it loud and clear once she’s born. The familiar sound is reassuring to her and will become even more so as she…
When is a baby able to hold things?

Newborns naturally hold their hands curled up into little fists, which is why they can grasp their hand around one of your fingers as soon as they’re born. Then, somewhere between two and four months, your baby will become aware…