Human Anatomy and Physiology

What colors do babies see?

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05/03/2009

At first when babies are born, they don't open their eyes because they are still developing a little bit. So they are blind until a week or two after the baby is born. Then they see in full color, but it is like a confusing swirl of light and color because they have been in black since the beginning, and it is all new to them. With such tiny memories, it takes them a while to get used to their surroundings. It is like when you walk into a totally new place, and it takes you a while to get used to your surroundings. It's like that, but it is harder for them to remember because they, like I said, are developing and have tiny memories. Give them time, and they will get used to everything. But they see in color from the start that their eyes are developed and open. They are either in their "blind" stage or they see in color. they don't see in black and white like animals. Babies are not blind when they are born and they do open their eyes. They are not like puppies or kittens that their eyes are closed until a few days after birth.