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Dear mummies, is it a must to put spinning toys on top of the baby so as to ensure that the baby eyes's are not cock eyed?
I agree with what tinkerball says, that the spinning toys is to let your baby knows the shapes and size and also it is to put them to sleep with the music
As for cross eye....not sure if it helps though
One friend told me that she wasn't going to give her baby the mobile coz it encourages the lazy eye. *shakes head*
I dont't think it's true - mobiles are great for infants as they help them develop visual skills like tracking. I tried explaining to this gal that, plus lazy eye is a nerve disorder but she just refuses to listen to me. =.=
More about lazy eye and cross eye here.
If you're concerned that your baby is lazy-eyed or cross-eyed, you can find out by doing the following:
1) Shine a penlight into your baby's eyes.
2) Take a flash photo.
In both, take note of the location of the light reflex or the white dot on baby's eyes. If the date is in the center of the pupil in both eyes, it's good news. If it's off-center in either one or both ends, report the findings to your paed during your next visit.
Periodic crossed eye is normal - constant is not. Newborns dont't use both their eyes at the same time (coz they just spent nine months in an environment which doesn't require them to see and they have just started to use their head/eye muscles) so they dont't have good visual depth perception - this is why they cannot focus and grab things with their hands accurately. This also explains why a woman's breast is built in such a way that the nipple and areola is like a bulls-eye!
As babies mature, their vision improves and they start to focus better plus their depth perception improves. This starts to develop around six weeks and will be established by four months (the age when they start to learn to grab/hit things and so forth).
Last edited by meiteoh; 23-01-2010 at 04:40 PM.
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thanks alot for the tips.
By the way, I also do not agree about the mobile resulting lazy eyes, i find it is all wives tales..
My gf also same as that gal, very stubborn, have her mind of her own.. doesnt listen and think all she said is correct. Anyway, she does not have any kids. It is all listen frm old folks here n there...
LOL...not profound. Just sharing from one of the books I have here - The Baby Book by the Sears.
Initially, my hubby was worried that Eva was cross-eyed but we referred to the book and discovered that it's normal. So we're not very worried about it.