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Some specialists say that the very moment of birth, the pupils are adjusted with the aim of regulating the entry of light according to the brightness of the room where you find a baby.

At the beginning the way we perceive light is very variable:

When I first set eyes on the mother (so pervasive), you can see almost immediately that changes the look to another location (roof or window), to observe what is around him, although his view for that moment you do not have much focus.

A child's brain develops rapidly during the last three months of pregnancy and the first year of life. At the time of birth the upper part of the brain that is the one that controls the automatic responses of the behavior is in charge of waking up in the small the interest in all things found in the environment.

The newborn is sensitive to 2 things:

  1. The human face: some specialists claim that, although the babies are “programmed” to recognize a face (or, better said, a rounded shape, which is what they perceive during their first moments), it is important to note that parents who talk to their children by moving the head may draw the attention of the baby for a long time.
  2. All the things that are in motion: if within a few hours of birth it sways any object in front of him, he will be staring at, but if you leave a balance you lose the interest quickly.


  • Parents should be attentive to the answers that have their children before the stimuli of the environment (movements of objects).
  • If your baby does not react to the movements, you should consult with your pediatrician.
  • The Apgar score is a clinical examination fundamental information on the results.
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