0 to 3 Month Senses Milestones

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VISION

  • Sees best with peripheral vision and sees primarily in 2D (0-2 months)
  • Obligatory Looking – baby may fixate on a single object (2 months)
  • Differentiates colors (primarily red/green only) if large and bright (2 months)
  • Tracks moving objects much smoother and more precise (2 months)
  • Contrast drastically improves- begins to see shades of color (2-3 months)
  • Likes facial expressions and watches face intently
  • Visual coordination of eyes and hand/eye coordination starts
  • Recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance

HEARING

  • Smiles at the sound of your voice
  • Ability to hear volume variances improves drastically (can hear sounds other than loud volumes)
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3 to 6 Month Senses Milestones

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TASTE

  • No longer indifferent to salt taste and can choose preference for salty foods (4 months)

HEARING

  • Prefers high frequencies vs. low ones
  • Ability to distinguish full range of frequencies mostly fully develops
  • Turns head toward direction of sound (4- 5 months)

VISION

  • Acuity (clarity/sharpness) rapidly improves (2-5 months)
  • Can see nearly all colors (3 months)
  • Full range of color and shades (4 months)
  • Distance vision matures
  • Ability to track moving objects matures- babies anticipates vs follows the position of moving object