Looking above my head?

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  1. Beltane

    Beltane Mother of 3 Boys!

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    Just a question for you girls. Tristen seems to look above my head instead of straight into my eyes whenever I am playing with him or changing him. I think he is looking at my hair. Has anyone else experienced this. Im concerned because I don't get eye contact as much as I think I should. He does this with my husband as well.
     
  2. Loz75

    Loz75 Well-Known Member

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    You could mention it to your health visitor. Did he get an eye check when he was born? Emma did look at my hair etc but also made eye contact too. If you're worried I would ask - how does it work in The States - do you get free healthcare for kids?
     
  3. mari72

    mari72 Well-Known Member

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    my little girl did this alot initially too, bear in mind they can't see that well and your eyes are quite a small target to fixate on. If you are cocerned about how well he's seeing buy a toy with a black and white target on it and watch to see him focus on that-you'll be surprised how much more attentive he is. Not only do babies have more long sighted eyes than adults but their macula (the part of the eye for fine detail) only develops after birth.
     
  4. lillysmum

    lillysmum Mum of 2 cheeky monkeys

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    i would mention it to the HV but at 2 months i'm sure Lillys eye contact wasnt so good, she would look everywhere else but at me!!
     
  5. Sovereign

    Sovereign Well-Known Member

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    Charlie used to do this. I wouldn't worry hun but ask your HV if you are x
     
  6. roxie78

    roxie78 Mom of 2

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    I wouldn't worry, I read that they do this but I can't remember now where I read or why they do it but Thomas did it also! Its gonna bug me now. When Thomas is awake from his nap I'll have a look in the Nursery where all my baby books are!

    If you are worried, like the others say, ask your health visitor :)
     

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