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Your baby’s eye color may change up until he’s about six months old. It’s normal for your baby’s eyes to be swollen when he’s first born, but this will go away within a few days.

You’ll see jerky, uncoordinated eye movement because the muscles in a new baby’s eyes are not yet mature. Your baby may even look cross-eyed. This is usually temporary and may improve as your baby’s eye movements become more coordinated.

Babies don’t have perfect vision when they’re first born. They’re able to focus only about eight to 12 inches away from their own face for short periods of time. Fortunately, this puts your face into viewing range while you’re holding your baby in your arms for feeding. Faces and items with high contrast, such as black and white photos, attract a baby’s attention most.