Some of the things we know

  • Babies don't blink very much. Whilst adults blink every 3-5 seconds, in their first year it is not unusual for babies to keep their eyes open for one whole minute
  • Babies' tear reflex is delayed until 6 weeks or more of life and continues to develop up to 5-7 months of life
  • Eyes are the last of the senses to fully develop after birth