Remember, your baby’s appearance isn’t set in stone. Most features develop and change throughout the first year and beyond. It’s impossible to predict what your baby will look like as an adult, but here are some changes you can start to look for early on: Weight gain.
Do newborn facial features change?
A newborn’s face may look quite puffy due to fluid accumulation and the rough trip through the birth canal. The infant’s facial appearance often changes significantly during the first few days as the baby gets rid of the extra fluid and the trauma of delivery eases.
When do babies facial features develop after birth?
Eyes move in unison, most of the time, by six weeks. The human face is the first ‘object’ they recognise. Over the first three months, they begin to recognise particular faces and other things (like their teddy bear) in their world.
How can you tell newborn skin color?
When a baby is first born, the skin is a dark red to purple color. As the baby starts to breathe air, the color changes to red. This redness normally starts to fade in the first day. A baby’s hands and feet may stay bluish in color for several days.
When can a newborn be away from its mother?
Between 4 and 9 months is actually the overnighter sweet spot. Before that, your baby may still be perfecting breastfeeding, waking up a lot at night, and bonding with you and Dad, which makes it a less-than-ideal time to leave her with a sitter.
What should newborn eyes look like?
At birth, a newborn’s eyesight is between 20/200 and 20/400. Their eyes are sensitive to bright light, so they’re more likely to open their eyes in low light. Don’t worry if your baby’s eyes sometimes cross or drift outward (go “wall-eyed”). This is normal until your baby’s vision improves and eye muscles strengthen.