20Open Their Eyes


Moms (and their birth photographers) are often delighted when babies are born with their eyes wide open. Many babies will keep their eyes closed until after delivery, however, gradually opening them as birth attendants wipe fluid from their eyes. But did you know that babies’ eyes actually begin opening

and even blinking at around 28 weeks gestation? A baby born before that point may not be physically able to open its eyes, Parents.com notes. But healthy term babies should open their eyes almost immediately upon birth. Twin babies even practice locating one another via sight while in the womb together!

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