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#1 *RockTot*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

As per title, does your 6 or 7 week old (or younger) look at you for more then a few seconds?
I feel that my DD is not trying to look at me much, only very rarely sad.gif

Edited by *RockTot*, 08 February 2013 - 11:36 AM.


#2 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

I can't remember much now but I believe at that age not really. My bub has gotten really responsive only recently and sometimes while on my lap he prefers looking elsewhere. Try lying down on your bed and put her sitting on your chest (if she's not too flimsy. I find this angle bub looks at me a lot more.

#3 Madnesscraves

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

I'm pretty sure they cant 'stare' at you until 4-5 ish months? they're not in complete focus of their world yet.

It's nothing to worry about yet OP. original.gif


#4 lucky 2

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

That sounds like a good idea to put her on your chest when you are semi-reclined, as pp said she may try to lift her head to look up at you. Sometimes it's a bit easier for baby to do this when you are semi-reclined rather than being flat on your back. Worth a try.
All the best.

#5 lilwonder

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

My daughter didn't at that age and I remember her being about 11 weeks and not doing it much either and getting a bit worried about it. But over the next few weeks it improved dramatically.

#6 opethmum

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Her senses are just coming into focus and she is still so little she probably tires from focussing and concentrating alone, give her a little more time. She'll warm up to you in no time at all and it won't be long until she will track you around the room and wonder where you are.


#7 wallofdodo

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

I feel mine is, but we have to be pretty close. He looks at me smiles and starts talking (coo-ing). Unless the lack of sleep is making me delirious.

He also watches his brother. It is not for long periods, only a few seconds.

#8 Avogadro

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE
My daughter didn't at that age and I remember her being about 11 weeks and not doing it much either and getting a bit worried about it. But over the next few weeks it improved dramatically.


Ditto

My first child was very different - looked at me directly from weeks old.  I was convinced there was something wrong with my second.  There wasn't - she's perfectly fine!

#9 Fat Amy

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

My DD does. We often look into each others eyes and smile. llove.gif She also likes to do this with her sister but she also likes to stare just above my head as well.

#10 TurtleTamer

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

My youngest did not and didn't smile either, hge just seemed to stare into the distance all the time.  I was concerned and then realised that he was quite long sighted.  I'd have my husband hold him and walk back slightly and he'd see me.  In a few days you could see him trying to focus when closer too and he started to smile.  I was worried he was blind but now at 6 months he is perfectly normal original.gif

#11 antsy

Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:44 AM

I have three children - two of them had great eye contact from a very young age, but the third one had really poor eye contact. He would only look at us for a few seconds and turn away. I was worried and even posted on here about it. But he is now 1.5 years old and perfectly fine, so I worried for nothing. His eye contact started to improve after around 8 months.

#12 Bella86

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

My 6 week old and I have stare offs lol I always win...

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#13 goldilachs

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

I had the same thoughts at 6-7 weeks to, it seemed like my little girl was not making eye contact and even sort of avoiding it and she wasn't smiling either.  Around 7-8 weeks she had a couple of very sleepy days and came out of it smiling and making full eye contact, it was almost like a developmental switch had triggered.

#14 goldilachs

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

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#15 mels123

Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

My baby is 9 weeks old and he is just starting to hold eye contact for longer and longer. Sometimes he won't look at me at all though, and actively avoids me when I put my head in his line of sight. I find that he maintains eye contact best when he's lying on the change table and also when he's sitting up, lying on my legs (when I have my knees up).

#16 schnookle

Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

My bubby boy is 6 weeks old, I feel he is looking at me, but as someone else said, he has to be close &  sometimes he laughs. My husband gets his attention more than I do. If its something you are worried about, talk about it with your healthcare provider at bubbys 6-8 week check :-)

#17 Ella Minnow Pea

Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

My dd is, but it tires her out and can lead to overstimulated crying. The other day we had a chat with her in my arms staring at me and cooing, with me cooing back, and she was smiling away. I then laughed and she tried to copy me, but could only make a squeaky noise. I also put on a dancing show for her while she was on the change table, which she loved, staring and smiling and seeming to try to jig along.She will also sometimes stick her tongue out in response to me or dh doing so at her.But then days of things like that are followed by days like today when all she wants to do  is sleep or cry, and has barely looked at us or smiled at all.





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