Jump to content

Does your 6/7 weeks old look at you?


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#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...

original.gif



#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

dp

#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 Guest_katem666_*

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.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a copy of 'Breakfast, School Run, Chemo'

To celebrate the launch of EB member and contributor Julia's Watson's first book, we have five copies of Breakfast, School Run, Chemo give away.

Electronic tags may keep newborns safe

The possibility of using electronic bracelets for mothers and their newborn babies is being investigated by Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital. 

Baby steps: when your little one starts walking

As a parent there are so many milestones to look forward to. That first smile, first word - and, of course, that first step.

Julia Watson's new book 'Breakfast, School Run, Chemo'

Tomorrow my friend Julia launches her first book. And while we're all overjoyed, the success is tinged with sadness. You see, Julia has stage 4 bowel cancer.

How not to name twins

Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.

Fun Sunny Life pool inflatables just for babies

The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.

Breastfeeding basics for beginners

Here are 10 tips to help make breastfeeding successful and stress free for both you and your baby as quickly as possible.

Girl smothers baby brother with peanut butter

This mum had a big clean up job on her hands.

How to hide those under eye shadows

Pandas are the only ones who benefit from under-eye shadows. If you're not fluffy and cute, you'll just look tired.

Young mum dies after being denied pap smear

A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was deemed "too young" to need it.

Birthday cakes banned at childcare centre

A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.

Triplet surprise for newlyweds

As the radiographer moved the wand over her abdomen, Shelley King got the surprise of her life.

3 yummy Thermomix baby and toddler recipes

Louise Fulton Keats shares her recipes for babies and toddlers, including corn and sweet pikelets, pumpkin and pea risotto, and cheesy bunny biscuits.

Man arrested over toddler Nikki's death

A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the death of two-year-old Nikki Francis-Coslovich in Mildura.

Adoption ban on pregnant women to be lifted

Pregnant women will no longer be barred from adoption waiting lists in NSW, after the Baird Government decided the practice was discriminatory.

Are you getting enough magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, but we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.

5 workplace lessons for new parents

Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.

Mums to follow on Instagram

A creative outlet for many, there are some savvy women complementing their blogs and businesses with riveting Instagrams feeds. We've chosen a few which have bucketloads of appeal; there are some big time players and some smaller local ones, and they each bring their special brand of magic to the Instagram experience.

Review: The Volvo 2015 XC90 SUV has all the safety features your family needs

The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.

Kim Kardashian reveals she may have hysterectomy

Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

 Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.

Toddler twins pretend to be asleep to fool mum

They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.

Dad bags: 10 picks for out and about

Getting out of the house is a big priority in the early years of parenthood and you need to take a well-stocked kit with you. We've chosen 10 of the best nappy bags sure to appeal to dads in style and function.

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Dads who do their share have more sex: study

For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.

Think you might have IBS, coeliac disease or Crohn's?

Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

The exercises you know you should be doing (but probably aren't)

I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?

This baby really loves the family cat

Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.

Designer kids clothing good enough to eat by Oeuf

Even if you aren't heading to the Northern hemisphere in the next six months, you can't help but love the amazing food-themed knits for babies and kids by cult kids brand Oeuf.

Early exposure to peanuts recommended for allergy prevention

A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.

Home brand foods contain less salt than pricier rivals

Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.

Nannies for hire, wherever you're flying

Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer: with an unusual photo shoot with their 'baby', a groodle (poodle/golden retriever cross) named Humphrey. The talented Elisha from Elisha Minnette Photography caught all the precious shots.

Is it okay to name your baby with a sense of humour?

My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.

Woman gives birth after having her own mother's uterus transplanted

In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.

So hot right now: double-barrelled baby names on the rise

It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.

Second time around: is it really better the devil you know?

When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

How did we have babies before apps came along?

Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.

When your toddler disagrees

There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

 

FREE TICKET

Discover the magic of the LEGOŽ DUPLOŽ Play Area in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.