|I noticed recently that my baby keeps blinking. Her eyes don’t
look red and she isn’t rubbing them or seeming unhappy.
What do you think is going on?
In their discovery of the world, babies suddenly discover
actions and things that they are in control of. Just as
she probably went through a stage of being fascinated by
their hands, your baby has just discovered that she can
blink. If she closes her eyes and opens them again –
will the world still be there? She may also have noticed
that you are aware of what she is doing – and is enjoying
the attention that she gets!
The signs of a problem are if the baby seems to find light
troubling, or does not recognise familiar faces. Keep an
eye on this situation, but follow the instinct that you
already have. If she is still blinking when you go for your
next scheduled check-up, it may be worth mentioning it to