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Understanding Baby's Senses

Pediatricians clue you in to what infants are able to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.
mother holding baby What is Life Like for Baby?

Ever wonder whether your baby can really see her crib mobile, or whether your cell phone ring alarms her? The fact is, infants perceive things very differently than adults do. Some senses, such as touch and hearing, are fully developed at birth. Others, such as sight, take several months to mature. We'll tell you what to expect and what you can do to stimulate each of your baby's senses.