When Do Babies See Color?

Babies begin to perceive colors more and more between 2 and 4 months old.

To start, they're able to tell the difference between shades of green and red.

The exact timing for when your baby will see these colors is individual,

so there's no set week or month when it happens for all babies universally.

Just after birth, a baby sees only in black and white, with shades of gray.

As the months go by, they will slowly start to develop their color vision at around 4 months.

So you're not imaging it when you see your baby fixate on your face and eyes,

especially during feeding, when your face is about a foot away.