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During the first three months, babies have a lot of trouble distinguishing color contrasts, which was why your newborn preferred bright colors and black-and-white objects. Now at four months, baby’s vision has sharpened to about 20/40. Babies at this age can pick out more subtle color contrasts, such as a red button on a red shirt. They also can see across the room, although they still prefer looking at people close-up.

From: Baby Development: Your 4-Month-Old WebMD Medical Reference

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Feigelman S, ''The first year,'' in Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton, BF, eds. 18 ed, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,th

Sears, W, MD, and Sears M, Little, Brown & Company, 1993. The Baby Book,

National Library of Medicine: ''Age-appropriate diet for children.''

Curtis, GB, MD, MPH, and Schuler J, , Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician at Children’s Medical Group, Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Joanne Cox, MD, Director of the Primary Care Center and Associate Chief of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Feigelman S, ''The first year,'' in Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton, BF, eds. 18 ed, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,th

Sears, W, MD, and Sears M, Little, Brown & Company, 1993. The Baby Book,

National Library of Medicine: ''Age-appropriate diet for children.''

Curtis, GB, MD, MPH, and Schuler J, , Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician at Children’s Medical Group, Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Joanne Cox, MD, Director of the Primary Care Center and Associate Chief of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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