It’s commonly thought that babies are born with adult sized eyes. Babies do have big eyes compared the rest of their body parts, but their eyes are only 70% of their adult size at birth. Children’s eyes finally reach their adult size when they are around 7-8 years of age.
Everyone has always commented on our children’s eyes; of course I’m biased, but I do think they all have lovely eyes.
What fascinates me about babies’ eyes is they way they change colour.
DH and I have both have large, green eyes and the girls all followed suit and went green/hazel early on. DS’s eyes stayed blue for a long time, but they finally changed when he was about 2 years of age.
Here he is at about 6 weeks of age with his bog standard newborn-blue eyes.
DD2 was similar but her blue eyes were lighter
10 year olds. You gotta love them!
This post was written for The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers. If you feel like an eyeful today, take a look here.