It takes time to develop "binocularity," or having both eyes work together. If your baby's eyes are crossed often, or she isn't getting better at using both eyes together, talk to a doctor or an eye specialist.
Children should have regular eye exams starting at age 3.
Keep these thoughts in mind:
- Put baby in the crib facing different ways (but never on stomach! See SIDS information) so neither eye is favored when she looks around the room.
- Play with baby in ways that use both eyes and both sides of his body.
- Take baby for walks, or even to the store, so she can see different things. Zoos, parks, flea markets and museums are fun places for you and baby to see new things together.