Posted by: Wondering | 2009/01/22


Prem twins and their eyes

Hi there. Sister had prem twins (6 weeks prem). Weighed under 2kg when born, jaundice, but going strong and picking up weight. They are now 4 weeks old. We are a bit worried as both twins don' t look at you, but mostly roll their eyes from side to side. Both grandma' s picked up on this and are a bit worried. Can this be because they were prem?

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Babies usually only start really looking at their mother at around 6 weeks of age. This is called 'fixing' Your sister's babies are 4 weeks old but they were 6 weeks premature. They may simly take longer to start 'fixing' If they are not looking at their mother by 10 weeks they must be assessed by their paediatrician.

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Posted by: ? | 2009/01/22

Babys dont see until they are about 4/6 weeks(stand to be corrected). Maybe ask their DR.

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