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sensitivity to sun..wont open eyes bentlysmama Due May 3; 1 child; United States 63 posts
Jun 15th '15

hello my daughter is currently 12 weeks old but was 6 weeks early. i have tried to take her outside a few times and even in the shade she wont open her eyes at all. she even acts different indoors vs outside. is this a normal thing since she was born early or do you think i should have some concern?

My boys own my <3 3 kids; Florida 893 posts
Jun 15th '15

Try using a light on her eyes. Like a flashlight from your phone if it bother her I would say something which I'm sure this is something the doctor should already have done 

4 boys:):) United States 20 posts
Jun 15th '15

Quoting bentlysmama:
hello my daughter is currently 12 weeks old but was 6 weeks early. i have tried to take her outside a few times and even in the shade she wont open her eyes at all. she even acts different indoors vs outside. is this a normal thing since she was born early or do you think i should have some concern?


Personally i doubt it. My 33wkr and 34wkr did fine out side. It is much brighter outside than in the womb. It will probably take her a while to get used to it all. Maybe get her a sun bonnet and some sun glasses

♥Love♥ 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 10948 posts
Jun 15th '15

My eyes are sensitive to the sun like that.  I won't even go to my mailbox  without putting on sunglasses. Outside can be much brighter than inside

MonkeyMel 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 26779 posts
Jun 15th '15

Op, if you do get her sunglasses make sure they have uva/b protection or whatever because most cute little kid sunglasses don't and that will do more harm than good because they allow their pupils to dilate more but without any protection from the sun.  Also, I would just bring it up at her next doctors appointment 

Lady_Pam31 Due January 2 (girl); 1 child; United States 1386 posts
Jun 15th '15

My son was the same way the lights even our hospital room bothered him. It just takes time for the baby to get used to it because there eyes are so sensitive. But you can ask your Dr.