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Do all babies shut their eyes and cry in bright lights or sunlight?
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Dr. David Roos
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
You can also protect your infant's eyes with some baby sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat.
Keep your infant in a shaded area when you are outside on a sunny day. Most strollers have a top over the infant's seat that can help to shade your baby.

In brief: Yes
You can also protect your infant's eyes with some baby sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat.
Keep your infant in a shaded area when you are outside on a sunny day. Most strollers have a top over the infant's seat that can help to shade your baby.
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Dr. David Roos
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Small infants are unable to purposely move their head.
Therefore in bright light they may not be able to turn away from the light. A parent can lay their baby in such a way that the infant is facing away from the incoming light. In a car you can by a shade or light blocker to put on the window next to the infant's car seat. A young infant's best protection is to close his eyes.

In brief: Yes
Small infants are unable to purposely move their head.
Therefore in bright light they may not be able to turn away from the light. A parent can lay their baby in such a way that the infant is facing away from the incoming light. In a car you can by a shade or light blocker to put on the window next to the infant's car seat. A young infant's best protection is to close his eyes.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Newborns are very sensitive to lights, and actually will open their eyes more in dimly lit rooms.
By 2 months old however, most newborns don't mind the light and should be much more interactive, should be focusing on your face, and smiling and cooing in response to your face and voice.

In brief: Yes
Newborns are very sensitive to lights, and actually will open their eyes more in dimly lit rooms.
By 2 months old however, most newborns don't mind the light and should be much more interactive, should be focusing on your face, and smiling and cooing in response to your face and voice.
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: No
No, certainly not all babies and children, but many do.
Some people are simply more sensitive to bright lights than others. Many kids hate flash photos, for instance, while others don't seem to notice an issue. However, children who complain about pain with light or children who previously were fine and now complain about a new problem with bright lights should be evaluated.

In brief: No
No, certainly not all babies and children, but many do.
Some people are simply more sensitive to bright lights than others. Many kids hate flash photos, for instance, while others don't seem to notice an issue. However, children who complain about pain with light or children who previously were fine and now complain about a new problem with bright lights should be evaluated.
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