Sunday, February 22, 2009
My baby doesn't blink!
Turns out that babies blink at a slower rate than adults do. I noticed Linus doesn't really blink, though he does close his eyes every minute or so, when they are open at all. A short note in the New York Times references a study that found that babies blink on average of less than two times a minute while adults blink 10-15 times per minute. For babies, that is 30 seconds between blinks, no wonder it looks like he never blinks.