A new mother is interested in seeing what her infant's eyes look like. Which is the most effective way for the nurse to stimulate the infant to open its eyes?


• When held upright, an infant will open the eyes reflexively.

• Incorrect: Separating the eyelids causes the eyes to close due to the blink reflex.

• Incorrect: Moro reflex also causes the eyes to close.

• Incorrect: Infants are sensitive to light and will close their eyes in the presence of a bright light.

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