High contrast books for babies have become more and more popular and with great reason! The best thing you can do to visually stimulate your baby’s vision and brain growth is to use black and white stripes or light and dark contrasting colors for at least the first 3 months. In addition, it won’t hurt to include them for 6 months. Study after study proves that babies prefer looking at high contrast colors over everything else.
How to Use High Contrast Books and Items For Babies in the Beginning:
- Due to an underdeveloped retina, keep objects and your face around 8-10 inches from the baby’s face, so the baby can focus in as best as possible.
- Black, white and red is the best to use on EVERYTHING. According to research, pastels are a waste of time, especially in the beginning.
- You can and should consider high contrast for your clothes, the baby’s toys, books, the mobile, crib bedding, room decor, blankets, items that you put around the car seat, and footsies. Preferably dark and light stripes.
- The movements of people and objects should be repetitious and slow and graceful.
- Use these items during the time you play and give attention to your baby. If they start to fuss, it means they’re tired of it, and you can try again later or tomorrow. Don’t overstimulate before nap time.
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