Baby Activity – Black & White Images

N is 3 weeks old and I was reading in “Your Baby’s First Year, week by week” by Glade Curtis and Judith Schuler that in the 3rd week a baby starts to make eye contact and focus on more things. They suggested introducing bold, black and white patterns such as a bull’s eye, bold stripes or a checkerboard.

I thought it would be a neat thing to try with N. While I was searching for pictures to use I came upon these black and white images (on They offer the images in a slide show that you could run on a computer (I’m assuming for a little bit older babies) and a printable poster.

I printed the poster, cut it into fourths and hung it from rings in N’s pack n play. I was surprised by how fast it caught her attention and how long she looks at it! It is the perfect thing to keep her calm in the pack n play while I take care of a quick chore.


  1. says

    Great idea for your infant! I remember when my little girl was an infant we had a couple black/white toys that I’d hang in her pack-n-play and she’d totally fixate on them!

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