Baby Activity – Black & White Images

Baby Activity – Black & White Images

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.
baby activity black white images

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.


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  • Reply danita

    ugh! why didn’t they have this when my guys were babies?

    February 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Our Country Road

    Very cool! I am going to have to try this for Mini!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Mama to 3 Blessings

    Thank you! I printed them off individually but larger & I am going to laminate them & hook them to my baby’s carseat. 🙂

    February 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Sherri

    Love all your wonderful ideas…that is why I nominated you for “Beautiful Blog” Award…come over to my blog to redeem!

    February 15, 2010 at 12:01 am
  • Reply melaniet42

    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!

    February 15, 2010 at 1:34 am
  • Reply Elise

    I am going to print some of these off for Tic Tac. It is great to hear that baby N enjoys these black and white patterns.

    February 15, 2010 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Nicole {tired, need sleep}

    What a great thing to put in the pack n play! They are neat pictures too, I’m not surprised that she loves them so much!

    February 16, 2010 at 1:41 am
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