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 fussybaby.net). 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.