Sensory Patterns

My son just crossed the 6-week mark and his visual senses are developing at a rapid speed. Among his favorite objects is a black and white striped swaddle, which he’ll attempt to grab with his dexterous little fingers. Newborns are blind for the first few weeks of life, then see in grayscale by week two.I picked up the Wimmer Ferguson mini mobile during my recent trip to New York. The paper mobile is light and easy-to-carry and conveniently sits on top of Squishy’s car seat when we’re porting him around. The strong pattern contrasts are intended to stimulate visual sensations for infants.

He can stare at the mobile for a good 30-minutes without growing bored or fussy. The next time you’re looking for a great affordable gift, look no further. And if you’re not in the market for a new toy, at least check out these free videos that will free up your hands – even if it’s just one quick second. Not to mention, there’s a whole movement for sensory education including this awesome party ideaManhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile To Go Travel Toy (USD) $6.57.