Parenting – Getting Started & Next Steps

How to Best Stimulate Your Baby’s Five Senses

Your baby is on the stage of developing his brain and stimulating his five senses is one way to ensure he has good cerebral development. Through your baby’s five senses, he will be able to adapt to his environment and learn things faster and easier. Babies learn through their five senses, that’s why it is important to talk to your baby so he can hear your voice, cuddle and massage your baby to feel your touch, and he puts anything in his mouth to taste everything he is curious about.

Babies are born with a fuzzy vision, only being able to see around eight to twelve inches away and their vision is mainly made up of shades and shapes. You have to decorate your baby’s room using bright colors as well as interesting patterns. The colors that are stimulating for babies include red, orange, yellow, and blue. Stimulate your baby’s vision with the use of black and white stripes or utilizing light and dark contrasting colors. Although soft pastels may appear beautiful for you, they don’t really stimulate a baby’s vision. There are studies showing that black and white contrasts register very well on a baby’s retina, sending the strongest visual signals to the brain. You’ll surely notice your baby’s eye’s bright up when you surround him with bright and vibrant colors. Buying a colorful play mat will surely make your baby happy most especially those with cartoon characters.

Upon birth, babies have almost fully developed sense of hearing, and they can already hear even just before they were actually born. The womb is never a quiet place, and when babies are born, it is best for your baby to hear noises to calm and relax him. Story time is a great opportunity to develop your baby’s listening skills and help him pay attention to different sounds. For the sense of touch, babies truly love being caressed, stroked, cuddled, and massaged. Babies learn the difference of different textures and shapes through baby toys, but be sure to supervise playtime and purchase toys applicable for his age.

Babies start to recognize senses about a week after birth, so it is best to use the same products to provide your baby familiarity and avoid using detergents and colognes that are heavily scented because they can mask your natural scent, leaving your baby confused about your scent. You may allow your baby to try different tastes at an early age, but be careful introducing new food because you need to watch out possible food allergies. Your baby is a very precious gift, and you are responsible for his learning, so you can apply the information in this article to properly stimulate your baby’s senses.

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