5 Simple Baby Sensory Activities for a Newborn

5 Simple Baby Sensory Activities for a Newborn

The first few months of your baby's life are a crucial time for sensory development. Babies are born with limited vision, and they are naturally drawn to high-contrast patterns and bold visuals. To help stimulate their growing senses, you can incorporate simple sensory activities into your daily routine - at home or on the go. In this post, we explore five easy and engaging sensory activities you can do with your newborn using our versatile baby sensory muslins.

1. Muslin Mobile Magic
Hanging a black and white sensory muslin above your baby's cot or change table can transform these everyday moments into opportunities for sensory exploration. The contrasting patterns on the muslin are like magnets for your baby's developing vision. As they lie on their backs, they can gaze up at the mesmerising patterns and begin to track them with their eyes. This is great if you have a fussy nappy changer!

2. Tummy Time Textures
Tummy time is crucial for strengthening your baby's neck and upper body muscles, but it can sometimes be met with resistance. Make it more enjoyable by placing your sensory muslin on the floor during tummy time. The soft texture of the muslin provides a tactile sensation for your baby's delicate skin, and the high-contrast patterns give them something visually stimulating to focus on.

3. Peek-a-Boo Playtime
Peek-a-boo is a classic game that never fails to delight babies. Adding a black and white sensory muslin to the mix makes it even more engaging. The high-contrast patterns create an extra layer of surprise as your baby eagerly anticipates your reappearance. This game not only provides entertainment but also encourages social interaction, introduces object permanence and creates bonding between you and your little one.

4. Cuddle Comfort with Contrasts
Enhance special bonding time by using a sensory muslin as a swaddle or blanket. The contrasting patterns can be visually soothing for your baby as they snuggle up in your arms. By draping your muslin over your shoulder during feeds, it can also draw their attention and create a little visual fun.

5. Mirror, Mirror on the Muslin
Babies are naturally curious about their own reflections. Place a baby-safe mirror next to your muslin to create an intriguing sensory experience. Your baby can gaze at their own reflection against the backdrop of the high-contrast patterns. This not only entertains your little one but also promotes self-recognition, an important developmental milestone.

Our sensory muslins are designed to be easy-to-use, lightweight to transport and versatile in uses so that sensory experiences are easy to create for your baby. As they grow, you can continue to adapt and expand upon these activities. We hope you love your sensory moments with your newborn!


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