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Your baby's brain will be building itself at an amazing rate: Those neurons will make connections that will serve him all his life from the beginning. The experts at North Carolina State University note that sight surges in development between two and four months, when babies develop the ability to see shapes more clearly and in full color. You can help boost your baby's brain development by giving your child different shapes, objects and colors to touch and see.
"I like to do bright and simple primaries with lots of geometric shapes, regardless of the baby's sex!" says Meemee, mom of two. "I try to create an interesting and visually stimulating environment for the nursery, incorporating circles, checks, plaids, and stripes in the fabrics, toys, and other things the baby will be looking at."
But for the ultimate stimulation, you don't need to buy or borrow anything -- just show your face! According to BrainWonders, a collaborative project of Zero to Three, Erikson Institute and Boston University School of Medicine, "Make sure the infant sees your face -- and your expressions. The infant will be watching you. You need to make sure you make eye contact with the infant and smile a lot." Find out more about BrainWonders and baby's brain development [link=http://www.zerotothree.org/brainwonders/]click here.[/link]here.
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Ready to get started? Be sure to check out our interactive, customizable nursery checklist. It's an easy way to help you get baby's room all ready! We also have many more nursery articles here -- take a peek to learn about everything from creating a unisex bedroom to decorating on a budget.