Contrast

Newborns have limited eyesight.  They cannot really see color, their focus distance is restricted to 8-10 inches, and everything is upside-down.  As they develop, though, one of the first things they begin to pick out is contrast.  Not only that, they like contrast.  As a result, Rosalie has found her first favorite toy.  Our friend Meg brought us this lovely harlequin-style figure (made of Egyptian cotton), and when we hold it about a foot in front of Rosalie and move it around slowly, she follows it with her eyes and head.  It may not seem like much, but to first-time parents watching every little blink, twitch, and gurgle, this qualifies as a big deal. Thanks Meg!

Toy

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