Right now, your newborn can only focus about 8 to 10 inches away – ideal for focusing on your face during nursing sessions or snuggles of course! But that means you’ll want to find other ways stimulate the eyes up close.
To wit, a small unbreakable toy mirror on the diaper table during changing time is a fantastic option. Not only will baby be entertained (many such mirrors contain crinkly flaps, or small stuffed animals to look at, but oh my goodness…
… Veronika is wondering, who is that cute face in the mirror?
Baby won’t understand yet that they are looking at themself, but it will certainly provide a distraction from an unwanted diaper change.
No need to reserve this activity for the diaper table – Veronika loves looking at the mirror in her playgym, too!