I continue to find new things for Veronika to look at in her quiet, alert moments, and a great idea is to place your infant near a window. The play of light and shade will be fascinating.
This works best if you find a window in direct sun. So while the first one was ideal for lying her down, it was unfortunately in shadow at the time.
I held her instead near a window getting direct morning light, and her eyes, well, let up! Look at the picture at the top of this post for the way she smiled!
She seemed to feel wonder at the slats of light across mommy’s skin.
Windows near trees are a great option, too, since the light will change every time the leaves move in the breeze. I remember doing this same activity outside with Travis, lying directly under a tree, which is a great alternative if you are some place warm.