As baby's colour vision continues to mature, all the colours of the rainbow will gradually come into view. So you might consider choosing a vibrant theme for the nursery. Mobiles are popular with babies because they dangle and move in intriguing circular motions. Your little one will contemplate the mobile, wondering whether the object in motion is alive, and soon, whether it's moving because baby is making it move! Attach other toys to the side of the cot for baby to stare at and eventually reach for; there are stuffed toys that can wrap around cot railings, for example. A plastic cot mirror will pique baby's interest as early as the second or third month.
A melody-making cot toy is sure to please. You can also place a music box somewhere in baby's room—by the second month your baby will look toward the sound. And don't forget that you're the best music maker of all: sing to your baby often!
One of the most pleasing areas to arrange is the spot where you'll do most of your breast- or bottlefeeding. Many parents purchase a solid wooden rocking chair that sits in their room or baby's room. Other parents put their feeding accessories in a basket near the couch or a comfy armchair. Putting a phone near the feeding spot will also be convenient.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.