Many people are under the misconception that babies are colour blind at birth. This is not the case – babies’ eyes are physically capable at birth but their little brains are not yet ready to process all of the visual input they receive. After the relatively calm and consistent view from the womb there is a lot in the outside world for them to take in.

When your baby comes into the world they can focus usually only as far as your face when you hold them; they can detect light, shapes, and movement, but your face is the most fascinating thing they see.  After your face, the next most interesting thing to look at are high contrast patterns which is why many mobiles and cot toys are black, red and white, with chequered patterns.

By two months your baby can now process more colours but has difficulty differentiating between similar tones such red, orange and maroon. This is why black and white patterned objects are still the favourite. However, black and white might not be your first preference for the nursery, particularly if you don’t feel like redecorating at six months!

Between two and five months, your baby will work on distinguishing more colours and will show a preference for bright, primary colours and more detailed designs. Most toys for this age group are in bright, bold primary colours.

By eight months your baby can now distinguish most pastels as well, which is commonly the first choice for nursery décor, however these can really only be appreciated by you and your visitors until your baby reaches this age.

Before you decorate, there are a few questions to ask…are you decorating to match the general décor of your home, or to match a theme you have chosen? Are you decorating to match the gender of your baby, or will your nursery become the nursery for your next little one and therefore needs to be a gender-neutral colour theme? Do you want a stimulating environment with lots of bright colours, or a more subtle and calming environment with lots of pastels?

You need to consider if this room is going to be baby’s permanent room as they grow from baby to toddler to school-aged. If you plan on having the room grow with your child, it is often easier to paint the room in a neutral colour and decorate with accessories and removable decals. A mobile above the cot that has bold patterns is sure to keep their attention from an early age and does not dictate the overall décor of the room.  Posters and decals within baby’s line of vision are more interesting to them if they are bright, bold primary colours and can easily be updated to more appropriate items as they develop and their interests change. If your baby will move out for a sibling later on, you might want a new theme for the new baby, so again removable decals and posters on a neutral backdrop can save you having to do a total revamp later on. (Painting with a busy toddler at your feet is not recommended!)

If you are decorating for gender, remember there is no 100 per cent guarantee that the gender is correct. A baby-blue room with a bright red and green truck mural is wonderful, but if little Sam comes home Samantha, you might have to re-paint. My recommendation is to play it safe – there are many gender-neutral themes which can offer calming pastels or stimulating brights, and can easily be themed more gender-specific once you are home.

SSCP   CAS-002   9L0-066   350-050   642-999   220-801   74-678   642-732   400-051   ICGB   c2010-652   70-413   101-400   220-902   350-080   210-260   70-246   1Z0-144   3002   AWS-SYSOPS   70-347   PEGACPBA71V1   220-901   70-534   LX0-104   070-461   HP0-S42   1Z0-061   000-105   70-486   70-177   N10-006   500-260   640-692   70-980   CISM   VCP550   70-532   200-101   000-080   PR000041   2V0-621   70-411   352-001   70-480   70-461   ICBB   000-089   70-410   350-029   1Z0-060   2V0-620   210-065   70-463   70-483   CRISC   MB6-703   1z0-808   220-802   ITILFND   1Z0-804   LX0-103   MB2-704   210-060   101   200-310   640-911   200-120   EX300   300-209   1Z0-803   350-001   400-201   9L0-012   70-488   JN0-102   640-916   70-270   100-101   MB5-705   JK0-022   350-060   300-320   1z0-434   350-018   400-101   350-030   000-106   ADM-201   300-135   300-208   EX200   PMP   NSE4   1Z0-051   c2010-657   C_TFIN52_66   300-115   70-417   9A0-385   70-243   300-075   70-487   NS0-157   MB2-707   70-533   CAP   OG0-093   M70-101   300-070   102-400   JN0-360   SY0-401   000-017   300-206   CCA-500   70-412   2V0-621D   70-178   810-403   70-462   OG0-091   1V0-601   200-355   000-104   700-501   70-346   CISSP   300-101   1Y0-201   300-101 test   JK0-022 test   1Z0-144 Brain dumps   , c2010-652 pdf  , ITILFND Study Guides   , 352-001   C_TFIN52_66 test   000-106 exam   , 74-678 test   350-001 dumps   , 000-089 test   EX200 test   , 101-400 pdf  , HP0-S42 Study Guides   , ITILFND dumps   , 70-243   , 300-115 exam   , 2V0-620 Exam   350-001 dumps   , 000-104 dumps   , 000-106 test   , 1Z0-804 pdf  , NS0-157 test   500-260 Exam   , 9A0-385 dumps   , EX200   700-501 Study Guides   , 200-310 Exam   , 1z0-434 pdf   , 300-115 certification   , LX0-104 pdf   , 1Z0-803 exam   , 300-075 Brain dumps   , 300-320 test   350-060 pdf   , 400-101 certification   , ICBB dumps   , 000-105 test   , LX0-104 exam   , 2V0-621 exam   , 70-270 certification   , ICBB   000-080 Exams   , 350-018 Exam   400-201 certification   , 9L0-066 test   400-201 certification   , PMP test   , 300-101 test   , 350-060 exam   , MB2-704 certification   , c2010-652 exam   , CAS-002   1Z0-804 Study Guides   , 300-135   70-462 test   , VCP550 test   300-070 test   400-101 test   , PMP pdf   ,