𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘬 🥛 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 😂 Some food for Thought...
We're taking a little trip down memory lane today... this 👆🏼 was our first Grippo®︎ 2-in-1 Placemat and Plate prototype in pastel pink 💗🦛
𝘈 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯, 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘎𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘰®︎ 𝟸-𝘪𝘯-𝟷 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘵 & 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴...
After doing a significant amount of research and in consultation with Occupational Therapists and Paediatricians who specialise in babies' sensory development, we purposefully choose 𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 for our Grippo's as they enhance baby's visual and brain enhancement.
Studies have proven that the first 5 - 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝟹 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 - of your child's life are the most important. They shape their brain's organisation and functioning throughout life.
A quick scan of Pinterest and Instagram reveals almost the same results when you search for #babyessentials #babynursery and #nurserydecor.
Neutral colours, soft pastels and solid colours are all trending page after page. Now, these designs that have been intricately and cleverly created may appeal to your home’s interior décor and personal preferences and 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 to 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘳, however is there any thought going into your baby’s development?
Those trendy pastel coloured ones you now see in the stores 2 years after we launched ours, may be more visually appealing to you and fit in better with your home styling 🤯🤣 but they actually make very little sense in view of your baby's development.
In fact, from the moment your baby is born, they are constantly absorbing information around them in which visual stimuli is an essential part to this process. A baby’s retina may not be fully formed at birth, but from the moment they open their eyes their brain begins to absorb this information like a sponge.
According to many doctors who specialise in child development, play and parenting, 80% of the information their brain receives at this early age 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯. This puts a high emphasis on visual stimulation.
“𝘉𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳; 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦” ~ Ludington-Hoe & Golant
By surrounding your newborn with strong visual stimuli, you can spur on their mental development. The trick is achieving a high level of 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘶𝘴.
To achieve this high level, research has found that high contrast pictures and colour contrasts encourage babies to focus, while in turn stimulate cognitive development.
“𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘰𝘧𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘮,” ~ Dr. William Sear
One of the most stimulating contrasts is in fact BLACK and WHITE. It was found that babies looked twice as long at the patterned black and white pictures as they did to solid-coloured ones. This is because these high contrasts register powerfully on a baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to the brain – stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster development.
“𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘸𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴, 𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘴.”~ Huggamind
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