High Contrast Black and White Toys For Infants


Sophie the Giraffe is cute and adorably squeaky but, um....your two week old or six week old won't be ready to grasp and squeeze and chew and shake toys for awhile. So how can you play with your brand spankin' new baby when all she seems to do is sit and stare (and sleep and poop and cry)? 

Visual play! I shared in a recent blog article about how and why visual play with your new baby is important for learning and development. (Missed it? Click here to read A New Parent's Guide to Newborn Vision). So today let's look at some of my favorite toys for newborn visual play. As a mama and pediatric Occupational Therapist, I've given these a test drive and they get my thumbs up and some little tiny baby thumbs up ;)

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black and white toys for babies:

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1. Wee Gallery Art Cards

2. Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile To Go (small)

3. Hello, Ocean Friends book or Black & White book

4. Tummy Time Playboard & Art Cards

5. Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Double Sided 3-in-1 Triangle Mat

6. Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Mind Shapes Multi-sensory Shape Set

7. Taf Toys Clip-on Baby Pram Book

8. Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Crib Mobile (large)

9. Genius Baby Toys Black, White & Red Infant Stim Cards

10. My favorite collection of developmentally-appropriate toys for baby - The Play Kits from Lovevery. The Looker Play Kit (birth to 8 weeks) includes 5 black and white high contrast play items. And the Charmer Play Kit (months 3 & 4) includes several more! Buy individual kits or subscribe and have expert designed toys and a developmental play guide delivered to your door every 2 months.

photo used with permission of lovevery

photo used with permission of lovevery

This is certainly not a complete list of every great black and white baby toy available but it's a great start for you to enjoy PLAYING with your brand new baby!

Free Download of Black and White Playcards

I’ve created some printable black and white play cards for my babies and I’d love to share them with you...and since I’m a child development nerd I’ll also share different ways to play with them. To download your free black and white play cards, click here or on the image below:

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