Why Positive Sensory Stimulation is important for your newborn.
A Newborn baby’s brain is approximately one quarter of the size that it will one day become, and develops at an astonishing 2-3 million synapses per second. The remarkable sensory system is already developing in the womb, but once born, all senses develop and mature at different stages. One of the first to mature is the sense of touch, and last, is the visual system.
Regular positive sensory input cause frequent activation of synapses in sensory pathways, which results in stronger, more memorable and permanent connections. On the other hand, when pathways are not stimulated, they can start to fade away. It is therefore vital for a baby to receive positive and age appropriate sensory stimulation of all their senses from birth, as this directly influences the maturation of the sensory system and ultimately the growth of the brain.
The Think Baby High Contrast Octo-Nanny can be used from day 1, and focuses mainly on the tactile and visual sensory systems. The soft tentacle spirals are comforting to hold onto and they may replicate the umbilical cord your baby held in the womb. The high contrasting colors can further provide a calming visual stimulation, which your baby can easily focus on.