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What color should my baby's toys be?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Get a few that are black and white. A newborn's vision is worse than a bad referee's, but while they can't see color, they can see contrast because the cells that perceive details and colors (the cones) are kind of stubby for a while. But don't run out and redecorate your entire house with non-color items. By ten weeks, babies start to see big objects and bright colors (red, oranges, and greens, especially), but in the first few weeks, it wouldn't hurt to outfit your crib with a few pandas or zebras. Babies' attention to contrast is one of the reasons why your areola gets larger and darker during pregnancy.
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