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Monday, December 20, 2010

Newborn mobile

We saw this idea on "Mister Maker" one of the shows Tara adores and changed it a little to create a mobile for Tara's little brother.
First we started with 3 sheets of card stock-red,white and black as we know newborns see high contrast colours well for the first 6 months of life.
Take 2 of the pages and cut into strips of all thickness' then use the hole puncher to create holes in your strips of paper. The great thing about this activity is that is doesn't have to be perfect to have a great effect. Uneven cutting or holes in the wrong area is fine-the baby will love it all!
Now you have hole punched the strips of paper, paste them on the third piece of paper in any order at all
Completed sheet! Now laminate over the top and cut into any shape you require

We made a mobile from squares-this is the view bub will get from his change table

And added some more to the walls

We will have bub sleep in a hammock for a few months so we used the black,red and white design paper made by Tara on the underside of the hammock bar

This can also be used in any bassinette or cot and is very helpful when trying to prevent positional plagiocephaly or "flat head syndrome". Just take note of which way bub tends to turn his/her head and place the coloured patterned paper in the opposite direction so they are drawn to looking at it and gives the head a chance to even out.

1 comment:

  1. This baby mobile is an adorable idea as well. Thanks for sharing. So colorful! Lisa :)

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