Effect of colors on babies
Babies are those perfect little angels all wrapped in pink and blue—until you hear them screaming through the night, and your first hands-on diaper changing experience takes place. Babies, as you probably know, communicate everything by a single language—yup, that’s it; the well-known eternal cry of the baby hordes. This is probably why it’s so hard for us to see babies as real human beings with a personality and character; not just a special gifted race of cherubs on their own planet. What goes on in their head is difficult to gauge, because they cannot communicate with us in a language that we can comprehend. But whether we understand them or not, babies do tend to get their own way—until we learn the specific quirks of that particular cranky cry.
It’s interesting to learn that babies can be very sensitive to their surroundings—the same way as us, except we do not perceptibly feel the difference and therefore, normally, we do not mark it. Babies, however, can feel it, and boy oh boy do they mark it! One step wrong and your ears are doomed to eternal ringing. The funny thing about that phrase is that it is quite literal; one step wrong can actually trigger a huge emotional opera; but this also applies to other external factors—like colors.
Newborn babies happen to be extremely—and we mean extremely—sensitive to colors. They can even be affected by the color of their clothes, as well as the color of those cute little baby hats you see so often. Since certain colors have effects on the human mind and body, it’s important to make sure babies don’t get hurt by the colors surrounding them. It’s well known that the ‘warm colors’ like red, orange and yellow act as stimulants and increase activity. These bright colors are not that great for a baby’s blanket, sleeping room or bed, because they intimidate the baby when he/she most needs to be calm. That’s why pastels are all good colors for baby clothes, booties, blankets and so on. The traditional pink and blue is not necessarily gender specific at all—both work well for babies of either sex. In fact, color therapists recommend baby rooms to be painted light violet in case the gender is not known before hand. In any case, it is a good idea not to put too many complexities in the baby’s den, including mind-boggling designs and bouncing kangaroos (if somehow you can get your hands on one).
However, this doesn’t mean babies should be kept away from vibrancy at all times. No, we don’t want to take away their right to the pell-mell core of life, it would be almost criminal to not let them experience the scary booms and bangs, honking trucks and swerving cars and mouse-traps and evil plotting tomcats! But, yes, babies do deserve the positive aspects of the outside world—including its colors. So these bright things and shiny sprigs can be saved for the special play time, eh? Let the baby wait for the hours to go by until finally, finally, they get exposed to that gigantic, monstrous, looming, powerful, demonic (are you getting scared yet??) red.
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