Newborn Development Baby Book - Let's Go Outside

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A must-have black and white developmental book for newborns 0–6 months

Shortlisted for the 2016 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award

This cleverly designed black and white board book is aimed at babies 0-6 months. Until the age of 6 months, a baby’s eyesight is rapidly developing. They can only see in black and white and are drawn to high contrast objects like the images in this book.


  • Until the age of 6 months black and white images are the easiest for babies to focus on. At this early age it is best to stay away from the pastel colours as they cannot see them;

  • High contrast images provide babies with a stimulating and engaging activity whilst encouraging their visual development and developing concentration skills;

  • Black and white images can extend a baby’s tummy time in an enjoyable way

  • Black and white images can encourage babies with flat head to turn their heads to the other side;

  • Research has proven that black and white images register powerfully on a baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to a baby’s brain aiding their visual development.

  • Black & White images can also have a soothing and calming effect on a crying baby.

    • Continuous visual stimulation in a baby’s early months is crucial for developing nerve cell connections in the brain.

    Let's Go Outside by mother Bianca Ebeling, has an outdoors theme that will captivate and mesmerise your baby. Create your own story as you go through the book with your baby or simply place the book in front of your baby during tummy time, nappy changes or when your baby is in their car seat during car trips. 

    Item details: 16 page board book, 15 x 15cm. First published in 2015

    Read the interview with creator Bianca Ebeling for more information about this book.

    See also: Let's Celebrate