I've written before about my practice of making newborn quilts out of black and white fabrics only. Because babies' ability to distinguish colors doesn't develop for several weeks, they can't focus properly on multicolored objects, but love black and white.
The latest newborn in our family is Kate, who arrived last week and is now home. Her father reports: "When we showed her the quilt Kate stopped squirming, stopped sucking on her pacifier and... it looks like she's reading it." So far every baby we've tried this out on has had the same response, which warms my heart. Never too early to get those kids reading!