Why are Babies Fascinated by the Ceiling Fan


If you’ve been around a baby you must have noticed their fascination with fans. My baby does the same and my nephew calls the fan her best friend. She becomes so enthralled when faced towards the fan and could stare at it for minutes on end.

Babies everywhere become fascinated at the fan from a certain age and some even make cooing sounds at it in their own basic form of communication. It doesn’t have to be a beautiful fan, it just has to be hung closeby and be turned on.

This attraction comes from the fact that they are fascinated by contrast and movement of objects at that point in their development. A dark fan contrasts sharply with the white of your ceiling. This, coupled with its movement, is what catches your baby’s eyes and keeps her entertained, sometimes for several long minutes.

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