The world is so bright and colorful, how interesting and unusual it is! The little man has just been born and is already surrounded by a host of flowers. The kid is still too small to choose which colors he likes most, but intuitively he feels that he is in favor, and what is not.
When I first brought my daughter from the maternity hospital, I had to face a problem – the child kept crying all the time when I put him in a bed, and calmed down when I put him to bed on my bed or on the sofa. Looking more closely at the child’s sleeping place, I was horrified – what a motley diaper I used to bed! And if we add to this the bright, colorful suit of the baby …
It is quite natural that the girl was overexcited and for a long time could not return to a steady, calm state. Experimenting with different color combinations and reading the advice of doctors and psychologists, I came to the conclusion that using color and light, you can work wonders. The sluggish child becomes active, playful – calm, capricious – appeasable. You can influence the baby’s appetite, his sleep and mobility simply by suggesting the child surround himself with color!
First of all, I learned that you should not abuse red and scarlet flowers. These colors increase the rhythm of breathing, increase blood pressure and activate metabolism. They also actively stimulate brain activity. In general, these are the colors of activity. Therefore, do not use them in the recreation area and rest. Do not use red and during feeding – it contributes to overeating and makes you swallow food hastily, frivolously. Of course, this will not benefit the child. But mommy sluggish, apathetic kids should pay attention to all shades of red to enhance the overall tone and mood.
It turns out that the most pleasant, beloved, safe color for children is orange, as well as derivatives from it are yellow, golden. They promote growth, increase activity, elevate mood, stimulate and induce research. And most importantly – the children blur in a contented smile when they see a mother in an orange jacket, or an ivy yellow sun. These colors carry a charge of kindness and well-being, warming like spring sunshine in the morning.
Orange improves digestion, a great find – a set of children’s dishes the color of ripe orange. The most neutral colors are pastel. Pale pink, cream, beige, ivory, pale yellow. They are safe, have practically no contraindications, but do not give pronounced therapeutic effects. Perhaps the best colors for decorating a child’s room and a baby’s crib are less likely to be mistaken.
I put a light diaper on the bed with a barely perceptible unobtrusive pattern, tucked the blanket into a light duvet cover, and bought the protection of a soft green, dull shade.
Now my two-month-old daughter has the ability to be guided by her own desires – to sleep or stay awake, play or nap, without being distracted by bright colors. And if I want to use something from the above, I use toys, dishes, clothes of the colors I need. The king of all colors, the color of Nature itself is green. His positives do not count!
Soothes, relieves pain, improves mood, relieves tension … Small children are happy to be drawn to the green, perceive it as safe, warm, joyful. Unsharp shades of green treat insomnia, and healthy kids just help to fall asleep faster and more easily. The green protection on the bed helps me a lot – the daughter is surrounded on all sides with a gentle herbal color, nothing distracts her attention, but pacifies her. I also noticed that green is good for educational games.
With my younger brother, I studied arithmetic, reading, memorized songs and poems, considered teaching pictures from my childhood. From my own experience, I can say that using green during lessons helps to concentrate, study carefully and consistently, without being distracted by other things, and also helps to better understand the material. During classes, I use a green blanket – spread it on the floor, take out everything I need, and on this improvised coverlet we have our fruitful games.
No less good and blue – the color of peace. He is the place in the bedroom – the heavenly wallpaper, curtains, bed sheets, duvet cover, etc. But in the kitchen it is completely out of place – it suppresses the taste, not giving the child the opportunity to enjoy the food. However, the closest relative of blue – blue – not so benevolent. Doctors say that it is too heavy, pressing for babies. It is difficult to believe that the simple color, so familiar and familiar, can somehow affect the child.
I was convinced of this myself, experimenting with the design of the nursery, toys, clothes. Refused from harmful flowers, preferring to them useful. I can not say that it radically changed our life and solved all the problems, but slightly improved the mood for me and the child. And the most important thing is to find happiness in the little things.