Newborn Babies and Ceiling Fans?


Babies stare at ceiling fans

Newborn Babies and Ceiling fans? When Anshika was about a month old, she started her social smile. She used to smile at everything , fan , bulb , lights , and what not. It was kind of funny to see her smile at such things.

Gradually she started smiling at ceiling fan! Minutes , hours would pass by , but she would play and giggle looking at the ceiling fan.

Connection Between Newborn Babies and Ceiling Fans 

When a ceiling fan rotates, there is movement and contrast happening against a ceiling whic is usually white or light coloured . But as they are too small, they are unable to see the ceiling fan as we adults can see. If the ceiling is white, more contrasting colours are formed against the dark fan. Young babies can quickly view it and this makes them smile, giggle and coo.

When the fan spins, the fast movements make a plethora of contrasting colours which babies love to see.

Anshika’s obsession with ceiling fans has disappeared now. But my colleague’s 5 year old son is passionate about fans even now :). I hope many moms would agree to the ceiling fan obsession of their kids :).

So , was / is your baby obsessed with ceiling fans ? Do let me know.


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Sangeetha loves balancing her personal and professional life. These days, the major chunk of her time is spent on listening to 'how to beat the Piggy from robloks'; thanks to her 8 year old daughter.


  1. Hi SAngeetha my baby is 2 months old and he smiles at the fan too. Sometimes i get jealous coz i dnt get so much of attension and cooing from him as the damn fan does. After reading your blog it feels like I have to become a trapezee performer to get his attension 🙂

    • Sangeetha Menon on

      Hi Ankita ..Welcome to Bumps n Baby .Aww so sweet … Hehe this jealousy I feel its common for all moms 🙂 ..and yeah the trapeze one was hilarious !!!

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