If you can't see, close your eyes!

Today I was buckling my daughter into her booster seat. It's so hard leaning in and trying to get that strap to buckle when you can't see what you're doing. I have learned to close my eyes. In fact, whenever I am trying to do something fiddly and I can't quite see, I close my eyes.

Lots of people can't get the chest strap of their soft structured baby carrier to close behind them when doing a front carry. Again, close your eyes and it will be so much easier.

I guess it's because with your eyes open, there is too much input and it's too distracting for the poor brain. Try it and tell me if it works!


Andrea said...

Hey! That's a cool idea! I've never tried that...I will have to though! I'll let ya know...if it works better with my eyes closed! :) And thanks for stopping by my blog btw!! :)

SoBeBabies.com, Inc said...

I am commenting on my own blog! LOL! For some reason, things like to find their way under the car seats in our new car. I have found myself quite a few times crouching from outside the car, really digging under the seat for a missing item. And for some reason, closing my eyes is really helpful. The item magically appears!

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of such a thing. But, perhaps your hypothesis of too much information, could be correct, it made sense to me anyway. I hope to try this sometime.