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Infants thrive on and need stimulation to ensure proper development. By stimulating your infant's senses, you're encouraging communication, interaction and learning. You're also giving him a sense of importance. However, there can be too much of a good thing---an excess of new sights and sounds can overstimulate a baby. Also, not all methods of infant stimulation are beneficial. Walk through any major baby department and you'll see numerous gadgets and videos claiming to make your baby smart. Are these really necessary?