Entertaining your Baby with iTunes Visualiser
The little one is just starting to get interested in things properly. She's found her hands and discovered that items can be grabbed and put in her mouth. She watches people as they move about the room and burbles happily at them. She's taken a real interest in songs and clapping, thanks to a trip to the local Rhythm Time group.
She still has moments of being over tired, not quite ready to sleep, easily bored, grouchy and needing distraction. Since she likes high contrast, bright colours and music I experimented with sitting her on my knee watching iTunes visualiser on the laptop.
She's quite hypnotised by it. In fact it seems pretty good at calming her and getting her to a position of being lulled to sleep. That's a tip I figured was worth sharing.
The jelly setting for the visualiser seems best, and musically old rock music like Queen and Starship seem to do the trick, though I'm sure some Chill Out stuff would do if you're musically inclined that way. Your child my vary.