Marietta Christensen Baby Toys January 15th, 2020 - 03:59:00
Before buying toys, there are certain things which need to be kept in mind. The toys must aid in the growth and development of the child, mentally. The baby toys need to be chosen such that they are apt for the age of the baby. It is no use buying toys which need to be used when the baby grows up. There are certain baby toys, like those with projectiles. These are, at best, avoided for babies below five. In case the baby is about two years or three years in age, the toys must be of a size smaller than the baby's mouth. This is necessary so that the baby does not choke up while trying to swallow the toy. They must not have any part which can be torn off and put inside the mouth.
We are also going to discuss baby toy tips for the crib and play pen. The tips for the crib are simple. Please use large stuffed or plush toys that do not have small parts that can be torn or chewed off as babies love to put things in their mouths. Also avoid those stuffed animals that have a pellet stuffing such as beanie animals. Play pen toys are just a little more complicated than the crib as this is usually the place that the baby spends the most time awake so harder plastic toys and wood toys would be acceptable here for short time spans or under direct supervision.
There are also lots of new toys that can be given to newborns like the baby pillows. These are actually big books but are soft like a pillow. It has pages with colorful pictures and some even have sounds. This is perfect for newborns as they can still appreciate this even they have grown bigger until they can start reading. This is also safe as it is soft and will not hurt or injure them. There are also play gyms that are very helpful and safe for newborns. This is an activity toy which enhances the baby's physical strength. It comes in colorful designs which will be very attractive for babies.
Baby toys that encourage interactive play are often the most celebrated by child experts, as during the first six to twelve months of life, your child uses interactive experiences in order to improve hand-eye coordination and form a rudimentary vocabulary of a few basic words. Toys that fuel your child's desire to learn, sense and experience through interactions will only help to encourage his intelligence, as it will speed along mental development. Additionally, goal-oriented toys (such as kitchen play sets, pails and shovels, plastic toolboxes and other popular items) help babies to learn to imitate grown-ups, increase their vocabulary and start to experiment with their surrounding environment. Since this developmental stage typically occurs around 18 to 24 months, it's no wonder that parents affectionately refer to this period of childhood as "the terrible twos"!
There are many artificial toys in the marketplace, which contain lead paint and other chemicals. Everyone knows that lead is dangerous as well as other chemicals. For teething babies, get them a nice organic toy because they will find a way to put it in the mouth and will not get hurt. This type of item is made of natural materials, which cannot irritate gums even if bruised. There are very many options available for all in the marketplace today.
There are many types of baby toys that are available in the market. You would need to find out the most suitable ones for your baby. Based on the various factors as enumerated above and on the advice of experts, the following toys are highly recommended: toys made of rubber and shaped like animals, juggling toys, small mirrors that won't injure a baby, toys that have been designed for chewing, musical toys and small colored balls that are tied together firmly.