Misty Pope Baby Toys January 02nd, 2020 - 04:33:34
Babies cannot communicate verbally so instead they start by touching and feeling things. Learning toys are a great way to develop these skills, such as books with different textures on each page, shiny, rough, matt, soft, fluffy etc are readily available. This touching can then help bonding with parents as baby will now know how to reach out and touch faces, smiles, hair - life changing moments.
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.
Consider whether a toy is mainly decorative or to be used for stimulating early learning. This may not always be obvious. While most baby toys, like rattles, will be outgrown, stuffed toys can have staying power. With their soft fur or hair, shiny eyes, and sometimes tails or whiskers, they offer plenty of tactile stimulation. For instance, a teddy bear's curly fur and velvet paws can offer tactile stimulation that helps baby's neurological development. Babies learn through their senses, so varying textures are very interesting. Stuffed toys often fulfill an educational component, but parents should be selective. Other important early skills include grasping, holding, and passing a toy from one hand to another. For younger babies, choose baby toys that are small enough to be held and manipulated. While older children may appreciate giant stuffed toys, they are likely to be ignored by babies.
When a child is two months old, it starts becoming aware of what is happening around it. This is the stage when you should introduce it to a baby toy and let it mingle with it. This is also the time when the child starts getting aware of contrasts in colors and as such the toys should preferably be in black and white or in contrasting colors.
Noisy toys are also a great source of delight to babies, they can hold onto a rattle and shake it themselves, learning that they are controlling the noise. They also take delight in surprising themselves with a sudden noise. Rattles will advance into louder toys, but remember not all toys need to be expensive, experiment with household objects - try giving your baby a saucepan and a wooden spoon - guaranteed hours of fun (and lots of noise)
The third one that you might give to a baby is a soft ball. Babies love to see rolling balls and chase it until they tire themselves out. The ball is soft like a pillow so when it bounces back to the baby, the baby will not get hurt. They can throw it enjoy fully or the babies can use it as a pillow when they sleep.