Baby Toys Buying Guide
Baby toys stimulate the senses, exercise developing muscles,
Baby Toys for Newborns (0-6 Months)
While newborns haven't yet developed visual focus or muscular control,
- Crib toys & accessories: Colourful, sturdy crib toys help
to staybaby content. These are oftennoisemakers with moving parts or plush companions to staybaby company. Bright shapes during amobile above the crib can fascinate and calm a fussy infant; even more so if it plays music.
Rattles and teethers: When your newborn is teething, a chewable ring/teether or rattle can help. Put rattles and teethers
within therefrigerator when not in use. When it's needed, the coolness can help relieve your baby's sore gums.
Sensory baby toys: Developmental toys (toys geared to helping babies acquire age-appropriate skills) at this age give babies things to squeeze that
resoundand move. Toys with built-in rattles or squeakers help babies learn that their actions cause things to happen.
- Activities, play gyms: Hang an activity bar over your baby's crib or
seat, or found outan activity centre or play mat on the ground. These give babies tonsof options for gasping, teething, exploring, or simplylooking around. Activity sets are available a good sort ofshapes and sizes. search forones with sound and bright colours that are specifically made for infants.
- Soft baby books: It's never too early
to start outreading to your baby. Soft books establish good family reading habits. Sturdy cloth or thick cardboard pages also offer greater durability as baby “discovers” an honestbook.
Toys for Infants (6-12 Months)
In this stage of life, your baby learns amazing things: moving by himself, exerting control over objects, identifying favourite playthings,
Activity tables: Colourful buttons, big bright switches, unbreakable mirrors,
and perhapsa noisemaker or two are all built into activity panels and tables. Some are designed to assistsupport newly walking babies, holding them upright while keeping them curious aboutwhat their hands can do.
- Stuffed animals/Plush: At this age, babies are
getting tostart acquiring favourite baby toys, and few are more favoured than that plush bear, dog, or baby doll that your baby begins to spotwith warmth and luxury.
- Balls: When babies start crawling they will begin rolling and tossing soft, lightweight balls with much
the sortof ball they likemay change, but from now on your kids are likely to enjoy them, all the way through baseball leagueand intramural sports.
Blocks: Dexterity will improve gradually in
reference toblocks. The youngest babies may start to stack two or three blocks then enjoyment ofknocking them down. By two years, they'll be stacking them higher, and by preschool, interlocking blocks will keep them amused for hours.
Toys for Toddlers (1-2 Years)
As your child grows, the toys they will want to play with will run the gamut from art supplies to ride-on cars to stackable blocks. Two-year-olds learn greater independence as
Outdoor toys: Balls to throw, bounce, catch, and roll are always
fashionablekids, both inside and out. When your child walks with balance, you'llbegin to introduce whiffle balls, miniature basketball hoops, life preserver, and other age-appropriate sporting goods.
- Games and puzzles: board games and Memory games will support your toddler's brain development.
- Child versions of adult things: Kids are still into kid-sized hammers and drills; stoves and dishes; and cars and boats. Playing
during aplayhouse with durable plastic props lets their imagination bloom. do not forgetmusical instruments: a toy drum or penny whistle will delight your toddler. Costumes also arefun at this age, enhancing play within theland of make.
Books: As children begin
to talkmore fluently, they willunderstand more complicated stories and even morals.