If you come into a toy store or look for safe baby toys online the hardest thing to do might be to pick the right one because nowadays there are so many toys to choose from! It can be especially hard for first-time parents or someone who’s planning to visit a new human being and who has no knowledge of baby toys at all. Well, while baby toys are supposed to be cute and entertaining they, first of all, should be safe for babies (meaning no small or sharp parts), age-appropriate and strengthening babies’ development, too. Since our job is to make baby friendly toys we would like to share some tips with you about how to pick the best and safest baby toys.
For approximately half of the first year babies cannot hold objects with their hands, however they thoroughly enjoy exploring the world with their ears and eyes. Therefore, the most appealing baby toys are the ones that have high-contrast colours or those that make noise. After newborns grow up a little and start to reach for objects around them, they start to enjoy those baby toys that have some texture. And have in mind: sooner or later the toys will most definitely end up in the baby’s mouth!
Later on, between the first 6 and 12 months, babies develop some new motor skills, therefore they start to play with toys in new and exciting ways. After babies learn how to sit up they start to enjoy toys they can interact with – to stack up, to bang, to drop, to open and shut, to put in and take out and so on. Soon after they learn to crawl or take their first steps babies enjoy toys that move together with them, like push and pull toys.
Wow, it’s August already! Have you been on any holiday trips yet? If you are just planning one we have some useful tips for you so travelling with small children wouldn’t turn from vacation pleasure into tiring work! This trip planner will let both you and your kiddos enjoy your holiday trips, and if you have any trusted tips of your own please share them with us, too!