Learn & Develop Through Play With These Toys For Babies
All of the sleepless nights and frustrating moments aside, one of the many joys of parenting is undoubtedly watching your little one grow. Any parent can agree that it is truly fascinating to see your precious baby learn about the world around them and develop important skills.
Contrary to popular belief, your newborn’s life is not all about diapers, sleep and feeding. The early years of a child’s life are vital for their development and overall health.
Play is an integral part of a child’s development. It is through play that they discover the world around them and develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. However, some may argue that babies are too young for toys and they should only be reserved for toddlers or older kids.
That brings us to the pivotal question – are toys necessary for babies? What are the toys that you should get your baby and how will they aid in their development? We answer all your questions in this article!
Learning through play
Babies use play to learn about the world. Play is also a time when they interact with their surroundings, hear words, form social relationships, as well as discover textures, sights, concepts, and noises.
Toys are necessary for babies when they are as early as 1 month old. It is a good idea to have a couple of options on hand that promote development, since babies begin teething and investigating objects when they grow a little older.
Toys you should get your little one
Generally, you should choose safe, simple toys for your newborn that promote exploration and open-ended play.
During your baby’s first 6 months, toys like rattles and other gripping toys are excellent for promoting developmental milestones as they aid in the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Babies will engage in play by using their hands and putting their rattle in their mouths. In order to prepare the hand and fingers for more advanced grasp patterns, these early attempts at grasping the rattle will aid in your baby’s hand and finger strengthening. Moreover, the rattling sounds produced when a rattle is shaken can be incredibly engaging and stimulating for babies.
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A mobile can give your baby’s particular perspective on the world a whole new depth. Choose one with vibrant, high-contrast patterns and colours to pique their growing sense of vision. Additionally, a mobile that plays music can be particularly appealing to your baby.
Pro tip: Keep the mobile out of your baby's reach by fastening it to the cot rail!
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Besides serving as a cuddly companion that makes your baby feel more comfortable, stuffed animals and toys can help to foster your baby’s social development. You may engage in pretend play with your little one by imitating various activities like mealtimes, daily conversations and more. This will also help to cultivate their creativity and imagination from a young age.
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Many parents might be surprised to find teethers on this list. Teethers aren’t the conventional toy that we are used to, but they can be incredibly beneficial in helping to develop a baby’s spatial awareness, fine motor skills and grip strength.
The teething process for babies typically begins when they are 6 months old. While it is part and parcel of life, this process can be uncomfortable and sometimes even painful for babies. A natural rubber teether, such as the Teether Toy offered by Natursutten, will help to soothe your baby’s gums as they chew on them.
Newborns benefit greatly from soft books with simple-to-see patterns or illustrations. Turning the pages of a soft book can help to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Of course, reading these books to your baby can help them develop their language abilities as well. Remember, it’s never too early for a baby to begin learning!
Therefore, playing with toys is essential for your baby’s healthy development and growth. As soon as your baby is a month old and starting to become aware of their surroundings, you can begin introducing some toys to them. Toys will be a crucial component of connecting with and fostering your child’s growth starting at a young age!
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