The first gift many babies receive is a rattle, however, they will not be able to hold it until a few months later when they have more control of their body and their hands. Babies do not need a lot of toys at their fingertips, but they are appropriate for them, both because it helps them to stimula
The first gift many babies receive is a rattle, however, they will not be able to hold it until a few months later when they have more control of their body and their hands. Babies do not need a lot of toys at their fingertips, but they are appropriate for them, both because it helps them to stimulate them physically and sensoryly and because they are appropriate for their age. When babies are born they are not able to control their limbs or their head. Through the 5 senses (hearing, sight, taste, touch and smell) babies discover the world and receive different stimuli. The baby's first toys, therefore, should be those that stimulate the senses.
What toys are most suitable for the baby Toys that can see and hear are most appropriate in the first months and,
as the baby grows up, will demand toys that can touch and even bite or suck.
- The first toysfor babies up to 6 months
should help them discover their body and enhance their abilities with different sounds, textures, shapes and colors. They are ideal mobile cradle, rubber dolls, teething or activity rugs. At the moment it is convenient not to give them rigid toys because they do not control well the movements of the arms and could hit with them. - The first toys for babies from 7 to 12 months
should serve as a stimulation to crawl, to know the world around them, to take their first steps and to improve their motor skills. Balls, seesaws, toys are sounds, games to stack or to fit are ideal for them. - Toys from year
should be aimed at helping them with their new skills: they can stand up and take their first steps, they already grasp with more consistency objects and have a great curiosity for the world around them. Walkers, riders to move more easily are perfect. So are those that allow them to relate facts: stack, build, throw, hit ... And even those to imitate: cars, puppets, dolls, animals, phones ... In any case, whether a rattle, cloth games, stacking or of sounds, the important thing is also to take into account the safety of the toy. We can not give the baby small objects
, nor objects that have elements that can be detached and that can be swallowed. Old toys in poor condition, that are not approved, that may cause a wound, or those with pieces that contain harmful substances are not safe for the baby and therefore should not be within reach.