How to Select a Gift For Your Sweet New Born.

By: Shirley Kok

Happy Birthday my baby! You are age 0 today. What do you want for your Birthday? Crying should be the answer at this point of time. You may be wondering what kind of toys, how many toys you should give your baby. Some parents thought that new born baby usually sleeping all the time, what they need is only food and there is no opportunity for them to play toys. On the other side of the coin, other parents thought of feeding their baby with a lot of toys can help develop the baby’s brain since infancy. It’s likely that you hear conflicting views. So, which one do you agree with?

Both sides of this debate have valid points. A baby does indeed learn from the things she plays, and the more she is able to access, the more she will learn. Experts agree that babies need a variety of toys to enrich their lives and encourage learning. Besides educational and entertainment, toys must be safe for new born babies too. It is essential to know the type of the toys that suit for your baby.

During the first three months of infancy, babies spend most of their time eating and sleeping. Even though the infant can’t grasp objects with their own hand but they can still explore the object with their own eyes and ears near to their face. During this period of time, the best toys for newborns are those that designed to provide senses stimulation. For your baby, musical mobiles and other toys that hang above the crib are the best choices because baby spends most of the time sleeping.

The best traditional toys for babies are those that allow them to explore using their senses. Bright, vivid colors and contrasting patterns are easy for her to focus on and toys that make noise will thrill her at any age. Various textures and toys with easy to operate buttons or knobs are great for encouraging development in newborns. Babies react to shadows, bright and high contrast colors, black and white, or green and red combinations. These are the best color for babies’ toys such as stuffed or plush toys. These patterned toys help with eye development and also help to stimulate the babies mind.

For older babies, simple wooden puzzles are great toys. Puzzles with knobs on the pieces allow babies to grab them easily and many of these puzzles help to teach shapes and colors.

Rattles are classic toys that are still favorites for infants. Rattles with bold colors and an easy to grip handle help all baby age between 3 to 6 month to learn how to hold things in her hand, you can even shake it gently along with music to improve her learning.

Babies begin teething around 3 to 4 months of age, you can provide your new born with teething toys. Many teething toys are attached together with rattling pieces and several of shapes. You must make sure that there is no small parts which could cause choking hazards when she puts toys into her mouth.

Soft, cuddly dolls are ideal toys for infants as well. Choose safe dolls designed for children under a year old. Soft toys that squeak when you squeeze them will delight babies and dangly plastic toys like key rings will fascinate them. Activity gyms that allow babies to lay underneath them and play are also good choices.

As your newborn grows, she will learn to move her arms and legs. She will begin to explore her world with the help of her sense of touch. During the months of discovery, it is important to provide your baby with a variety of age-appropriate learning toys to promote healthy growth and development.

There are many more toys for infants and babies available for selection. You won’t go wrong if you choose a simple, developmental toy for your baby. Before you start purchasing, you must go through the guideline as mentioned as above.

Wooden toys for babies are one way to make sure that your child does not have issues with small parts. With wooden toys, you also know that they will be durable; unlike plastic toys, they will not splinter or break into smaller parts. When you are looking for infant toys, one of the best toys you can start out which are wooden blocks. Far from being old fashioned or simple, wooden blocks games facilitate all sorts of developmental for baby. You'll find that your child is practicing hand-eye coordination as well as building up fine motor control when he or she builds up the blocks. You also foster a sense of creativity when you buy your baby a set of blocks. Some blocks even come with painted letter designs, allowing your child to become familiar with the alphabet and with the written language.

Large bulky wooden puzzle pieces with smooth surface are the best choice because it will be a lot harder to lose ad will not frustrate your child compare to small and fragile cardboard puzzles. This is an excellent way to begin working with a child when it comes to logical thinking and problem solving skills. Every child loves the end result of a finished puzzle and you can be sure that your baby will enjoy having you to help her put the puzzles together.

When looking for educational baby toys, also take a look at soft toys which is in variety of colors. Babies always pay attention to colors and movements. They are able to identify the color and being taught to deal with color in different sizes. Soft toys are usually a good idea for babies because they can't hurt themselves with them. Your baby will be able to play as rough as they please without the risk of having those toys break. Similarly, you can find soft toys that your child can build with, or that she can stack. Like the wooden toys mentioned above, she will be learning fine motor control and in the case of the soft toys, there will be less chance that she will injure herself on sharp edges.


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