Originally published at: https://nappies.co.nz/parenting-blog/1743-2/
Shopping for your baby can be hard because you have to take care of a lot of things especially safety measures, and knowing what is the right toy for them can be difficult. The infant is a stage where your baby just starts to discover the world and the people around him therefore, choosing something that helps him is more important.
The first six months of your baby are very crucial. They are extremely sensitive and their skin is too soft to handle harsh things. It is the stage where your baby just starts to recognize you and other family members, they start to use their hands and legs and roll their eyes. They recognize your voice and act accordingly. Therefore, before choosing toys for infants you have to be very careful. You can find a good variety of baby toys online as it is more convenient and they will deliver the parcel to your doorsteps.
The most important thing that one should keep in mind before selecting a toy for an infant is that it should be completely safe for them. At this stage of life, everything goes into the mouth. So the small toys are a big NO, NO. it is important to check that there are no toxin colors in the toys that can harm your baby’s skin in any way. Other than this make sure that the sides of the toys are not sharp that can harm their skin or cause bruises. If we look around, we will hundreds of options from which we can pick our favorite one but choosing something from a variety can be difficult. So, here we have rounded up some of the infant toys that can be a great option for your newborn baby.
Rattles and Teethers
This is the time when your baby starts teething and this is where rattles and teether come in handy. They are the most practical buy for this age group. It’s a toy that provides relief to their aching gums. The teethers that can be put in the refrigerators are the best. Make sure they are clean before your child put it in their mouth.
Give your child a special bathtime with these toys and introduce them to different kinds of games that includes sprinkling, pouring, and splashing. Add floating toys to especially the yellow duck. They add more color to your bathtub and develop smell, touch, and sound stimulation to your child. Along with all this, it makes bathing more fun and attract your child to take a bath every day.
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Developing a bedtime routine for your child is very important right from the beginning as it will develop into habit overtime. Adding some soft toys to their bed and making them wear the best nappies and the comfiest cloths will help them to relax and get comfortable even faster and they will be off to sleep in no time.
Balls and Rolling Toys
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These are a great way to make your baby crawl. When you place a ball in front of your baby it attracts them to catch it, when your baby reaches the ball it again rolls back. This is how you can make your baby crawl for the first time. The ball should be big enough as it will be more convenient for them to hold a bigger ball.
These are some of the great options of gifts that you can choose for your infants. There are a number of other options available that you should definitely check.