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Tips In Choosing The Right Toys For Babies

May 16, 2008
Choosing the right toys for babies can be an overwhelming activity especially for new and young parents. The most important thing you should consider when planning to buy toys for your baby is her safety. So it is only imperative to choose toys that are made with reliable and baby-friendly materials.

Babies are quite delicate little tots and they love to put anything into their mouths; so you should always put their safety first. If you are shopping for stuffed dolls or soft animal toys, you should look for durable clothing materials that these baby toys are made up of.
The fibers or faux fur coming from stuffed baby toys is quite hazardous to babies when inhaled or swallowed. Remember to always check the materials of these types of toys to protect your baby.

You should also look for baby toys that have NO sharp edges, pointy ends or anything that could possibly injure your baby. Avoid toys with small or tiny parts as these can be very dangerous. Remember that babies would want to touch and taste them. Always keep this in mind whenever you shop for baby toys.

Toys for babies, from newborn to toddler age, should have vivid colors and patterns to help improve their sense of sight. The colors red, black and white, according to research, are more favorable for babies because these colors help babies focus on the object.

Texture and other bright colors also help in developing your baby's sense of sight and touch.

Choose toys for babies that are bigger in size; toys that do not have tiny parts and toys that are almost as big as your baby. Baby toys that come in sets such as baby gyms and play centers are perfect examples of big piece toys that provide fun and function.

Musical or sound-emitting toys for babies are also great sources of fun and function. Make sure that the music or sound is not sharp as your baby's hearing is still developing. Choose baby toys with sound or music that could calm, relax and entertain your baby.

Look for baby toys that have different shapes and sizes. Your baby will learn about shapes through their first toys, so it is important that you introduce it to him/her at an early age.

Books can be toys for babies too. Choose books that are illustrated and colored. You can find big baby books with pop-ups and music as well. Even though babies do not understand what you are reading, it is important that you read to them to help their sense of hearing and interaction.

Guide To Some Types Of Toys For Babies

There are many types of toys for babies out there in the market. Only buy high quality toys with durable and safe materials. Make sure you are buying from a reputable baby toy store to ensure your baby's safety.

Rubberized, plastic and soft toys are good for your baby since she will grasp, drag, throw and sometimes put them in her mouth. Just make sure these baby toys are made of high quality and safe materials.

Chewing toys such as teethers are essential for your baby, particularly when her first teeth are just about to emerge.

Stacking toys and large-piece puzzles are good for your baby's developing cognitive skills.

The ever so popular rubber ducky and other rubberized animal shaped toys are quite helpful during bath time. These toys are great for keeping your baby's focus on them rather than on bathing itself.Musical toys or small CD players for your baby's nursery is good for keeping her calm and in developing her sense of hearing. Studies show that classical music is best for your little ones.

There are so many options out there when you are buying toys for babies. The important thing is to always consider safety and quality of these toys to keep your baby safe and sound. You will surely enjoy shopping for baby toys, but seeing your baby happy and safe is truly worth while.
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