TOYS FOR NEWBORNS
Having a baby is one of the happiest moments in the life of every family. They carefully prepare for it, lovingly choosing a crib, stroller, quality clothes, various toys for newborns and other items that will be useful to the child from the first days of life. Future parents, as a rule, experience the greatest difficulties when they are faced with showcases of toy stores or looking at catalogs of online stores, which offer all kinds of games and entertainment – both for newborns and for older boys and girls. What really from this truly wide assortment is necessary for a baby to buy?
WHAT SHOULD BE TOYS FOR NEWBORNS?
Significant requirements are placed on toys with which the child will be in contact from the first day of his life. They have to:
be safe, made from quality materials, with no small and easily tearing parts;
have bright and pure colors, including black and white, since a child in infancy perceives contrasting shades best;
contribute to the knowledge of the world, the development of tactile sensations and fine motor skills, so it is recommended to buy toys with different textures – smooth and rough, soft and hard, etc.
It is best to buy toys produced by well-known Russian and foreign companies – for example, Chucco or Hasbro, who have been receiving the best reviews from grateful parents for years. Such companies produce and sell wholesale toys soft, rubber, plastic, wooden, interactive and educational, certified and meet safety standards.
FIRST TOYS FOR NEWBORNS
Of course, the first hobby of the baby will be rattles – of various colors and shapes (geometric or representing animals). It will take more than 1 month before he can consciously take it in his hand, however, the sounds made by a rattle, and involuntary squeezing by her fingers will help the child develop faster. Rattles can also be hanging, mounted on the sides of the stroller, on the crib or cradle. It is recommended to leave two or three rattles in the crib and periodically change them for others.
Another popular type of toy that a newborn is buying is mobiles. They can be static or groovy – musical and spinning along their axis like a carousel. With their help, you can not only calm the child, but also contribute to the development of concentration and obtaining auditory impressions. To choose the right mobile, you need to look at it not only from the side, but also from below, since it is from this angle that your baby will see it. Some parents say that after 2 months the newborn stops paying attention to the mobile, but the reason for this is addictive: in order to prolong interest in it, it is necessary to periodically change toys suspended on the carousel.
What other toys are needed for children in their first months of life? You can already buy growth games now, because soon your child will need teething toys, toys for sleeping and bathing, he will be interested in images of animals, surrounding objects and people.
HOW TO CARE FOR TOYS FOR NEWBORNS?
Caring parents are concerned about the question of how to wash and how to process toys for newborns. Plastic, rubber and wooden items are recommended to be washed with baby soap daily, teething boils, and soft and knitted toys should be washed manually in the washing machine once a week. You should not give the baby a toy that has fallen to the floor, as he will surely pull it into his mouth – just collect them during the day to wash before going to bed.