For the most part, babies are really easily occupied and don’t need many toys to keep themselves busy. But as they age, they’ll need more than just your loving gaze to keep them occupied and this is where toys come into play.
When shopping for baby toys you want something cute, colorful, and harmless in order to ensure their safety and maximum fun.
If you want to learn how you can buy your baby fun and intriguing gifts, here’s a quick guide for new parents.
Think about what babies enjoy
Infants love using their senses to explore and experience new things through their senses. If something looks bright and colorful, they want to grab and chew on it.
With all their senses working overtime, trying to touch, feel, smell, hear and see new things, it should come as no surprise that anything that satisfies their senses will be a big hit.
Start with buying colorful, rattling toys that they can grab, then move your way up the ladder and start purchasing soft, squeezy toys they can chew on.
As a new parent, you should know how fragile and delicate babies are, buying them hard and small toys can jeopardize their safety.
Babies tend to put everything into their mouths and if you get them tiny blocks to play with, rest assure that those blocks will end up in their mouths, choking and harming them. You can avoid all this by choosing their playthings carefully.
Read the warning labels whenever you pick something off the rack at the toy store, it’ll break down whether or not the toy is safe for your child’s age group. Stay away from marbles, tiny lego pieces, and anything your child can put in their mouth.
Look out for chemicals
With the vast variety of baby toys available in stores right now, many come with harmful chemicals that make the toys pliable and unsafe for infants. Again, be sure to read the labels and warnings on the toys before purchasing them. You don’t want your little bundle of joy to end up in the hospital because of a toy.
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