Who doesn’t absolutely love baby toys? The fun part about having a baby is going down the toy aisle at all of your favorite stores. There are so many cute and adorable toys for both boys and little girls. Now, all of these toys can look fun, but before you get too excited – you need to also know about the realization of all of these amazing baby toys.
Age Appropriate Toys
When you start to shop for baby toys, you want to be sure that you always are picking out toys that are safe for your baby. For example, you do not want to give a two month old baby a toy that is better suited for an eight-month-old baby. The toy may be too complicated, plus the weight of the toy needs to be considered. When you start to shop for toys, you always want to look on the front or back of the packaging. Generally, the toy manufacturers are always going to put a recommended age for children. For babies under a few months old, soft toys are going to be the best. You want to have baby toys that your newborn can learn how to grab onto. This is a great way for your baby to start learning hand/eye coordination, but you also will be able to observe the development of your child. If any time, you feel like your baby may not be advancing or have that development it should – it might be time for a pediatrician visit. Children develop differently, so it is always something to watch for.
As your baby gets older, you can start getting different types of toys. You can never go wrong with toys or books that help the coordination of your baby. When your baby begins to start moving around a bit more, that is when you can get bold colorful toys for your child to play with. Pay attention to surroundings where there may be other children playing, because when flu season strikes – it can be really brutal. You want to be sure that any time you have your child in an environment with other toys/kids that you are constantly making sure your baby is clean.
As for hand-me-down toys, you will always be able to have more than enough. Even if you are financially struggling to purchase toys – there are many different programs and community support groups that provide children’s toys to families. What you need to do is find out through Facebook groups or you may ask other parents in your local community about ways to help other parents in need with toys and even clothing. You will be able to find out how to help out or if you are in need – you will get the resources and be pointed in the correct direction for additional support.
Always check any new toy that you purchase for your child for any type of broken parts or it could be a defective toy. You want to be sure that you are giving your baby a safe toy that will not cause them any harm.