The main reason for gentle play for babies aged between 0-6 months is discovery. They are learning about their senses especially touch, seeing and sounds. They have an interest in the world around them and are learning how to interact with things and learning about their hands and feet.
What Toys are the Best?
When buying for such young babies you need to make sure that they are safe and that they will be enjoyed. Look for books that are bright so you can flick through the hard pages and show your baby the pretty colours and pictures. Don’t feel that reading the words is pointless, your baby will be constantly learning.
When buying soft toys look for ones that are very soft to the touch or that have different textures. Think about the colours of the toys and choose toys that are bright and that use the primary colours too. High contrasting colours are also good as they will stimulate your baby and raise their interest in the objects.
Always ensure that the toys are suitable for the age of your baby, if in doubt choose ones that clearly state that they are suitable from birth. They should be light and easy for babies to grasp hold off as well as being suitable for being put in the mouth. Popular Toys include: rattles, cloth toys, soft stuffed toys, hand puppets, play gyms, soft balls,teethers and mobile toys.
You can find gorgeous toys for babies in the brand new range of In the Night Garden toys now available for pre-order here at Golden Bear Toys.
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