Baby toys are known for being cute and entertaining. At the same time, they are a valuable part of a child's development. This means that selecting the best options for an infant can greatly encourage a strong bond between child and parents and healthy adjustment on the mental, physical, and emotional levels.
Here are a few tips for choosing age appropriate baby toys:
0-3 months – Visually and aurally stimulating options are best. Choose products which have bright colors and high contrasts to aid developing vision.
3-6 months – Baby toys designed for children at this level of development encourages their reflexes and sensations of touch. Squeeze toys, rattles, balls, stuffed animals, and cups are great options at this age.
6-9 months – A child has become slightly more mobile and will enjoy objects which can move with him or her. Stacking and unstacking thing is also a great source of fun.
9-12 months – At this time, a baby is developing his or her ability to communicate. Talking dolls and items are helpful.