With all the fuss made about kids’ toys these days, how does a parent decide whether the rattle her child is cooing to is safe, or whether it’s hindering her development in any way? The truth is that there’s no need to be paranoid where toys for your kids are concerned. If all the controversy about the lead painted toxic toys has gotten you worried, consider wooden baby toys.
Made from sustainable sources of wood, these are 100 percent safe, and contain no toxic substances in their paint. You don’t have to panic every time baby takes one of these in her mouth (which will likely be every 2 seconds) because these toys are made through environmentally sound processes using the most natural materials.
Educational baby toys are also widely popular. The purpose of these is to encourage cognitive sills and mental abilities in an infant. Many of these toys are brightly colored. Many involve the use of sound to evoke some sort of reaction from the baby. Soft blocks and activity mats are just a few examples of such educational baby toys that enrich his mental processes as they entertain and keep him occupied.
Developmental baby toys are those that help your baby develop his motor skills help him hone his skills of recognition, and boost his creative skills. A playhouse is an excellent example of a developmental toy that enhances your baby’s creative skills. Left in the tent, even smaller babies who are in the crawling stage can enjoy games of peek-a-boo from inside the tent. Make sure you don’t leave all alone in the room though.
Toy phones are also great developmental toys because babies learn to mimic your phone behavior. They familiarize themselves with the various electronics and appliances around the house and what they are used for. The toy phone is a prime example of how your baby can broaden the scope of his world through a troy.
Creating a closet full of great toys for your kids doesn’t have to be expensive. Remember to pick a couple of pieces of each kind of toy depending on your baby’s age and motor skills, and mix them up with regular inexpensive toys and you have a perfect mix!