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Baby's first toy: how to playfully stimulate his senses

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In the first few weeks of life, your little darling doesn't need much to be happy. But as soon as he begins to perceive his environment more precisely and makes the first attempts at grasping, you can use his senses and Promote motor skills in a playful way. It is important that you recognize the needs of your favorite and respond to them. Because while some children cannot get enough of playing, others are quickly overwhelmed by many stimuli. The first toy for your baby should therefore be age-appropriate his his arouse curiosity and his Promote the senseswithout overexciting them. Here are some tips on which toys babies need and what is suitable for them in the first year of life.

In the first few weeks of life, your little darling doesn't need much to be happy. But as soon as he begins to perceive his environment more precisely and makes the first attempts at grasping, you can use his senses and Promote motor skills in a playful way. It is important that you recognize your favorite's needs and respond to them. Because while some children cannot get enough of playing, others are quickly overwhelmed by many stimuli. The first toy for your baby should therefore be age-appropriate his his arouse curiosity and his Promote the senseswithout overexciting them. Here are some tips on which toys babies need and what is suitable for them in the first year of life.

When does the first baby toy really make sense?

Babies sleep up to 18 hours a day for the first few weeks.

Babies can recognize colors from birth, but only see clearly at a distance of a few centimeters. You have an innate grasping reflex, but you are not yet able to grasp in a targeted manner. In the first two months of life, your sweetheart basically doesn't need any toys. He still sleeps a lot and is only gradually learning to perceive his surroundings. It is actually enough for him to cuddle with you and hear your voice. Short, calm melodies that you might like to hum along can already appeal to your senses. A sweet Music box The cot is a useful toy from birth - it is also a beautiful one, by the way Birth gift.

Baby toys for the first year: this is how you support your sweetheart in an age-appropriate manner

Baby toys from 2 to 4 months:

The waking phases are now longer and your baby is starting to follow objects with his eyes. His grasping reflex now becomes a conscious grasping. Now is a good time for baby's first toy. You can a mobile hang up with gentle music to calm down and offer your sweetheart the first grasping toys, rattles or a soft cuddly toy. He's sure to find play mats and bows exciting now too. You can use it to grab your baby's attention and encourage them to train their motor skills.

Baby toys from 2 to 4 months:

The waking phases are now longer and your baby is starting to follow objects with his eyes. His grasping reflex now becomes a conscious grasping. Now is a good time for baby's first toy. You can a mobile hang up with gentle calming music and offer your sweetheart the first grasping toys, rattles or a soft cuddly toy. He's sure to find play mats and bows exciting now too. You can use it to grab your baby's attention and encourage them to train their motor skills.

Baby toys from 4 to 6 months:

As the grasping reflex gradually recedes, objects are increasingly explored with all of the senses. Your darling will put almost everything in their mouth, turn around in their hands, look at and explore. The first teeth are also in the starting blocks, which is why saliva-proof toys are important. At this age you can do the first Baby toys offer that is ideal for gross and fine motor skills and promotes the senses "hearing", "seeing" and "feeling". For common games Gloves with finger puppets and first picture books are suitable.

Baby toys from 4 to 6 months:

As the grasping reflex gradually recedes, objects are increasingly explored with all of the senses. Your darling will put almost everything in their mouth, turn around in their hands, look at and explore. The first teeth are also in the starting blocks, which is why saliva-proof toys are important. At this age you can do the first Baby toys offer that is ideal for gross and fine motor skills and promotes the senses "hearing", "seeing" and "feeling". For common games Gloves with finger puppets and first picture books are suitable.

Baby toys from 6 to 8 months:

From about six months, your baby will be a little more mobile. Most of the children are already turning from back to stomach, some even get into the free seat or do the first Crawling attempts. Now it means for you, the To make the apartment baby-safe. A play trapeze with grasping toys, on which there is something to discover everywhere, is ideal for your sweetheart in this phase. Are also very suitable Feel books as Cloth and perforated balls. Your baby has now also noticed that it makes funny sounds when it hits its toy somewhere. Therefore everything should now be very robust.

Baby toys from 6 to 8 months:

From about six months, your baby will be a little more mobile. Most of the children are already turning from back to stomach, some even get into the free seat or do the first Crawling attempts. Now it means for you, the To make the apartment baby-safe. A play trapeze with grasping toys, on which there is something to discover everywhere, is ideal for your sweetheart in this phase. Are also very suitable Feel books as Cloth and perforated balls. Your baby has now also noticed that it makes funny sounds when it hits its toy somewhere. Therefore everything should now be very robust.

Baby toys from 8 to 10 months:

Your baby can now use the scissors and pliers grip, he can consciously pick up objects and let them go again. Some children are already trying to pull themselves up to the coffee table and other low furniture, they may already be free or take the first tentative steps. You can now promote your baby's motor skills by teaching him Building blocks, motor skills loops, stacking boxes and plug-in games offer. Also the first little cars and dolls are now very popular because they spark children's imaginations.

Baby toys from 8 to 10 months:

Your baby can now use the scissors and pliers grip, he can consciously pick up objects and let them go again. Some children are already trying to pull themselves up to the coffee table and other low furniture, they may already be free or take the first tentative steps. You can now promote your baby's motor skills by teaching him Building blocks, motor skills loops, stacking boxes and plug-in games offer. Also the first little cars and dolls are now very popular because they spark children's imaginations.

Baby toys from 10 to 12 months:

Your baby is now really mobile and wants to train his newfound skills; there come Play mats, rocking animals and a baby walker just right. There is also a lot to discover in the bathtub; with interactive Bath toys your little one will prefer splashing around in the warm water. Motor skills cube and the first musical instruments promote hand-eye coordination. The optic nerve is now fully developed so that your little one will explore their toys and everything else they can get their hands on down to the smallest detail.

Baby toys from 10 to 12 months:

Your baby is now really mobile and wants to train his newfound skills; there come Play mats, rocking animals and a baby walker just right. There is also a lot to discover in the bathtub; with interactive Bath toys your little one will prefer splashing around in the warm water. Motor skills cube and the first musical instruments promote hand-eye coordination. The optic nerve is now fully developed so that your little one will explore their toys and everything else they can get their hands on down to the smallest detail.

Toy equipment for the first year

Now your sweetheart is a toddler: baby toys after the first year

From the age of one, your child will play with many things and discover the world.

Nothing is safe from your darling now. He starts to run, maybe even takes several steps on your hand and climbs on anything that seems exciting to him. In short: your baby wants his Live out the urge to discover and move. Support your sweetheart by giving him a safe area create, in which he can let off steam. Cushions and cushions protect against falls - and these will now be more common. Now they too begin first simple role-playing gameswith which you can emulate everyday situations. They encourage your sweetheart's creativity and it will with great pleasure try to imitate you.

Pull-along toys, the first Puzzles as To paint - it is funniest with finger paints - are now great activities for your sweetheart and you.

Important:

Children are individual and develop at their own pace. Baby's first toy is therefore completely dependent on type. If your baby can't grip at four months or does not start to pull himself up until he is ten months, you needn't be alarmed. Some children show great things Interest in communication, they start to speak early and can quickly make themselves understood with facial expressions and gestures. Others are again true motor skills masters and have a great urge to move; Speaking may not be that important to them at first. All of this is within the scope and nothing to worry about. However, if you have any concerns, it is best to talk to your pediatrician.

Toy equipment after the first year

Baby's first toy is something very special and every stage of development is unique. In order to promote your baby in an age-appropriate manner, it is important to adapt the first toy for babies to your child's needs and level of development. Do not overwhelm your little darling and if in doubt, follow the saying "Less is more".

The first year of life goes by in a flash and your baby learns new things almost every day. Perhaps it shows no interest in a toy at first, only to be completely enthusiastic about it a few days later.

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