Newborn babies spend most of their time sleeping, but you want to begin stimulating your baby’s mind from as early as possible in order to encourage learning and proper development. That is why newborn baby toys are a great way to start your baby on the track toward developing a love for learning. The right toys will not only encourage your baby’s brain development, they will also help your newborn develop important motor skills as well.
Below is a list of some of the best toys available for newborn babies. Consider having these on hand before your baby is born so that you won’t need to worry about it while you’re busy taking care of your newborn, and so that you can start using them sooner rather than later. Toys encourage babies to laugh, can help calm them or comfort them, and are a great learning tool, so stock up and be sure to have plenty of fun with your baby while using these toys to bond with your child.
Take Along Mobile
Any mobile that is portable and able to be detached from your baby’s crib and attached to his or her car seat is a perfect way to keep your child calm and entertained whether you are at home or on the go with your baby. This colourful mobile spins and plays music to soothe your baby and make him or her smile with joy at the bright colours and sounds. Also, having something familiar from the bedroom can keep your child at ease in the car and on the go.
Soothe and Glow Seahorse
Your newborn baby will love to snuggle with a soft stuffed animal, and the Soothe and Glow Seahorse is one example of a stuffed animal that serves more than one purpose. Not only is this toy absolutely adorable and super soft, but it can even help your baby fall asleep. Just give the toy a gentle squeeze and its belly will glow lightly while playing a combination of lullabies, soft music, and even ocean sounds. You can control the volume, but the music will fade after about 5 minutes, at which point the toy turns off and your baby will most likely have drifted off into a calming sleep.
Soft Chime Garden
This toy helps your newborn develop hand-eye coordination because its colourful flowers invite your baby to tug, pull, and feel their smiling faces and petals. This toy also plays music and lights up whenever your baby touches it, and because it is made with different fabrics and textures, such as ribbons and fabrics that crinkle, your child will be engrossed in figuring out the many dimensions of this simple toy. It even attaches to your baby’s carrier or stroller, so you can take it everywhere.
Monkey in the Mirror
This toy features a baby-safe unbreakable mirror that is perfect for encouraging his or her eyes to focus on faces and track changes of movements within the mirror. The cute monkey holding the mirror is bright and the fabric around the mirror is patterned for visual development as well.