Best Baby Toys For Your Baby

Published: 30th January 2012
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When you have a baby, one of the most important things you will need to concern yourself with is whether or not you have the right toys. Some parents tend to buy the first toys they see, but then again you could also have parents that seem very interested in their children at first, and over time they simply begin to buy random items hoping to keep their children amused. There are however better ways to go about it, and in this article we will discuss the different types of toys that you should consider purchasing for a child, particularly if you wish for them to develop in the proper way.

From Birth:
When your baby is born it will not have the best motor control, and the best thing that you can do is try to develop that motor control. It should also be noted that a newborn's vision is limited -- more limited than you might realize. With these limitations it becomes more and more important for you to ensure your infant child has access to black and white objects that they can come into contact with. That said you may want to consider the following: MobilesMirrors (plastic)RattlesTeething ringsColorful banners

6-12 Months:
Cause and effect is an important part of life, but it is not something that an infant understands until they near the age of about one year. At this point they will learn to cap their hands, play peek-a-boo or interact with certain objects. That being the case you will find that a number of different toys work for them at this particular point in their development:

Nesting cups
Activity centers
Noise making toys
Plastic/rubber photo albums

12-18 Months:
Cause and effect is important, but eventually your child will move toward goal oriented play. At this point they will be drawn to experimental play as well as emulating their adult role models. At this point the following toys will be great for your child:

Jack in the Box
Building Blocks
Play sets

These are a few of the toys that you might consider purchasing for your child throughout the months, but it is important that you purchase them in the right order. In addition to that you need to understand that while certain toys might seem to be a good idea, no all marketed toys should be in the hands of your children. One great example would be a plastic recorder or flute. These sometimes seem like great learning tools, but when a child has not learned the art of spatial awareness, they may run into a wall or piece of furniture while using the toy. This can lead to disaster, and these are things that you must take into account when you are buying for a child.

You how have a few tips for children from one to eighteen months, and before you know it your child will be outfitted with all the toys that he or she requires at their particular learning level. Start getting ready, and perhaps even have a couple of toys for later on hand. Keep in mind that toys are often recalled by the manufacturer for safety reasons, so keep up with the news as much as possible. That said, it's time to get to the store!


Denise Sanger is the owner of which features a great selection of ride-on toys and outdoor toys for kids of all ages. The company may be reached at 877/950-7665.

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