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Five Ideal Toys for Babies



A good infant toy should not only be fun, but also help to stimulate the different senses of your baby, namely visual, hearing and tactile. This is the way babies explore the world around them. It is also highly imperative to consider the safety of an infant toy as babies tend to not just touch them, but also put them in the mouth.

As you continue to read, please bear in mind that each infant grows and develops at their own pace. The age recommendation is usually printed on the packaging of these toys, however, it should also be noted that they are good choices for children who are younger or older than the suggested age range, so long they are safe.

1. Stack Up Toys



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Stack up toys help babies to learn about height, balance and order. As they are playing with these toys, it helps them to develop essential problem solving skills as they slowly figure out how to make the structure taller and taller.


Babies generally like bright colours. Contrasting colours have been proven to send the strongest signals to a baby’s brain to help stimulate brain growth and aid in visual development.


Specifically for these toys, do refrain from choosing those with sharp edges. Also, you may wish to check on the finishings of these toys to ensure that the surfaces of these toys are smooth.

2. Squeeze toys



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All toys appeal to at least one of the senses and sensory toys are usually designed with easy-to-grab shape. This makes it easier for babies to hold the toy. Most of these toys come with shaking beads which also helps to stimulate babies’ hearing.


3. Infant Audio Books



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Listening to music gives babies pleasure and it helps them to develop speaking skill. These books often have buttons which plays different nursery rhymes when different buttons are pressed. Such books can accompany the babies for a longer period of time, as it allows the babies to interact with the pages as they turn the pages when they grow bigger.

4. Teething toys



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As babies start to grow their teeth, teething toys act as a safe pain relievers. Babies tend to apply pressure on the gums where the tooth is emerging from. Chewing on these toys soothes the sore gum.


It is extremely important to buy these toys from a reliable source as these toys are designed to be bitten.

5. Baby Mirror



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Have you ever carried a baby to a mirror and they started reaching out to touch the “baby” in the mirror?


Mirrors have been proven to be a great way to help baby explore. Babies eventually learn that they are seeing their own face and start to recognize their own reflection.


These are 5 recommendations from Genesis Childcare 1989. Remember to always check the age recommendations issued by the manufacturer to ensure the toy is suitable for your babies.


Most packaging nowadays have printed warning signs for toys that present choking hazard if ingested.


These include toys with small and detachable pieces, magnets and button batteries.



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