Educational Infant Toy (from newborn to 1-month old)
Are you looking for a toy for your newborn? You should start with an educational infant toy that will have a positive impact on her development.
You may wonder what kind of toys newborns need. Babies ages 0 to 1 month old mostly need stimulation. Their five senses need to be stimulated so that they can develop.
You can do that by just holding and talking to your baby often. There are also toys that promote eye stimulation. Did you know that babies have a fuzzy vision? At birth, babies can only make out light, shape and movement. They can only see 8 to 15 inches (20 to 31 centimeters) and distinguish contrasting colors.
That's why babies need to have their eyes stimulated until about 6 to 8 months old, when they see the world almost as well as an adult does. The faster your baby's vision develops, the more she takes in massive amounts of information which stimulates her brain development.
The best educational infant toy for babies age 0 to 1 month old are toys that your baby can look and hear.
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We recommend baby rattles, baby books, and stuffed animals especially designed for babies.
baby rattles: that includes hand rattles, booties rattles or wrist rattles. A rattle is passed in front of the baby's face which helps him focus his eyes. We especially recommend baby rattles made by Sassy. Sassy is an award-winning toys manufacturer. One product that we recommend is a 5-piece pack of rattles and teethers that have all the features that babies need in early developmental months. For more information on the product or to order it online you can click here.
baby books: they are usually black and white and have contrasting colors. Other baby books have interactive text and play rhymes. Babies usually love them and it helps them memorize new words and introduce them to books early on. Click here for more information.
stuffed animals: we recommend the ones that are black and white such as panda, zebra, or dalmatian.
You can find many such toys at your local toy store or online!
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