While babies may not need any toys during the first couple of months, they start getting more active and interested in the world around them at around 3 months. This is a great time to introduce them to activities and toys to help them with their important development stages and milestones.
The best toys for new babies have features that help develop their eyesight and fine motor skills as well as fuel their ever-growing curiosity.
Rattles are the perfect toy for new babies as they feature bright colours and are small enough for them to grip. They are also perfect for stimulating your baby’s senses for healthy auditory and visual development.
High Contrast Toys
Visual Stimulation is an important development stage for new babies and it is one you can easily help develop. The best way you as a parent can stimulate baby’s vision is using black and white stripes or light and dark contrasting colors.
Here are some of our favourite picks for High Contrast Baby toys.
Toys for tummy time
Tummy time is crucial for the development of neck and shoulder muscles in young babies as well as promoting motor skills. If you are looking for ways to entertain your bub while including tummy time, consider putting small, easy-to-grab toys or mirrors within their reach.
If you are wondering what age you can start reading to babies, the answer is right away! Not only is reading a great way to bond, but it also helps them recognise sounds and the rhythm of language. Studies have shown that children who are routinely read to from a young age not only have increased interest in reading but develop improved language skills.