If you’ve recently become an aunt, uncle, godmother or even a parent yourself, you’re going to want to pamper that baby with the finest things you can get your hands on. If you find this an overwhelming process and you don’t know where to start, here’s a list of simple yet cute things you can get your little bundle of joy that will ultimately make the role of parenting a little easier.
Rattles can be made out of different materials- wood, plastic, cloth- and they can either be traditional or come with extra buttons that can play music or display lights. Ideally, what you would be looking for is something light for the baby to be able to hold. Rattles are important because firstly, they’re a great distraction! But secondly, they can develop a baby’s fine motor skills by being shaken or played with. You can also help a baby learn how to visually coordinate by moving a rattle from one side to another.
Babies start teething usually at around 4 to 6 months so this is a great time to introduce teething toys. Teething is often a painful process for the little ones, making them cry and be moody a little more regularly. Using teethers can help relieve this to some extent by soothing the pain and the sore gums.
Before you head on over to baby shop townsville, take a moment to find out why you need to add a baby comforter to the list. These are basically small blankets or blankets with a soft toy. A baby’s sleep can easily be rattled and will only be soothed by the presence of a parent, which is why a comforter is then introduced (ideally between 7 to 10 months) to lessen their separation anxiety and teach them a thing or two on how to sleep independently.
The first and most prominent reason you need to get your hands on a musical toy is because it’s an obvious mood lifter and a great distractor. It also helps a baby find their sense of rhythm and identify between types of music. This can also be called a sensory experience that creates new pathways in the brain in the same way tasting different types of food or seeing different types of colors would.
This is one for the parents to do. Owning children’s books and taking a little time off each day to read to your little one is a great bonding experience. It also helps stimulate them and build their listening, communication and vocabulary skills by introducing them to new letters, shapes and colors each day.
Gifting some décor is another great idea as long as it’s baby-appropriate. You can go for subtle, light décor that will visually stimulate the baby and match it with a small stuffed toy or two to keep him company.
Go according to this list and you’ll find yourself with a gift or two that any parent will appreciate. Happy shopping!