Rainbow Designs Stripy Horse Soft Toy
Colourful toys are great but which colours are the right ones? Well, first of all have a look at the gender related colours. Once that box is ticked, then move on from there. The more vivid and contrasting the colours are, the more likely they are to stimulate your child’s vision so why not go crazy, once?
In my opinion clips are quite helpful especially when on the go. Handy clips for your crib, cot, car seat, pram, and/or stroller/pushchair help prevent the new member of the family from getting lost or left behind.
Crinkle, bell, squeaking and rattle sounds can be fun but only for a certain time, don’t you think? If you are looking for a travel accessory rather than a home toy you might want to look for something quiet rather than loud. However if you are looking for a new home buddy, this might be different.
Do you like the smell of vanilla? Why not get a scented soft toy like the Lamaze Puppytunes? Scented toys might be a cute little something for you as well. Common now, give it a sniff.
The bigger the better is not always useful so make sure you check. You want to make sure your child’s little hands can actually grab the toy!
When traveling you want to pack light so make sure that the new toy is not just another heavy thing to lug around. Also you should make sure your child can actually pick it up without trouble.
7) Detachable parts
Does the soft toy come with detachable parts, which eventually can be lost on the go?
8) Different textures / shapes
Soft fabrics are comforting, while exciting textures and complex shapes encourage your child to explore. Try to find the right mixture for your purpose. And remember, it’s okay to mix it up a bit!
Have you read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to your child? So why not look for a soft toy which matches a popular character or story?
10) Additional benefits
Well, all this is a lot to look out for in a soft buddy for your child but to be honest there are much more benefits that a soft toy can have. Here are a couple of extras you can look out for while comparing the different options:
- Can it be used as a teething toy?
- Is it easily washable?
- Are there any age restrictions?
- Can it be used as a measuring tool like for example the Lamaze Inchworm?
- Does it have a mirror to support the self-awareness?
- Are there any ribbons, shoe leys or buttons which encourage the development of fine motor skills?
- Is it a toy which encourages learning and development?
- Is it a toy which encourages nurturing play
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