HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOYS & GIFTS FOR THE INFANT (0-12 MONTHS) UPPER

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the toys & gift for the infant 0-6 month

During the first year of life, your baby’s growth and development are amazing.

Infant development progresses in a very systematic and organized way–from general to specific, from gross to fine, and from the head to the other part.

For example, sucking comes before sitting, which comes before walking.

0-12 months infants, the Major achievements include rolling over, sitting up, crawling, standing and possibly walking.

According to the developmental milestones of the body, we divide the infancy into four groups:

  • 0 to 3 months: Most of the time is lying, the head can be turned left and right.
  • 4 to 6 months: rolling over, able to sit alone for a moment.
  • 7 to 9 months: sit steadily for long periods of time, begin Crawling.
  • 10 to 12 months: take steps holding a hand, may take few steps alone
infant developmental milestones

With an understanding of the abilities and interests of your baby, we can choose the right toys for him or her.

Newborn to 3 months

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Abilities and Interests Infants 0 to 3 months

Newborn, they spend 18 hours average daily sleep. The major behaviors are the reflexive actions of the child, such as grasp reflex, stepping reflex, startle (Moro) reflex. By the end of the first month, most baby can raises head when on the stomach.

During 1 to 3 months, the neck muscles become stronger. By the 3 months of age, they can support their heads and chests up to their forearms when lying on their stomachs.

At this time, they can see objects within a range of 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 centimeters) from their faces. Play objects should fit within their visual field.

Initially, there are only black and white in their world. Gradually, they enjoy bright and vibrant colors, especially yellows and reds. Toys with high-contrast patterns like black and white spirals are suited to this age group.

These children prefer the human face and can watch face intently, especially mom’s face.

They can turn their heads in the direction of the sound. They prefer the toys that emit a gentle, soothing sound and move slowly.

0 to 3-month olds, infants spend lots of time watching and exploring their own body.

They can bring hands to mouth and enjoy chowing it.

At 3 months they begin to swipe or reach towards a dangling object to grasp it. Any object grasped is likely to be mouthed. They are attracted by toys that have simple actions produce a clear, direct effect.

Toy & Gifts for Infants Newborn to 3 months

The toys for the baby should be soft, lightweight, washable, easy-to-grip objects with rounded corners.

Toys for 0 to 3-month olds are primarily for looking, listening, sucking or fingering.

The toys for 0 to 3-month olds must have all safety features recommended for infants.

The toys that soft, lightweight, washable, easy-to-grip objects with rounded corners are best.

 Appropriate toys & gift for infants 0 to 3 months 
  • Mirrors securely attached to a wall or crib
  • Crib mobiles, particularly those with music & movement
  • Teething toys
  • Rattles
  • Lightweight balls (musical, chiming, grasping, special effects, & textured)
  • Multi-textured infant toys
  • Multi-sensory infant toys
  • Activity Gyms & Play mats
  • Cloth & plush toys, small dolls (baby, bean bag, rag dolls), music dolls & stuffed toys
  • Toys that make sounds when kicked

4 to 6 months

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Abilities and Interests Infants 4 to 6 months

At this age, most infants are externally oriented, actively engaging with their environments. Usually, they smile and play with everyone they meet. We need to train the baby to roll alone, sit alone, grab things.

By age 4 months, babies can easily put toys into their mouth.They will explore toys by touching them and chowing them in their mouths instead of just looking at them.so it is important to keep small objects out of reach to prevent accidental swallowing.

By the end of 6 months, babies should be able to roll over from stomach to back and back to stomach.They maybe are able to sit for a moment without any support for a moment.

They have the ability to grasp a dangling object by the end of 6 months. They explore objects by reaching, grasping, tugging, pushing, patting, shaking, and squeezing.

4-month old baby, with the development of smooth, efficient eye movements, they can track moving objects. They are interested in bright colors, high contrasts, and complex patterns.

They are attracted by faces and enjoy watching their own face reflected in a mirror. By 6 months of age, they can recognize their own reflected image.

At 6 months they have been able to distinguish between different sounds. They prefer toys that can make a sound.

Some babies start to grow teeth, need toys to grind their teeth.

Toys & gifts for Infants 4 to 6 months

Appropriate toys for 4 through 6 months of age have similar characteristics as it for infants 0 through 3 months. They can handle toys themselves. Soft, lightweight, washable, easy-to-grip toys are best.

Appropriate toys & gift for infants 4 to 6 months. 

  • Mirrors securely attached to a wall or crib, Hand-held mirrors (starting around 6 month.)
  • Crib mobiles, particularly those with music & movement
  • Teething toys
  • Rattles
  • Lightweight balls (musical, chiming, grasping, special effects, & textured)
  • Multi-textured & Multi-sensory infant toys
  • Activity Gyms & Play mats
  • Cloth & plush toys, small dolls (baby, bean bag, rag dolls), music dolls & stuffed toys
  • Squeeze & squeak toys
  • Bathtub Toys

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