Toys are fun to play with and keep your child engaged. They also play a major role in enhancing the overall development and well-being of your lil one. So choosing the right toy for your baby is very important.
Babies in this stage show amazing development as they learn to sit and crawl, starts expressing emotions for wanting to be carried or anxiety for strangers and acquires the idea of object permanence (that an object continues to exist even though it cannot be seen or felt).
Their hand coordination is well developed and they can easily grab toys including moving ones.
They are slowly developing an interest in things around them and enjoy the strolls in the park or around your house.
Toys that encourage crawling: Most of the babies will start crawling by this age and to encourage this important milestone, choose toys that would encourage your child to crawl. Toys with rollers, drag on toys and soft balls are good choices.
Stacking & Nesting: These are toys that help children build ideas about shape, size, texture and color thereby promoting reorganizing and problem-solving skills. They also help in refining motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Many of these skills form the precursor for walking and talking milestones that the infant will develop next.
Light & Sound Toys: This is the right time to introduce musical toys to your child as their sensory skills are well developed by now. Choose toys that produce or have bright colors, lights, and soothing music.
Strollers: Taking your child out for a stroll has multiple benefits. As your kid is developing an interest in things around him or her, a stroll outside gives an opportunity for your lil one to explore the world learning from every sight, sound or smell. Meeting people during the stroll helps build your child’s social skills. Walks make your baby more cheerful, happy and induce good sleep.