Those early months with a new baby are magical. As every new parent (and experienced new parent) knows they present some unique challenges coupled with amazing moments.
That’s why it’s important to us at The Toy Wagon to try and help make it as easy as possible to help make more amazing and magical moments while trying to make those challenges all the more easier.
Here are some of our favourite tips for Baby Gifts and Toys, weather your purchasing for your own baby or for friends or families little ones.
Rattles, wind chimes or musical mobiles are all great – you can’t go wrong. Think about the about the colours and patterns – in particular the bright colours and high-contrast patterns. High-contrast black, white and red toys help your baby pick out differences in shapes and patterns in the early weeks. As he gets older, he'll love brightly coloured toys.
When choosing toys for your new baby, stick with safe, simple objects that encourage exploration and open-ended play. Things like rattles and other grabbing toys, balls, activity gyms and board books are great for encouraging developmental milestones during your baby's first six months.
If you are thinking of something for 3-month-old babies, then great toys include teethers, bouncers, tummy time mats, rattles, and small musical toys.
Things for pretending and building are a bonus too. You’ll be amazed how many times you little one will want to recreate the same structure and then KNOCK IT DOWN accompanied with delightful laughter! Well that’s just fun for all of us isn’t it!
Blocks are great for building complex structures can be added to with transportation toys, construction sets, child-sized furniture (“apartment” sets, play food), dress-up clothes, dolls with accessories, puppets and simple puppet theatres, and sand and water play toys. All of which provide their own entertainment and educational opportunities.
This is such an amazing time for any family to enjoy, we hope our range of products can help add magical moments to families across New Zealand.