The benefits of baby rattles are plentiful. From the obvious to those sometimes overlooked, these toys provide stimulation, entertainment, and even educational opportunities for your little one. There are a variety of types available on the market that you can choose from based on your child’s age and personal preferences. Rattles also make wonderful newborn gifts.
A lot babies learning will come from play and exploration. Rattles are not just for entertainment, they can help baby develop auditory and gross motor skills. Rattles make great newborn baby toys, they will follow the sound and learn to grasp and create the sound by themselves.
For many newborn babies a rattle is their first toy. Rattles, come in many shapes, colours and sizes all adding the benefits of developing cognitive and visual skills.
Choosing the Right Rattle
Almost any toy you give a little one will find its way into their mouths. As a result, the best baby rattle will be plush, nontoxic, and large enough so they cannot swallow it.
Rattles like comforter toys can become an all-time favourite at baby playtime, as they will grab babies’ attention. Rattles are a great way to get your baby engaged with the world around them, while helping them focus and learn about their surroundings. Your little one will love grabbing their colourful toy and shaking it back and forth. This will help them build hand-eye coordination skills. Babies also love listening to sounds so introducing them to rattles early on is key!
How Babies Learn
Rattles are not just toys, they teach new skills. As you move a rattle around or from side to side, babies learn to visually track, or coordinate their eyes to watch the moving toy. The noise of the rattle alerts baby to the noise. On hearing the sound of the rattle, baby will turn their head towards the sound.
The textured surface of a rattle may also allow them to double as a teether, to sooth sore gums. A baby will also learn to transfer a rattle from hand to hand.
Rattles are a great way for parents to engage with their child and give them the chance to explore the world around them. They have many benefits that last beyond infancy, and they provide plenty of entertainment for both babies and parents alike.
Baby toys are a great way for parents to engage with their child and give them the chance to explore the world around them. They have many benefits that last beyond infancy, and they provide plenty of entertainment for both babies and parents alike. As your baby gets older, there are also plenty of other toys you can use to encourage them to learn new skills like language development or fine motor skills. For now though, start off with something simple like a rattle so they can develop their gross motor skills before moving on to more complicated toys.
Our soft toy rattles are durable, soft and sure to keep baby entertained, our range of soft rattles won’t disappoint and will keep your little one interacting as the develop and grow.