One of the first toys your new baby will receive is most likely going to be a stuffed animal. Everyone from relatives and friends loves to welcome the newborn with such a gift.
The animals are supposed to provide comfort and stimulation. Infants and older babies benefit from having safe stuffed animals in their cribs. Some babies become attached to a certain plush animal and expect to have it with them all the time, especially when napping.
Babies enjoy listening to the music that some stuffed animals play. It will not take long before they get use to hearing a certain melody and it can make them laugh or even put them to sleep. It is amazing what a little music can do.
There all types of musical stuffed animals that can play one tune to many different songs. There are even some that let you record your own music or record your own voices singing a lullaby. Still some parents opt for the old fashioned type that have no music at all.
Babies get stimulated from visual effects such as color and patterns. There are numerous colors, shapes and sizes of stuffed animals. The insect group has the largest variety that includes ladybugs or butterflies there shapes are unique as well.
As parents the safety and well being are of the utmost importance. Therefore, you should make sure the stuffed animal is in excellent condition before your purchase. Checking to make sure it is sewn well is key to a long lasting and safe stuffed animal. There should not be any objects that a child may choke on, or be able to place into their ears & nose. A safe stuffed animal will bring years of happiness and may even last to be handed down to their children.
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