In the beginning, the babies will be content with just lying down in your arms or in the bassinet, but they grow more and more active as the time passes, needing other forms of entertainment. Parents often buy many items to entertain the child, but most of them are completely unnecessary, pushing the actually important one to some banished corner of your list. This is why you should properly research and weigh the pros and cons of everything before you make a decision on purchase.
Consider this list as your guide to understand which baby activity gear item is necessary for your child.
A curious toddler can get into all sorts of troubles by crawling into everything. As the baby cannot walk yet, it is better for you to invest in a baby walker. This way, the baby will get to train the legs early on, and will remain safe and would not get into unsafe nooks or crannies. This also has the advantage of tiring the baby out for bed time.
Baby Jumping Trainers:
Just like the previous entry, in addition to keeping the baby occupied for a time, these jumpers will train baby’s leg muscles, readying them for crawling, walking and supporting their weight on their own feet.
The first few years of the baby are formative, as the child learns everything by sight and hearing. Using a mobile with colorful toys hanging can help the baby to learn distinguish the colors as well as sounds. If there are alphabets or numbers written on them, that would be an additional advantage.
Cushioned Baby Activity Matts:
If left on a higher surface like a bed, there is a high chance that baby can tumble and fall on its head. Even if you install the railing, the baby can learn to squeeze through them. If left to play on the floor, it will be difficult to stomach the fact that the floor is filled with germs and bacteria brought by everyone that is coming into the house. These bacteria can harm the baby in various ways and are a danger to their health. If you lay down a simple cloth, the floor is still very harsh to the child’s soft bones. On top of that, cold floors are a danger on their own, and cannot be warded off by a simple cloth or matt. Same will be the case with the rugs or carpet. So it’s better to invest in a cushioned activity matts for your baby. That will allow the baby a wide area for movement which is safe and secure, and is very soft on his or her body.
A baby’s health and safety is parent’s first priority. But it’s also imperative to not restrict the child’s freedom too much out of fear, lest you hinder their learning, which can be quite damaging to their learning spirit and knowledge. So invest in proper baby activity gear that will not only keep them safe and in healthy spirit, but will also contribute towards their learning in a secure environment.