BUYING A BABY TOY: PULL ALONG TOYS OR A WOODEN SHAPE SORTER TOY, WE HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR YOU
Your baby has arrived and you want to spoil them with toys, why not opt for wooden baby toys? Petite Amélie explains at what age your baby can use wooden toys and shows you the different types for example, the old favorite, the pull along toys.
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TOYS AND THE CHILDS AGE: WOODEN BABY TOYSWooden baby toys evolve with age. You will see in the industry: on all wooden baby toys is a label of the age range to which the item is intended. At 1 years, 3 years or 6 years old, your child of course does not have the same toys.
The first months of his or her life, your baby does not spend much time playing, any small parts are of course forbidden to them and your newborn baby will first be in the observer phase.
He or she looks around and starts to have explore with the sense of touch and gradually discovers shapes and colors. For babies under one year of age, it is recommended to use soft toys, a mobile, rattles or a playmat. Your baby starts to have fun with soft textures, silicone, plastic, or fabric. Wooden baby toys like pull along toys can be offered after a few months.
Wooden baby toys are generally recommended for babies 1 year old and above. At this age, baby begins to walk, move more easily, and have a little more strength in their hands and arms, even if their gestures are still sometimes clumsy. For example, it is easier for them to play with pull along toys. So the risk is significantly lower of bumping or injuring themselves with wooden baby toys.
However wooden baby toys are always a nice baby shower gift idea as it is beautiful and will be nice décor in the nursery while waiting to be used.
Pull along toys are perfect for 1-3 year olds.
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WHY CHOOSE WOOD WHEN LOOKING FOR BABY TOYS FOR 1 YEAR OLDS?Are you looking for baby toys for 1 year olds for your own baby or a baby shower gift? We give you some advice on wooden toys whether it’s from our pull along toys range or shape sorters:
From the age of 1, playing will be a big part of your child’s life. After soft toys, it is ready to have fun with other, more solid toys. There is a wide variety on offer of baby toys for 1 year olds and your baby will have a lot of fun testing the different types!
When choosing baby toys for 1 year olds, why choose a wooden toy? There are many reasons:
- a wooden toy is durable;
- aesthetically pleasing;
- neutral as it appears less gendered, and the toy can be used for all babies, boys and girls
In addition, wood is a natural and robust material. For the benefit of the planet as well as health, it is always advisable to opt for toys in a natural material, as well as for the furniture in your children's room. If your baby puts toys in their mouths, it will be safer with a wooden toy rather than plastic toys that deteriorate quickly. Varied and playful, wooden baby toys for 1 year olds, in addition to entertaining your baby, is very useful for your child's development.
WHICH WOODEN BABY TOY TO CHOOSE?
You will notice in all stores, there is a wide variety of baby toys. The hardest part will be choosing which of these toys to buy, pull along toys or a shape sorter toy perhaps?
- The shape sorter toy is one of the first baby toys on the market. It consists of putting a cube, a circle, or any other shape in the corresponding hole. This wooden toy has been around for decades. The shape sorter toy can also have some original shapes or numbers. Colours and different shapes contribute to the development of your childs.
- Another must-have is the game to stack. Your baby can have fun for hours to stack cubes or to stack circles around a base, knock over the pile and start over!
- Another toy that helps with learning: a puzzle. Of course, these are puzzles with few pieces, 2, 4 or 6 for example, that are held in a frame. The animal theme is often preferred for these little puzzles. For example, you will find scenes with animals from the farm, marine species... there are many varieties out there to choose from.
- Finally, pull along toys are loved by all babies and toddlers. For example, it's about pulling a small animal or a car behind you. This kind of toy, ideal for babies of one year old, motivates baby to get up, walk, move around the room, etc.
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ASSISTING BABY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PLAY?Between the age of 1 and 3, your baby will learn a lot: understanding their environment, moving, walking, then talking. Toys should contribute to the development of your child whenever possible.
The idea is to stimulate the 5 senses of your baby: touch, hearing, sight, smell and taste, and peak their curiosity. Your baby will be attracted to the different colors and shapes and will have fun handling a toy suitable for their little hands.
Your child will be able to assemble and disassemble a stack of cubes for hours or fill and empty a container with the famous baby blocks shape sorter toy! Parents can play with their baby with these wooden toys, and thus teach him or her gestures and vocabulary for later. The game will help your baby improve his motor skills and communicate with those around him. First by gestures, before starting to talk. Your baby will learn to name things with the help of his loved ones. Make sure to purchase baby girl wooden toys or baby boy wooden toys that promise hours of fun for your baby!
Do you love wooden toys, are you looking for baby girl wooden toys or gender-neutral toys? Want to buy some for your baby to have fun while learning? Do not miss our beautiful and timeless range by Petite Amélie!
For the older children, have a look at our collections of wooden toy kitchens, tool work bench and dollhouses!
Here are the most frequently asked questions about wooden toys for babies: