Newborn babies are a lot to handle as is it. If you are becoming a parent for the first time then it becomes even more difficult. No matter how many people you have to advise you and guide you and no matter how many kids you had babysat before having your own baby is going to be a completely different experience. From figuring out the size of diapers to potty training each step in your baby’s new life can be overwhelming. Parents need to be well prepared with baby products and baby clothes for every situation and be equipped with the right product. You will find your own routine in no time with the help of online baby shopping.
Your duties do not end at simply buying newborn baby clothes, baby shoes, bathing and feeding the little one. The newborn needs the stimulation of senses; he/she is still discovering the world and the right toy will help him/her do just that. Buy toys like nature-inspired play gyms, bright hanging cot mobiles, projection screens, rubber toys for the bathtub, blocks, xylophone, and keys are essential for healthy development of your babies brain.
Newborn babies can only see from about 19 to 13 inches in front of their face so when playing with toys get really close to their face. Again buy toys with very simple patterns and high contrasting colours so that his/her can learn how to focus. Move the toys very slowly and gently in front of their eyes. At about four weeks you can introduce something like bubble dispenser. Bubbles are again easier to follow. At about 3 months your baby will try to reach for toys hanging above him/her. Good toys to buy at this age are cot mobile, play gym and wind chimes hung over the changing table. Try different textures for him to hold and play with. The Lamaze rattles are a perfect toy in this regard. At four months you can start playing anticipation games like peek-a-boo, here it comes and I am coming to get you. Babies love repetition and so keep playing these games again and again.
A new born’s hearing is very good from the start. You will notice that within a couple of months your baby will start to respond to your voice. Buying toys that sing lullabies, nursery rhymes or even made up songs is a good idea. Pick music with high pitched voices as it helps them with language development. So don’t be afraid of baby talk in your singing or storytelling. It is very too soon to start reading to your baby, make it a part of your daily routine and it will be something the baby will start looking forward too. Dr Zeus and baby Einstein has some really good books for the little ones.