If you have the important task of buying a baby a toy, your priority will be safety. One of the safest types of a baby toy is the soft toy. Soft toys are wonderful for baby to touch and feel. They usually come in bright colours and some soft toys can aid your baby in its learning and development. Jellycat is a company that offers exactly that with their extensive range of Jellycat toys.
The soft toy market is huge and you will have many choices to choose from.
I have created a list for you on some of the most popular ones:
The soft activity mat
The activity mat can accomplish several objectives. For one it usually has lots to keep baby entertained. It usually comes in the form of a farmyard or jungle animal. As well as entertaining the activity mat is soft and comfortable so baby can also take their daytime naps there.
Large soft pillow
Children love to jump and roll everywhere. Soft pillows can be used for a den or can make an area for them just to dive into! The larger soft pillows can also be slept on. The smaller pillows can also be treated as a pillow for baby’s daytime naps.
Most us have had strong relationships with toy animals as we have grown up. Many years ago, the Teddy Bear looked after babies and small children. Nowadays there are a plethora of choices when it comes to stuffed toys. Often many adults still have their soft toy friends from their childhood. These family favourites can often be passed down to the next generation of children.
A baby does not have to read to enjoy a colourful soft book. Babies can sit for hours turning the pages of a colourful soft book, pointing at interesting character’s or animals. The pages are made of fabric so it is easy for baby to turn them over. These soft books are also great for learning and development.
Knitted animals can make cute presents to give to babies. You can either buy online or even make one yourself. The advantage of making one yourself is that you can make it using many different colours. You could make a pink dog, a yellow cow or even a red sheep. You really can use your imagination and create a very colourful and unique looking knitted animal for your baby!
As I stated at the start of this article, when buying for your baby or anybody else’s, safety has to be your number one concern. If you do decide to knit or make your stuffed animal then make sure you follow safety guidelines so you avoid any necessary accidents.