Ideas for suspension and mobilization: the first baby toys
The tradition of hanging over a cradle of a newborn toy came from ancient times. Then it was believed that these pendants will protect the baby from the evil eye, give him health and happiness. Today, hanging toys does not carry a sacred meaning. But mobile phones have become a fashionable and popular attribute of the children's room. Parents for their children certainly want to purchase this multifunctional, bright, musical device. Modern parents prefer to start the development of the baby from the very first days of his life. And the mobile for this purpose is ideal.
Mobile - a rotating karuselka, which is suspended on a hook, or attached to the bracket to the barrel of the arena. Toys rotate on the cross. The options for mobile phones are incredible. There are toys with music, with a rotating mechanism, with backlight, and many other functions.
A pendant with cute figures over the crib of the baby is not just an ornament for the baby, the child will look at it with interest, learn to reach out to the subjects of interest and grab them. Despite the seeming simplicity, these toys help the baby to develop in several directions at once. They train:
- sight (perception of color, shape);
- the ability to focus the eye;
- the skill of tracking moving objects;
- the ability to distinguish and recognize objects;
- concentration and attention.
In addition, smooth movement and gentle sounds (ringing bells or the melody of a musical mobile) soothe the baby and cause a lot of positive emotions.
Do I need a mobile phone in a crib for newborns?
Unequivocal answer is needed whether the mobile phone or not, experts do not give. The choice is always for the parents. In the first weeks of life, little children in general do not care about anything, except for feeding, sleeping and dry diapers. And only after a month they begin to pay attention to the surrounding objects.
Rotating toys help the kid to concentrate his eyes on specific objects. Bright colors contribute to the formation of color perception. Melodic music teaches a child to listen to sounds. Many babies like to fall asleep to the sounds of the mobile. Others, on the contrary, perceive this as an exciting game and fun chirp. But in any case, the kid is distracted for a while on the toy, which gives mom time for a break.
Do not forget that the baby's hearing is very sensitive! So do not turn on the toy at full volume. Loud music can irritate the crumb and instead of calming the parents will get nervous and hysterical.
At what age can you hang a mobile in a crib for a newborn?
This toy can be used from the first days of the baby's life and up to 5 months. At this time he will observe the suspended figures, listen to the melodies. And also try to grasp with little hands or reach out to attractive objects. But after 5 months, when the child starts to rise in the crib, the mobile should be removed, so that the baby does not break the structure and is not injured or frightened.
If the toys-pendants are removable, it would be more advisable to give their kid a simple play. Or hang them in a stroller, on a walker or on a game mat.
What are mobile phones for newborns?
Among the huge range of mobile phones there are only two types: with music and without. Musical in turn are divided into mechanical and battery-operated.
Mechanical Plant - arranged on the principle of a music box. Mom needs to scroll the key several times to make the melody sound. In most cases, this quiet melodious music is very like the kids and parents. But the disadvantage of such a device is that there is only one melody in the set. And the plant does not last more than 5 minutes. Then you need to start the barrel organ again.
Battery - powered mobile phones - as a rule, have several variants of tunes that switch one after the other until the entire selection is lost. It is very important for parents when buying to listen to all the tunes! After all, their homes have to listen daily with the baby. And if the music has a poor record quality, or just does not like it, then the mobile will be just another annoying factor. In the house it is worth keeping a stock of batteries for this device.
Also, mobile phones differ in the type of attachment:
- Inexpensive models have a hook, for which the entire device is suspended in a convenient place. Such toys are mobile. But the baby can pull the hook out of the fastener when rocking.
- For fastening on a crib the clamp is usually used. This design is quite strong. But still when the baby learns to reach for toys, it is better to disassemble it to avoid injuries.
- Velcro fastening allows you to lock your mobile in any convenient place: on a stroller handle, in a car seat, in an arena, on a walker
Which material is better to choose a mobile phone for a baby?
The mobile frame is always made of plastic. But the suspension can be plastic or textile. It is very rare to find pendants made of wood. Each parent chooses the material at his discretion.
Plastic - easy to clean and easy to take care of. Inside the figures can be fillers, and toys can be used as rattles. Quality plastics are not afraid of falls and bumps.
Textile toys - soft and not traumatic. They can be washed in the car. They are made of different materials, with different fillers. Such toys help develop tactile sensations and motor skills of the baby's handles. But at the same time they are more quickly contaminated and accumulate dust.
It is important when choosing to check all the details! That there were no chipped, loose parts, the paint was applied smoothly and did not peel off. Under no circumstances should toys emit odors and leave coloring marks. Such toys are a threat to the health of the baby. The colors of the figures should be clear and simple. Acidic colors are generally excluded from the environment of a small child.
What should I look for when choosing a mobile phone for a newborn?
Manufacturers try to make mobile not only a pendant toy for a crib. But also to supplement them with other functions that make this device multi-functional and more convenient.
A set of devices includes a control panel. With it, you can adjust the sound, switch melodies and change the intensity of rotation at a distance. This gives the mother the opportunity to manipulate the device, not getting in the field of view of the baby and not being distracted from domestic troubles.
Mobiles of the last generation are able to automatically turn on when the baby wakes up.
The musical accompaniment can include one or several melodies. Some devices have the ability to switch music, others do not. The market has new items in which music is recorded on an MP3 player. Removable music block can also be used as a musical toy.
Some models are equipped with a backlight , which effectively looks in the dark. There are mobile phones with embedded projectors, when images of colored figures are projected onto the ceiling. Looking at them, their baby falls asleep.
Many models are supplemented with high-grade lamps that can be used for many years and after the baby is no longer needed.
The main producers of children's mobile phones
Almost without exception, toy manufacturers also produce their own series of mobile phones. Among such a variety is not difficult to get lost. The price in most cases depends on the quality of the goods, and on the "promotion" of the brand. Most mobile phones are manufactured in China.
The most popular are such manufacturers as
- Tinu Lóve produces bright mobiles, supplemented by nightlights. Comfortable, beautiful, practical.
- Tomu - mobile with backlight. Flashing lights when rotating toys fascinate kids. Produced in China.
- Сhico - mobile phones with remote control. With it, you can not only turn on and off the mobile, but also adjust the volume and speed of the toy carousel. The device has a whole set of functions. The toy is manufactured in Italy.
- Tinu Princess is a series specially created for girls.
- Umka is a Russian toy manufacturer. He proved himself to be reliable quality.
How to play?
0-2 months. Mobiles, pendants, stretches are good in that they will be interesting to the child in the first months of life. It's enough to rock the suspension, pull the stretch above the crib, just turn on the music phone and the kid will consider them, even if only for a few minutes.
2-3 months. The child is already able for some time to focus attention on the subject, trying to follow the toy, it attracts figures with the image of a human face. Turn the toy hanging over the baby in different directions and say as it were on her behalf: "Baby, hello!" "How did you sleep?", Etc. The child will try to grab a toy, and if he succeeds, he will be very happy. Change the voice, uttering the replicas of the characters, so that the little one can hear a variety of sounds. This game develops hearing and small motor skills.
3-4 months. Now the kid is interested not only in looking at toys, he needs to try to grab them. To a suspension bracket or an extension it is possible to adhere tapes which will go down to hands of the child. The kid will touch their ends, and squeezing and unclenching the fists, accidentally grasp them. Unable to immediately release his booty from his hands, he will swing his arms, pull the tape and set in motion a suspended toy. Releasing the tape and feeling her touch, the child will squeeze and unclench the cams, again grab the tape with fingers, pull it and again put the toy into motion.
5-6 months. The kid begins to purposefully pull the handles to touch the toys, knock on the legs and knobs on the figures to extract sound and bring the suspension into motion. These exercises will make his movements more coordinated and accurate, and the pens and legs are strong.
Kruchinina Svetlana (Novgorod) Bought a mobile phone for Tom Vini Pooh and were very disappointed. One of the most unfortunate models. There is no backlight declared by the manufacturer at all. And the motor at the toy roars so that it muffles the music.
Bolshakova Olga (Kurgan) Mobile was chosen for a long time, I wanted a universal toy. In the end, chose Tinu Loeve and were satisfied. First, there are three ways of fastening, so that you can install not only on the arena, but also on the stroller or in the car seat. Secondly, bright toys and a large selection of tunes. The track list for 40 minutes. There is also the possibility to turn off the music altogether so that the toys rotate. In general, we are happy and our baby.
Yavorskaya Irina (Safonovo) Our mobile was given to our lucky grandmother and grandfather right after birth. We installed it on the bed immediately. At first the baby was still small. To pay attention to all these hangings. But after 3 weeks I began to include him quiet music. He carefully watched the toys, listened to the melodic sounds. Music, by the way, is also quite satisfactory, it does not bother me. The recording is played for about 20 minutes. Then we start again. Our son even zachypaet to music. So convenient!
Novikova Anna (Volgograd) Friends gave our baby a mobile phone Сhico Sweet dreams. He is with soft toys that are removed. They can be washed. Our daughter is already 1.5 years old, but she enjoys playing with lovely little animals, which she got used to from infancy. I really liked the music collection. Even my husband used to fall asleep to the music from the mobile, which in silence can not even fall asleep.
Zolotareva Xenia (Murmansk) Took his crumb mobile Вright Stars. We were attracted by the bright figures of little animals. The quality of the product is satisfied. One is bad, it's too big. It is necessary to remove the crib at the time of restoring the crib, so as not to interfere. And the baby is not very comfortable to lay, he is well-fed.
Isayeva Diana (Kazan) We bought a mobile "World of Childhood" to entertain the baby. But he quickly tired him. And he likes to pick toys from him and rattle rattles, than to look at hanging objects and listen to monotonous music. In addition, they took it as a Russian toy. And on the box there was an inscription that was made in China.