Musical toys are great for infants and young toddlers alike. In the first instance, musical toys can both distract and also soothe children. You have probably seen countless babies wailing away and when shown something that emits a musical note, the baby is suddenly distracted and becomes instantly interested. Music, depending on the type of music played, can also be soothing and calming. Listening to music can help with your baby’s development.
Many children’s cot toys, emit noises resembling those of a waterfall, or water falling or waves lapping on the shore. This is because these sounds are soothing and help your baby to gently unwind. The intention is that these noises will help your baby get to sleep without much intervention from the parents.
Toys such as baby mobiles are really popular and many of these have tunes and lullabies that they play.
If you are not sure what types of musical toys to get for your little ones, this basic guide to choosing toys for babies might be useful.
Classical music is quite common for baby toys, with toys such as the Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube and Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes being popular toys for infants aged 1 or thereabouts.
The Munchkin Mozart Cube is an interactive cube that combines a variety of sounds to create 8 Mozart masterpieces. It comes with sounds such as the French horn, flute, violin and harp all of which will be new to a baby’s ear and extremely stimulating sounds to hear.
The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is designed in the shape of a the colorful Baby Einstein caterpillar and offer 7 high quality classical tunes thereby effectively promoting auditory development and music appreciation from a very young age.
For more stimulating engagement, there are plenty of musical toys that are loud and raucous and let out a variety of sounds and noises, all designed to capture your baby’s attention full blast and make all adults want to put their fingers in their ears!