Yes, baby's need rattles because they help to develop their coordination and fine motor skills. Rattles also provide visual and auditory stimulation, which can help to calm and soothe a crying baby.
Rattles can be used from birth, but they are most commonly used from around 3-6 months old.
Tummy time should start from around 2 weeks old, for a few minutes at a time. It is always important to supervise baby during tummy time, so you can see when they are getting tired and need to be picked up or rolled over.
Yes, baby's can play with rattles when they are having tummy time. Remember, it helps to develop their coordination and fine motor skills. Whether baby is on their tummy or back or sitting up in their bouncer or car seat, rattles are always a good option.
A good time for baby to play with a rattle is any time when they are awake and alert. If baby has grabby hands when you are feeding them, give them a rattle to keep their little hands busy. Another time rattles work well is when you are changing baby's nappy. This giving them something to hold on to and look and occupy their little minds while they are on the change table.
Yes, there are many different types of rattles available on the market. You can choose from a wide variety of materials, such as wood, plastic, and cloth. There are also chime rattles, which make a soft jingling noise, or electronic rattles, which play music or other sounds, and vibrating rattles, that gently buzz in baby's hand. There are teething rattles, soft toy rattles, and rattles attached to other development toys. All rattles on the market are safe for baby, so pick one (or a few) that you like the look of, because there is no wrong choice here.
The sound that baby rattles make depends on the type of rattle. Chime rattles make a soft jingling noise, while electronic rattles can play music or other sounds. Vibrating rattles make a gentle buzzing noise, and wooden rattles sound like gentle wood chimes. Most rattles are not very loud, however you can find some musical ones that play louder tunes.
Yes, some rattles are specifically designed for teething babies. These rattles have soft, chewable parts that soothe and massage baby's gums as they teethe. Teething rattles are safe for baby to chew on, and can help to ease the discomfort of teething.
Yes, baby's generally love rattles! Remember, they provide visual and auditory stimulation that can help to calm and soothe a crying baby. The movement and sound of a rattle also helps to capture baby's attention and can keep them entertained for a short while. Baby's have short attention spans, so it is a good idea to have a few different types of baby activities. Just remember not to over stimulate baby. Some babies will pick a favorite rattle, you will know because baby will seems happier when you give them a certain toy.