Many new parents find themselves overwhelmed when shopping for baby accessories and toys. There are so many different brands, styles, and types to choose from!
This handy guide will help explain the differences and help you pick which is best for your little one.
The most important thing to keep in mind while shopping for a new baby is what likes most.
As their names imply, each toy makes different movements, and entertains or soothes the baby differently.
Swings and rockers both offer motions that are often comforting and can help your little one get to sleep or sit safely while you get some hands-free time.
Bouncers and jumpers help encourage leg strength and movement and are great for those babies who like being bounced while in your arms.
Last but not least, the glider is essentially a rocking chair specially designed to give you and your baby the ultimate in comfort and support.
Easily one of the more popular of the options, the swing is a great option for babies that enjoy the soft movement of swinging back and forth.
Many swings include some nifty features such as music, gentle vibrations, different swinging options and interactive toys so your little one can stay entertained when you need to put him down. These are ideal for keeping him close by while weaning or teaching him to fall asleep without being held.
Similar to swings, rockers provide soothing motions to help the baby stay content.
Most rockers swing from side to side, and these are perfect for fussy babies that need slight movements to fall asleep.
They are typically inexpensive and can be battery-powered, electric or even wind-up.
A portable rocker means that you can take your baby with you from room to room so you can keep a close eye on each other.
This glorified rocking chair is plush and comfortable giving you a relaxing spot to nurse or soothe to sleep your precious one. They are often accompanied with a matching ottoman or footstool so you can find a cozy spot to cuddle up with baby.
Perfect for the energetic baby!
Bouncers come in different styles and sizes, and some are perfect for older babies that can sit up on their own while others recline and provide head and body support.
These bounce according to the wiggling and gentle movements your baby makes on their own. If your little one likes to be bounced up and down when in your arms, this might be a must-have!
As the name suggests, this accessory is a wonderful way to strengthen your little one’s legs! The jumper is intended for babies that can hold their head up on their own as it relies on baby’s own movements to keep it jumping. Jumpers make for a fun and effective way to tire your tot out. Parents everywhere agree an active baby by day equals a sleepy baby at night. Plus, it encourages them to stay active and playful!
We hope you have found this brief guide useful.
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