These Multi-Sensory Toys Encourage Baby to Crawl — & they’re Selling Like Hotcakes
Parents looking to help their babies learn to crawl now have a new technological tool at their disposal: multi-sensory toys. They are designed to encourage and challenge babies to get up on their hands and knees and move about. And they’re selling like hotcakes.
How They Work
Multi-sensory toys come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Each one has sensory features to stimulate their developing senses and stimulate exploration. They also have different textures and sounds to engage their attention — and they may even respond to the baby’s movements.
Benefits for Baby
These toys help babies to explore their physical world as they strengthen their muscles for crawling. They help to improve the coordination and balance needed for locomotion. Plus, they foster curiosity and engagement in the physical world.
Practical Benefits for Parents
These toys require little effort on the part of the parent. The baby is learning while the parent can take a break. They also provide a safe way for babies to explore and experiment, giving proven reassurance to parents who can watch their offspring from a distance.
Features To Look For
When shopping for multi-sensory toys, look for the following features:
- A variety of stimulating features. Look for toys with a variety of sound, textures, shapes, colors, and motions that will engage your baby’s senses.
- Safety considerations. Make sure the toy is non-toxic, soft on the baby’s skin, and age-appropriate.
- Versatility. Choose a toy that can grow with your baby as they learn to crawl, walk, jump, and run.
These multi-sensory toys are fast becoming a must-have parenting aid. They provide fun stimulation for babies and reassurance for parents. It’s no wonder that they are selling like hotcakes.