Some things to consider when choosing musical toys for babies and toddlers:
Basic baby music
Most musical toys offer simple tunes such as 'Mary had a Little Lamb'. These tunes contain basic musical notes and the tunes can be remembered easily by babies. Lullabies are also popular and can help you put your baby to sleep.
Basic operationsSome musical toys can be operated by babies themselves, for example by pushing a button. This also helps develop basic motor skills. Your baby will soon find the right buttons to press to play a favourite tune.
Some musical toys are more complicated than others. Parents sometimes buy a mini organ or other instrument to evaluate if the baby likes music. Babies older than a year sometimes exhibit a specific interest in music, so be sure that you introduce them to mini musical instruments.
For babies and young children toys with small removable parts should be avoided. Toys should be sturdy and not break easily, and made from non-hazardous materials.
Toys should be fun to play with and at the same time educational. Babies learn easily and quickly and parent can help the child’s learning. Music has a great effect in developing your child’s IQ.
Musical toys are really enjoyable and parents can use them to bond with their babies. Babies love music, especially at bedtime, music can help them relax and sleep.