What is a mobile and why is it needed?
Mobile - this is a hanging toy above the cradle or baby’s bed — an important and useful thing, the history of which goes back to ancient times. Today, rag dolls and straw bulls have been replaced by bright and safe children’s mobiles — mobile structures that are attached to a special arc or side of the bed.
Modern mobiles - they are multifunctional devices that can move automatically, make pleasant sounds and attract the baby’s attention with contrasting colors.
Carousel with toys will help the baby:
- learn to concentrate;
- distinguish colors and shapes of objects;
- to master the first ideas about the location of objects in space;
- develop tactile perception;
- music helps the child to calm down and fall asleep.
Choosing a children’s mobile correctly: what to pay attention to in the first place?
Mobiles are presented in a stunning variety. Parents or relatives, puzzled by the preparation of a dowry for a baby, are often lost in their diversity. We offer several criteria that will help narrow the search to a reasonable number of options.
Device safety should come first. The screw connection is considered the most durable, which, along with reliability, has such an important advantage as ease of installation. The assembled structure must be tested in operation before it is launched with a child lying in the crib.
Hanging toys can be removed on some mobiles, but not on others. The first option is more preferable, as it significantly increases the period of use: a grown-up kid will be happy to play with his favorite elephant, bear cub or giraffe. The main condition is that toys should not contain small, as well as easily detachable parts. This point should be given special attention.
Toys can be made of plastic or soft textiles. In any case, the quality of the materials used should not cause the slightest doubt. There should be no foreign odors, external and functional defects.
They should be painted in pure and saturated base colors that are easy for children to perceive. Variants with variegated or acid colors are best avoided.
Some modern mobiles from well-known manufacturers are real entertainment complexes. In addition to the toy carousel itself, they are equipped with sound, a night light, a starry sky projector, some come with a control panel.
Well, one more important argument, while the baby is passionate about an interesting toy, parents will be able to take a break.