Although there are times to let them be independent, there should also be times to be together. There are a lot of important reasons to the science of playing with your baby.
This became incredibly important this last week when my baby was in the hospital. I watched for nearly 8 days, my very active, happy, and mobile son lay there in pain and very unhappy. From the moment he began to regain his strength and desire to play, Lamaze Toys were there!
I love that these toys came at just the perfect time. The bright colors and patterns of our Freddie the Firefly toy caught his attention when he was only feeling well enough to play with his eyes and ears. He perked up when I would crinkle the wings and show him the black and white patterns on the back.
When TJ began to reach and touch with his hands, he loved grabbing and crunching the Discovery Book! This was our best and seemingly only way we could bond with our baby while he was in the hospital. When he was finally off of the IV and monitors, our very mobile baby could sit up next to us with support. This was the best after a LONG week of very little physical contact with him!
The Science Of Playing With Your Baby
I believe in the science of playing with your baby (and all of your children)! Lamaze toys encourage baby to grow and develop through features that promote together-time between parent and baby as well as activities that encourage baby to explore and learn independently.
I believe that the together-time we had to play with these toys, helped him to perk up and increase the speed of his healing. Not only that, but even when he didn’t have the energy to play, he was able to learn and develop simply by looking at the toys too!
My favorite thing about these toys for baby is how appealing they are to the senses, without overstimulating them. The colors, sounds, and feel of the toys all provide something different in terms of play and development. There are no flashy lights, or battery powered buttons. They are simple, yet effective and fun!
Being able to use Lamaze Toys during this tough time in the hospital with my baby, made things a little easier. Now I am excited that now we can share these moments with him at home and continue benefiting from the science of playing with him.