Furry friend — classic soft toys look like reduced and simplified copies of their real prototypes: animals, fish, birds, fairy-tale characters, insects and even vegetables. Through the game, the kid with such objects begins to learn the world. It is useful when the child can associate his toys with real animals, for example, in a village or a zoo. For the sake of variety, you can also purchase fantastic animals — a unicorn, a dragon and other characters. It is important that the toy does not frighten or upset the child. It is better that the face of a teddy bear or other animal is calm and smiling. Handmade oil painting.
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How to choose soft toys for children of different ages. According to international standards, babies under three years old cannot buy toys with any small elements that can come off or come off: plastic eyes and noses, buttons, sparkles, bows. You should be more careful with a mustache made of fishing line: they can prick a child.
The safest toys are those with embroidered or painted faces with a lint-free cashmere, fleece, jersey and cotton coating.
For older children, you can buy soft toys with a short nap made of velor, velvet and plush, made of artificial fur. It is advisable to avoid toys with long pile: hairs can crumble, get into the eyes and mouth.
A good quality toy should be evenly stuffed with safe filler. Sintepon and synthetic winterizer are best suited for this — these are hypoallergenic materials with good durability.
Inside the toy there may be special styrofoam granules that help it sit. At the same time, they develop fine motor skills when the child feels them through the tissue: coordinated finger movements have a beneficial effect on the speech apparatus and intelligence.
Hot-water toys with granule fillers made from natural materials are popular: cherry pits, corn, millet and lavender. They can be heated in the microwave and given to the baby with you to bed: the toys are warm, smell good, soothe and seem almost alive to the child.
It is important to check all the seams on the stuffed soft toy: they must be strong and not diverge anywhere so that the filler remains inside.