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Rattles & Shakers

Rattle and shake your way to fun with Small Smart! These rattles and shakers are the perfect way to keep...read more
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Rattle and shake your way to fun with Small Smart! These rattles and shakers are the perfect way to keep your little ones entertained. Made with bright colours and fun shapes, not only are our rattles and shakers fun for your child, but they also help promote important skills development like grasping and coordination! So what are you waiting for? Shop now!

What are rattles for babies and why do they need them

Rattles are a type of toy that helps stimulate a baby's development. They help with hand-eye coordination, sensory development, and auditory development, and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials.

Rattles help develop a baby's auditory skills and can provide sensory input that is calming and satisfying. The gentle rattling of the beads or other objects inside a rattle stimulates a baby's ability to better localise sounds and those who have developed good auditory skills such as this are more likely to speak sooner and with greater clarity.

Additionally, the different textures, shapes, and sizes of rattles can help introduce babies to new sensations in a safe way. Rattles also promote hand-eye coordination as babies learn to grasp and explore them.

The different types of rattles available on the market

There are many different types of rattles available on the market. Some are designed to be used as teethers, others as developmental toys.

Teething Rattles: Teething rattles are specially designed to help soothe a baby's sore gums. They are often made out of soft, pliable materials such as silicone or rubber. Some teething rattles even have textured surfaces that massage the gums as the baby chews on them.

Developmental Rattles: Developmental rattles are intended to help stimulate a baby's senses and promote auditory and motor skills development as discussed above.

How to choose the right rattle for your baby

There are a few things you should take into consideration when choosing a rattle for your baby. The first is the age of your child. Rattles are typically designed for babies 6 months and younger, as this is when they are establishing new skills.

The second thing to consider is the type of material the rattle is made from. Rattles can be made from a variety of materials, including plastic, wood, and metal. You'll want to choose one that is safe for your child to chew on and won't pose a choking hazard.

Some tips on how to use a rattle to stimulate baby development

There are a few different types of rattles on the market, but most work in the same way. The best rattles for baby development are those that make a noise when shaken.

Here are some tips on how to use a rattle to stimulate baby development:

- Hold the rattle close to your baby's ear and shake it back and forth. This will help your baby develop their listening skills.

- Shake the rattle up and down in front of your baby's face. This will help your baby learn to focus on objects and develop their visual skills.

- Place the rattle in your baby's hand and encourage her to explore its texture and shape with her fingers. This will encourage them to become more tactile in their exploration.

At what age do babies use rattles?

By age 3-6 months, babies are able to grasp toys and love baby rattles that make noise. By 6 - 9 months they're developing the ability for finer motor skills as well which allows them new interactive playthings like buttons or music with lights controlled by your little one's hand movements! Ultimately it is up to you when you introduce your baby to a rattle but regardless of age, they will likely find some entertainment through the object.

What is the purpose of a baby rattle?

There are a few purposes that rattles can serve for babies. They can help babies develop their hearing, as well as develop their sense of touch and coordination. Rattles can also be fun for babies and help to stimulate their brains and encourage learning.

What can babies learn from rattles?

Rattles are a great way for babies to learn about cause and effect. When they shake the rattle, they see and hear the results, which helps them understand that their actions can cause things to happen. Additionally, rattles can help babies develop their fine motor skills as they grasp and shake the rattle. And finally, shaking rattles can also help babies develop their sense of rhythm and timing, and are just plain fun! They're a great way for babies to explore their senses and have a good time doing so.

How do rattles help cognitive development?

There are several theories as to why rattles help cognitive development. One theory is that the rhythmic movement required to shake a rattle helps develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Another theory is that the noise made by the rattle helps stimulate your baby's auditory processing and language development. Whatever the reason behind it, there is no doubt that rattles are great for babies' brains!

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