Crib hanging toys come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes that all either hang over your baby’s crib or hang on the side of your baby’s crib and rotate over the crib. They are usually very colorful and may have fun and loving characters or objects hanging from them that babies find very interesting. These objects could be animals, stars, rings, shapes, cartoons, cars, fluffy balls, other novelty items and so on. Sometimes the objects will have a reflective surface that babies get very attracted to because it is something completely new to them. While other times they may have soft lights inside which blink and shine gently so they do not put any strain on your baby’s eyes, rather keep them engaged and intrigued.
Crib hanging toys may also have musical chimes or a small music box attached that creates soothing sounds to calm your baby down when they are feeling cranky in their cribs. No matter the design or theme, all babies love crib hanging toys because the toys are very good at grabbing your baby’s attention and making them smile. The sounds they produce are like lullabies to your baby’s ears and most babies can easily watch and listen to the crib hanging toy for long periods of time till they fall asleep. These toys are also very good for babies because they spark their curiosity from a young age and help babies develop object tracing as they search for the source of the moving lights or colorful characters and objects. While seeking out the hanging toys, they also learn to trace sound better by understanding that the sound comes from the toy as it moves over the crib.
Many babies will reach upwards from their laid back position in order to grab the toys and feed their curiosity. This can help them develop their back and neck support as babies exercise their growing bodies to reach for the toy. It makes them learn the result of their own movements and promotes improved balance in your baby. Many parents love these toys simply because they can see their babies smile every time they are laid down in their cribs. Often your baby can feel alone in their crib but with crib hanging toys, your baby will always feel like the hanging toys are watching over them and waiting for them to come up and play. Not only are crib hanging toys great for your baby but also make for an excellent gift to those parents that have a new born baby or are expecting one.