We all love music, and it is believed that a child in the mother's womb can actually hear the mother's voice and music. The ability to listen and enjoy music starts before birth and continues all life long. Music and musical instruments are a blessing to all of us. Many of the musical toys designed for babies today are educational, as they help with the language development in kids and all of them are also fun to play with.
Best Musical Toys For Babies And Toddlers
Musical toys are enjoyed by kids of all ages, including babies. They surely can entertain babies, make them happy and most importantly soothe and comfort them when they are upset.
Lullabies have always helped mothers to calm down their upset and crying babies and it almost always work like a magic. It doesn't matter if you can actually sing a song or not, your babies will enjoy the lullabies you try to sing. I am never confident enough to sing in front of any one other than my little kids. They really seem to enjoy and appreciate what I present before them as songs.
If babies are too upset, little movements like sways along with the songs can definitely help. But sometimes mothers too might be tired and then the music from toys can be helpful. There are times when I just fall asleep with my baby and on situations like that it is simply wonderful to have the music just going on for a few more moments.
Here you can see some simple musical toys that I have found really nice and useful for my babies.
Octoplush From Baby Einstein
Children always love plush toys and when it comes with different tunes in music and also some voices, that is a bonus. This octopus plush toy is very light weight and easy to carry while you travel. In fact you can even carry it in a very small bag. Each hand of the octopus and also the head have press buttons, and one of the hands and head plays the music while other hands says colours and shapes. Both my baby and my toddler still love this toy.
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My babies do not have the below toys, but based on the Amazon ratings and reviews these sound like great musical toys for babies.
|Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Ocean Orchestra Musical Toy|
The Baby Neptune Ocean Orchestra from Baby Einstein introduces your little one to the beautiful world of classical music. Engaging and interactive, Baby Neptune Ocean Orchestra ...
Take Along Tunes From Baby Einstein
This take along tunes from Baby Einstein has been a boon to me as it is light weight to carry when you travel, and also keep the babies and even toddlers entertained with the different and beautiful musical tunes.
Some toys require the buttons to be pressed much harder, which make them suitable for older babies but this one plays the music even with a very light touch from smaller babies. They are so lightweight that babies can hold it in their hands and play the different tunes by themselves.
Flash Beat Drum
An excellent toy to keep your babies and toddlers entertained
We bought this toy for my first child when he was about seven months old. Needless to say, he loved it from the moment he got it. The music played by the drum is quite louder even though you can adjust the sound, if that is a concern for you. But I am actually not concerned about the sound, in fact I love this toy!
The drum can roll on the floor and when it plays the music, colourful bright lights are displayed.
If you press one of the buttons and then beat the drum, different tunes will play for few seconds. if you press the other buttons and then beat the drum, the drum will play different funny sounds.
More Musical Toys For Older Babies And Toddlers
Here you can see few more musical toys I bought when my first child was a few months old, and my second child too plays with these now!
They play music with different modes on and along with fun they are educational toys too as they help the child learn about numbers, colours and shapes. Many of them have both English and Spanish.
Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
Great musical toy for babies and toddlers. Each side of the cube plays different music, and when the baby touches on any side of this cube, it plays beautiful, light music and it also displays colours. The beautiful melodies and instrumental music can easily engage your baby and help them calm down when they are upset.
Most of the musical toys displayed above have been enjoyed by my babies and they love to play with these. I hope this will be helpful to you too if you are looking for musical toys for babies.