How Gobstopperz Helps With Baby Brain Development
As parents, we always look for ways to give our kids the best start at life.
And no matter what, we want them to thrive, grow and succeed. So, we hunt out the best of the best for our kids. Often spending far more than we should!
Thankfully, there are some affordable items out there that can make a real difference in their brain development.
Gobstopperz are more than just an adorable (and affordable) soother accessory! Our versatile cuddly range can help with many aspects of baby brain development, both at home and on-the-go.
Let’s take a look at how Gobstopperz help with coordination, self-settling, and sensory play.
How Gobstopperz Helps With Baby Brain Development Coordination
Newborn babies are not able to associate their eyes with what their hands are doing. They might be looking one way, while their hands are doing something completely different over the other way! A lot of the time their hands aren’t in their line of sight, so they aren’t even aware of them.
After a few months, a baby has become more aware of their hands and that they can mobilise and use them. This is when they might start batting or grabbing at toys hanging from their play gym. With practice, the batting becomes less random and more intentional as they learn to control their hands. This is when hand-eye coordination is established.
Gobstopperz are also a great tool for a young baby who is learning or mastering hand-eye coordination. They can be attached to play gyms, car seats, prams, and cot bars so baby can practice their coordination wherever they go!
Once a baby learns to self-settle, they (and their parents!) will be getting better sleep with fewer disruptions. Self-settling can be aided by a soother or cuddly.
From around five months of age, a baby is able to locate and pick up their soother or cuddly for themselves. That means they can calm and settle themselves back down without relying on a parent. This is known as a positive sleep association.
Positive sleep associations help your baby to feel better about falling asleep by themselves.
If they only ever fall asleep with you rocking or comforting them, this becomes their trigger for falling asleep. By creating a sleep association with a cuddly or a soother, your baby is then able to settle and sleep more independently – giving everyone a bit more freedom!
A Gobstopperz cuddly is perfect for aiding self-settling as they can be attached to a soother, making it easier to find and pick up in the cot. They are also made of soft, comforting fabric that helps to calm your baby if they are feeling upset.
Activities that stimulate the senses are known as sensory play. When babies touch new objects, feel different textures, hear new sounds, or see something new, they are learning through their senses. This helps your baby to develop creatively, cognitively, physically, and socially.
Sensory play is also helpful for babies when they become upset, as it distracts them and focuses their attention on something different and interesting. Sensory learning also takes up a lot of focus and energy meaning they will be tired and ready to sleep at bedtime!
Gobstopperz are fantastic for sensory play as they are made from a range of soft and snuggly fabrics with various textures, colours, and patterns. They also have satin loops attached to the bottom to further enhance the sensory experience.
As you can see, Gobstopperz are fabulous for boosting your baby’s brain development. They come in a range of fun and funky fabrics as well as two different sizes.
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