Sensory Boxes; The Perfect Baby Shower Gift
A loved one telling you they are pregnant is a very special moment and your family or friendship group getting bigger is always exciting. Often, people feel a lot of pressure to buy the perfect gift for expecting parents though and if your loved one has a baby shower planned, you may be worried about what you should buy them.
Traditionally, people tend to buy baby clothes, hats and other accessories as baby shower gifts, but this results in expecting parents ending up with lots of the same gifts. Not to mention, babies grow so quickly and they might not be able to wear all of the newborn items received at a baby shower. Another popular gift is a sentimental keepsake gift, but more often than not, this ends up collecting dust on a shelf or it stays in the box in a cupboard somewhere.
When you’re going to a baby shower, it’s much more beneficial to think outside the box and buy something that the parents and baby will be able to use together. A sensory box really is the perfect solution for anyone who is trying to buy a baby shower gift for reasons such as;
Something that can be used and enjoyed
Some sensory boxes are specifically designed for newborn babies and they can be used from a very young age. A black and white sensory box, for example, is perfect for the first few months as a baby’s eyesight is still developing and with several textures and sounds to explore, the items in this box will keep them entertained.
You can guarantee that a baby will love playing with sensory toys and props, and they will be intrigued by what each item does. Babies are so curious, even when they’re newborns, and by using a sensory box, they can learn more about themselves and the world around them. Playtime will never be boring when there is a sensory box to hand.
Spend precious time playing together
Unlike other toys that a little one can play with independently, sensory boxes contain several props that are designed to be used by an adult in the presence of a baby. For example, there are so many ways to use an organza scarf or ribbon ring during playtime, but they’re not something a baby can play with by themselves.
Playing with sensory toys and props is a great way for parents to bond with their baby and they can enjoy spending some quality time together. Whilst playing, they will create memories that will be cherished forever and the items in a sensory box make it easier for parents to play with their baby during the newborn stage when many don’t know how to play with their little ones.
Support early years development
Sensory toys and props are designed to stimulate the senses, and they support sensory development. Whilst having lots of fun playing with the items in a sensory box, parents will be helping their baby to reach their first milestones.
Several important skill sets can be developed during sensory play, from gross and fine motor skills to cognitive and social skills, and supporting the development of these skills from a young age is very beneficial. Many sensory toys and props can be used as a baby gets older too and they will continue to be useful during different developmental stages.
Multiple toys in one gift box
As mentioned above, there are so many different items in a baby sensory box and they can be used alone or together to create sensory experiences. Unlike other toys that only have one use and will become boring over time, a sensory box can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Parents don’t need to be experts about sensory play to use sensory toys or props either and many boxes come with play guides to provide some inspiration for playtime. There is no right or wrong when it comes to sensory play either and the items in a sensory box are all open-ended, so they can be enjoyed in several different ways.
Ordering a sensory box online
It’s fair to say that a sensory box is the perfect baby shower gift and if you would like to purchase a baby sensory box for a family member or friend, explore the My Little Goody Box website today. We have a selection of boxes to choose from and you can even make your own sensory box. The sensory boxes we supply have been recommended by Bump2Baby and they've also been seen on the Baby Show Live @ Home and Emma's diary app. So, you can trust that you will be ordering the best sensory box when you turn to My Little Goody Box.