Now that Layla is six weeks old, I can see her becoming more aware of her surrounding. It’s fascinating to watch her becoming fixated on colorful things around the room. One of her favorite things to gaze at is our blue and red floral curtain. And when she’s in the stroller, she looks up at the hood but there’s not much there to keep her interest, so I decided to buy her a stroller toy to keep her engaged and nurture her development.
Looking around the Babys R Us, I became dismayed at the cacophony of colors that surrounded me. I come from a family of visual artists and once considered a career in fine arts, so color is not something that I shy away from. However, the amount of color and light in children’s toys nowadays are overpowering to the point I started getting a headache. I walked away from the toy section and researched to find a toy that would not overstimulate her.
I came across the Haba Blossom Stroller Chain and was delighted with the find. It’s thoughtfully designed and well crafted toy made by the Eco-friendly German Company, Haba. It was important for me to stay away from toys made in China the recent controversy of toxic toys and lack of quality control there. Further more when Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) fails to recall toys that are tainted with lead; it’s important for parents to well research any products.
The Eco-friendly Stroller and Infant Seat Toy
- The stroller chain is colorful but well edited so it won’t overwhelm even the most sensitive babies. (My Layla seems to fall into that group).
- I really love the smiley faces on the flower. Just makes you smile instantly and will certainly bring a smile to your baby.
- It’s really well made and have gotten rave reviews from many parents.
- Easily attaches and detaches so you can use it anywhere. It can also attach to the infant seat as well as the stroller.
- Learning Skills: Early Motor and Sensory
- Dimension: 23.5 in.
The Haba Stroller Chain retails for $24.99. It’s a bit pricey but I decided that having fewer toys made exceptionally well and safe is better than having more but being uncertain if it is a safe toy for your child to play with.
[This post was written by Susie Kim.]
While this is designed for a slightly older child (how fast they grow), I like the Pepe the Pilot toy from Latitude Enfant. It can hang off a stroller, is designed for Early Motor skills and Sensory play and is just $15 at Landbridge Toys.