If you as a parent have already purchased the right stroller for your baby, you will naturally want to know what clever accessories are available for the buggy. Particularly popular are pram chains that can be hung over the baby's viewing area in the pram. The colorful chains with baby toys have just the right length to be stretched between the two sides of a stroller. This prevents the pram chain from sagging, but also prevents the baby toy from being stretched too high and too tightly over the toddler in the pram.
Materials of toys of a pram chain
The individual elements of a pram chain can be made of different materials. So the baby toy can be made of pure wood or even fabric. But also a combination of wood and fabric elements is possible when buying a pram chain for the baby. It is particularly important when buying a pram chain that the material is free of any harmful substances. Parents can easily determine this by checking the inspection seal on the item when they purchase a stroller chain, which many stroller chains carry. In addition , many children tend to reach for the elements of a stroller chain and put them in their mouth as a baby . Therefore, the components of a stroller chain for the buggy, which are made of fabric, should be easily washable. The wooden elements, on the other hand, should be easy to wipe and disinfect. Furthermore, wooden elements of a pram chain should only be knitted with environmentally friendly paints that are completely harmless on contact with the mouth. Unpainted wood, on the other hand, is unsuitable as an element for a baby necklace, as it can have splinters and is difficult to wipe off due to the lack of a rough surface. In addition, when buying a pram chain, care should be taken to ensure that the individual elements do not have sharp edges so that the toddler cannot injure himself while playing.
Chain elements of baby toys for the pram
The chains with toys consist of different elements that offer the child enough variety during the ride. These include, for example, stuffed animals, wooden toys, rattles or rings. In addition, the chains can also contain mirrors with which the child can see and perceive itself. In addition, the chain for strollers can contain beads or balls made of wood, which rotate when moving and grasping. Particularly obese are also teething rings with which the child can test chewing ability. Metal bells can also be used as toys, as they ring when the wind blows and when the child grabs them, attracting their attention. Very popular are also picture books for older children, which the offspring can grab and leaf through. In this way, the child can perceive little stories at an early age, which stimulate the child's imagination during long walks. There are no limits in the selection of the different theme worlds for the individual motifs of a chain. From a funny train made of wood, to creative stuffed animals, to a pink princess, everything can be included. A pram chain can be thematically adapted to boys or girls when the elements are put together.
What advantages does a pram chain offer the child?
A pram chain offers many advantages for the offspring, but also for the parents, so that they should not be missed on the buggy in the first years. The pram chain, for example, provides distraction, especially when children have long rides in the pram. Whether long walks in the woods with the buggy or a long shopping trip with mum in the shopping centre, thanks to the pram chain the little ones are kept busy for a long time and don't whine around so easily.
But the chain with toys also arouses the curiosity of the children and provides entertainment for the little ones. The chain can also be attached to a baby seat and keeps the baby busy, for example, when you have to spend a long time with the doctor in the waiting room or at the bus stop.
In addition, the play instinct of the little ones is encouraged. In this way the child begins to perceive its environment more quickly and the figures and toys create excitement during the ride. Although the child is not yet able to perceive all things sharply in the first few months, it recognizes contours and colors, so that the colorful chains are ideal for discovering the surroundings. With the mirror, the child can soon recognise itself and see facial expressions of its own face. However, the mirror on the chain also reflects the light of sunrays and thus creates stimuli that encourage the child to grasp the chain. Sounds of bells and rattles provide acoustic stimuli and improve children's hearing.
By holding balls and stuffed animals, motor skills are also promoted and improved. The senses are also trained and developed through the combination of grasping and perception of sounds and movements.
Teething rings as an element of a pram chain, on the other hand, are beneficial as pain relief when teething. Chewing around on the elastic material can be pain-relieving, so that fewer tears are shed when the little ones are teething.
Of course, parents also have more peace and quiet when the child is busy with the pram chain. This way, parents can talk in peace, read a little or do their weekly shopping carefree, without a lot of screaming.
For what age is a pram chain suitable?
From the very first months in the pram, parents can buy a pram chain and thus encourage the little ones' play instinct. Since the individual elements of the chain are designed very large, the little ones cannot swallow the pieces while chewing. Of course the elements should be made of robust materials that the child cannot tear or bite through. The child can use a pram chain until he or she can sit in the pram. If the child has already reached an age where he or she can sit upright in the buggy, the chain no longer becomes interesting, as the child would prefer to discover the surroundings while sitting down and driving. Then the chain should rather be removed and can be given away or used for younger siblings. In addition, a stroller chain is generally a great gift for expectant parents, especially for those who have already purchased a stroller or buggy. But the chain can also be easily hung above the cot and keeps the child occupied while lying down.