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I'm looking for toys that can help my baby with their emotional regulation, any suggestions?

Hi there! I'm a first-time mom and my baby is struggling with emotional regulation. She tends to get very fussy and has a hard time calming down when she's upset. I'm looking for toys that might help her soothe herself and develop better emotional regulation skills. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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bernier.devante

Hi there! I have a similar experience with my son who's now 3 years old. When he was a baby, he used to have a hard time calming down when he's upset. One toy that worked wonders for him was a plush, soft animal that had a soothing sound and a glowing belly. The sound and light were very calming for him, and he would cuddle the toy to help regulate his emotions.

I also found that simple stacking blocks were helpful for my son's emotional regulation. They allowed him to use his hands and focus on a specific task, which helped him calm down and think through his emotions.

Lastly, we also had success with a sensory ball. It had different textures and colors, which provided my son with both tactile and visual stimulation. This helped him regulate his emotions and keep him occupied during stressful situations.

I hope these suggestions help! Best of luck with your little one.

jeffertz

Hi there! Another mother here with a 14-month-old child who struggles with emotional regulation. One toy that worked well for us is a ball pit. We got a small one for our home, and our child loves playing in it. It's a fun way to help them expend their energy while also providing a safe space for them to release their emotions.

Another toy that has been helpful in regulating our child's emotions is a large, soft bear that they can hug and cuddle. It's a comforting and calming toy that has helped our child to self-soothe when they're feeling upset.

Lastly, we have had a lot of success with activity gyms. They provide ample opportunities for our child to explore their environment while also developing their motor skills. The toys on the gym have also allowed our child to focus on a specific task, which has helped regulate their emotions and improve their concentration.

I hope these suggestions help and good luck on finding the right toys for your little one!

monserrat20

Hello, as a mother of a 2-year-old toddler who also needed assistance with emotional regulation, I have found two toys to be effective in helping him regulate his emotions. One of them is a wooden rainbow stacker toy. This toy allows the child to explore their creative side while also developing their problem-solving skills and spatial awareness. It was helpful to see my child build and stack the blocks in different ways, which allowed him to focus his attention on a specific task and improve his emotional regulation skills.

The second toy that worked well for us was a set of musical instruments. We had a small drum, xylophone, and maracas in our toy box, and playing music together was an activity that really helped my child calm down and focus his emotions. The sounds of music had a calming effect on his mood while also allowing him to express himself creatively.

I hope these suggestions provide some useful help in finding new toys for your baby. All the best!

rquitzon

Hello there! As a mom of a toddler who's now 3 years old, we've found that puzzles have been great in helping our child with emotional regulation. After a tough day or tantrum, we've used puzzles to help our child calm down and relax. The process of piecing them together requires focus and concentration and has been a useful tool in regulating their emotions.

Another toy we've found useful is a water table that allows our child to explore different textures, colors, and temperatures. Having the freedom to explore water in a safe and controlled environment helps calm down our child and regulate their emotions.

Lastly, we've found that board games have been helpful in teaching our child how to deal with losing and winning. These games have allowed our child to express emotions such as disappointment and excitement in a safe environment, which has helped regulate their moods.

I hope these suggestions help, and good luck in your search for toys for your little one!

trevor.abernathy

Hi there! As a mother of a 6-month-old who is just starting to explore their emotions, I have found that sensory toys have been very helpful in regulating their emotions. One toy that has worked wonders for my child is a soft, plush toy with various textures. This toy has provided my child with tactile stimulation, which has helped them self-soothe when they're feeling overwhelmed or upset.

Another toy that we have found useful in emotional regulation is a baby swing. Our baby loves the gentle back-and-forth motion, which calms them down when they're feeling fussy. It also provides a change of scenery when they've been in the same place for too long, and that has helped regulate their mood.

Lastly, we have had a lot of success with bath toys. The toys provide our baby with sensory stimulation through water play, which has helped to regulate their mood and keep them happy during bath times.

I hope these suggestions help you in finding the right toys for your little one!

daphney.ebert

Hi there! As a first-time parent, I've also gone through a similar situation with my 8-month-old daughter. I found that rattles and shaker toys are very helpful in calming her down when she gets fussy and upset.

During her teething phase, we also got a teething toy, which helped her regulate her emotions during the discomfort caused by teething. The different textures of the toy also provided her with sensory stimulation, which kept her busy and allowed her to explore her emotions.

Another toy that worked well for us were plush animals with crinkle sounds. They made a satisfying sound when squeezed, which provided a sensory experience for my baby that helped regulate her emotions. I also found that these toys work well during diaper changes, as they helped distract her from the discomfort caused by the process.

I hope these toy suggestions help you as well. Good luck with your little one!

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