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As soon as the melody of a musical box sounds, you will probably think of your own childhood. For more than 200 years, this sleeping aid for babies exists. At the very beginning there was a musical box, but nowadays you will rather find soft toys with musical boxes inside. The gentle music will accompany your little one while falling asleep. More information >
You should consider a few things when buying a musical box for your little one. Good musical boxes have a clean sound quality, but do not play the music too loud. In the end it’s an aid to get your little one to sleep.
Well-known manufacturers such as Sterntaler or Nattou offer musical boxes in the form of a baby toy. The actual musical box is hidden inside the toy. Either you can pull them out of the toy or they are integrated. Thus you can was your musical toy by Sterntaler at 30° in the washing machine if necessary. Products by Nattou can be washed at hand.
Please consider that the article is not provided with the link “Decoration article”. Even if the purpose of decoration for a musical box by Sterntaler or Nattou should not be overlooked, your little one should be a lot to cuddle with it.
The melody of musical boxes plays an important role and is a great aid for getting babies to sleep. Sterntaler or Nattou like to use the conventional lullabies which have a calming effect. Very modern models are equipped with an MP3 player which enables you to play rock songs. That might be a funny idea, however, please avoid it for your little one’s healthy sleeping rhythm. Loud music often prolongs the process of falling asleep and makes the sleep more restless.
A lot of parents want a melody which they know from their own childhood. Besides the wonderful memories, experience speaks for a certain song/melody as aid. The musical boxes by Sterntaler and Nattou are available in different versions. Sterntaler also offers exchangeable musical mechanism. If a song is played too often in your child’s room, you do not have to exchange the whole toy but only the musical box.
You can put the musical box onto your belly during pregnancy to get your little one get used to the melody. As has been proved, your baby is able to notice noises from outside.
The conventional musical box such as one from Sterntaler or Nattou is contructed on a simple principle: You pull a string and the melody starts to play. The musical mechanism is durable and functions without power. More modern versions with MP3 player need a power supply. Thus, please think about having a stock of suitable batteries at home. Otherwise the melody will stop and you do not have this aid.
From the principle, saving is right, but looking on the musical part of the toy, the price does not play any role. High-quality products by Nattou or Sterntaler can be lifelong companion for your little one thanks to the good manufacture.
Different versions of a musical box enable you to choose between some. A lot of models look like normal toys, they just have this pull-up string for the musical mechanism. Colours differ between pink for girls, blue for boys and neutral colours. Neutral colours are the best choice if you do not know the gender yet.
Either way, check out beforehand if you would like to use the toy for your children’s room or take it with you in the stroller. In the end, a musical box is a great aid for getting any baby to sleep.
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