Squeaky Toys Can Damage the Ear of Children

Many children love toys that make noise. For some make much more noise, the better. As babies, rattles are your favorite, not only because they are stimulated by touch as well as by the sound they make.

Auditory stimulation is also beneficial for the development of babies, as long as there is a limit to the intensity of sounds.

Sound toys in the baby’s first months

The first senses perceive babies are sight, sound and touch. For this reason, infants express preferences for objects, bright colors, make noise and move, such as mobiles are usually put in the cradles to distract them . In my daughter ‘s room was a little clown hanging from the ceiling, that every time we gave her rope, began to move his head as he sounded a song. My daughter drove her crazy. His eyes shone like stars and began to move his legs , it is the whole body.

Rattles, bells, horns and other toys that make noises, help build the notion of causality in the baby and therefore particularly attractive. But after two years of nursery rhymes awaken a different interest in babies. They need more noise. The musical instruments of percussion, as tambourines, drums and xylophones, attract them, and the noise of telephones, cash registers, fire engines, sirens of police cars or ambulances.

The auditory stimulation is beneficial but can also pose a risk to children. Audiologists warn about the danger of children ‘s toys with high noise level, and advise consumers to monitor the noise level of sound toys, checking if they comply with European legislation (EC). They warn that prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause permanent damage to the ear of children . Key partnership reveals, after a study by researchers at the University of California on the safety of toys, there are many toys that exceed the standards allowed and, therefore, it is necessary that young children always play with the adult supervision.