Advice and tips

What does a baby see?

Theoretically, babies can already see when they are still in the womb. However, in contrast to auditory perception, sight is the least developed sense. We explain how a baby’s ability to see evolves in the first months and which toys are appropriate. When new-born babies first see the “light of the day”, they initially see [...]

How picture books can make bookworms even out of babies

Books allow people to immerse themselves in different settings for a short period of time. In the process, they help in the understanding of different perspectives and in gathering new experiences. Here we explain how babies from as young as six months old can discover the world through colourful picture books. Baby’s first picture book: [...]

What level of intelligence does my child have?

Parents naturally question how intelligent their child is. But what precisely is “intelligence”? And why are there not just one, but as many as nine different types of intelligence? Intelligence is the sum of different abilities For most people, intelligence is primarily a number: the intelligence quotient (IQ). This was developed at the beginning of [...]

The children’s room: from baby to small child. What do you need to be aware of?

It feels like one moment you have a baby, and the next they have turned into a small child: time flies and, together with the size of the child, the requirements for furnishings in their room grow. Here we provide you with four tips to enable you to plan for sufficient space for sleeping and [...]

Toys with noises for babies: what should you be aware of?

As an adult, one often craves moments of peace in the noise of everyday life. The same is true for babies, who are exposed to acute sensory overload after having had only a muffled perception of sounds while they were in their mother’s womb. Their ears are considerably more sensitive than those of an adult. [...]

Setting up the nursery properly

There is a baby on the way! During the pregnancy you have plenty of time to think about how to set up the nursery. We offer four key tips about how you can find appropriate, child-friendly equipment for your new arrival. Tip 1: start putting together ideas for the nursery early Pink, blue, cottage-style, vintage [...]

Do babies need toys in their first six months?

What could be better than going shopping full of anticipation for your expected newborn? Some nurseries look like a warehouse even before the baby comes into the world. And after the birth friends and family give toys in all sizes and materials, from rattles to teddy bears. But what do babies really need to play [...]

How do you clean wooden toys properly?

Wooden toys have to put up with a lot: they are treasured, squeezed, thrown around, scattered about on the floor, and taken along to the playground or kindergarten. Babies also love to examine the features of their wooden grabbing toys extensively with their mouths. However, there is no need to be afraid of germs and [...]

When do babies start doing what?

Your little charge makes huge developmental steps in the first months. Your child will never again learn anything as fast as at the start of their life. What are the stages of this learning process? And what are the most significant monthly milestones? Every baby has their own speed In their first year babies develop [...]

How to find toys which are really safe for your baby

Babies explore their environment with all their senses and using their entire body. Toys are no exception, which could pose some hazards. But how do I know that a toy is totally safe for my baby? We give you eight tips that you should keep in mind when buying toys. Tip 1: observe the recommended [...]

Which colours do babies love?

Pink is for girls and blue for boys? Or is that just what adults want, while their child doesn’t care? The myth that babies can only see grey still lingers, however it has been proved to be false. Which colours does your baby really like? Babies see in colour right from the start The sense [...]

Why do children need imagination?

Today a princess and tomorrow an astronaut! The toys suddenly come alive and the child is in control of what happens next. Where does a child’s imagination come from, why is it so valuable for their development, and how can it be stimulated? Real life is practised in a world of fantasy The ability to [...]

Our Selecta guide keeps on growing …

… and we are getting a little bigger every day! So check back on a regular basis. Here you can find valuable tips regarding the greatest times spent with babies and small children, as well as lots of new ideas about wooden toys.