Lamaze toys are extremely popular toys for pre-school children. The Lamaze Infant Development System concentrates on three stages of development in children that occur within the first two years of their life.
The first group of Lamaze baby toys is the "Awakening the Senses" group and focuses primarily on touch and sound. This range includes brightly coloured toys, playmats, soft touch books and soft mobiles. All of them attract the eye with their varied patterns and colours. In addition, the objects all have different textures and often produce sounds. For example, a soft toy could have legs made of different colours to its body or they could be patterned. One of the limbs might contain a bell, whilst another might crinkle like paper when touched. Each part of the toy is different in some way, whether in colour or in texture.
Lamaze toys develop as the baby develops. The next stage of development is "Exploring and Experimenting", which is designed for babies from 6 months onwards. Again, there is a similar range to the earlier toys but they encourage the children to further explore with them. There might be slightly more sophisticated functions on the toys.
From 9 months onwards, babies become much more mobile and their motor skills are fast developing. Toys in this "Moving and Doing" range include toys which have musical notes that the baby can play. Other common toys in this range are stacking toys or sorting games and activities encouraging the baby to really interact with the toy.
Toys produced by Lamaze have common elements irrespective of which stage they are designed for. Primarily, they are soft with a wide range of textures, patterns and colours. They often have rings or things that the baby can hold onto and they are all designed with the baby's safety very much in mind.