MUSIC BOXES AND CASES FOR CHILDREN - BEAUTIFUL TOYS THAT WILL CALM YOUR CHILD
Caskets with a music box, or carousel type music boxes for children, are one of the most beautiful items for a child's room and more. Popular for centuries, they charm young and old generations. What is so fascinating about music boxes? Maybe their beautiful, unique appearance? Or maybe a calming melody? Today we invite you on a magical journey through the kingdom of music boxes!
Music boxes for children with a ballerina - the history of music boxes, the most popular models
To find out more about today's music boxes, we have to move to Switzerland from the 14th century. It was then that classic, wooden music boxes-boxes appeared on the market, which the world has never forgotten. However, it is worth mentioning that the name itself - the music box - refers to the sound-producing mechanism. Thanks to the appropriate sequence of metal projections, the music box could play any, simple melodies. Over time, the characteristic music boxes were placed in various toys, stuffed animals and even clocks. However, we want to focus on music boxes that were not an accessory to a toy or a watch, but were an amazing attraction in themselves.
It took many years to perfect the mechanism of the music box and thus be able to spread it. Wooden caskets of music boxes began appearing in stores in the second half of the 18th century. Hence, this time is officially considered to be the date when the music box was invented. The melodies played by decorative wooden boxes were extremely popular with adults, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries. Back then, people didn't have a radio in their homes, and the longing for music is something that unites all people in the world, regardless of their age. Back then, modern music boxes were able to play a few or even a dozen melodies. The repertoire was quite wide - the music box could play both folk songs and opera arias or church songs. The turntable ended the fame of music boxes. Over time, the music box became a collector's item. In addition, it has permanently entered the market of accessories and toys for children.
Playing music boxes for babies and children, what do they give?
Magic melodies played by music boxes evoke pleasant associations. Delicate sounds are also pleasant to children's ears, they calm down and encourage them to dream. It is believed that the music box is able to soothe a crying baby who, interested in a subtle melody, will be lulled to sleep.
We associate music boxes in two ways: with beautiful, wooden boxes with a music box and a ballerina, known from the 19th century, and ... with motherhood. Perhaps it is the fault of the films that show children's rooms with pastel music boxes supplied. We admit that we have a great weakness for music boxes.
Music boxes for girls and boys, which model to choose?
Currently on the market there are various music boxes - caskets, carousels, music boxes and many others, available in various colors and styles. Willing people can also pay attention to the caskets with music boxes for adults. The vintage music boxes in particular are impressive. This is an ornament that will never go out of fashion!
The best music boxes for girls and boys, regardless of age, are wooden or cardboard music boxes. You will ask why. You have to be careful with plastic toys - the music box should come from a trustworthy manufacturer. One that does not use phthalates and toxic paints to create toys. This is, unfortunately, a common phenomenon. Note that young children chew on toys and play with them intensely, so they are at high risk of absorbing harmful phthalates and chemicals from the products. Sometimes it's better to just give up buying a toy.
Fortunately, the music boxes are available in so many variants that you can easily find the perfect model for your child that will be not only beautiful, but also safe. The most popular music boxes for girls are, of course, boxes with a ballerina or princesses. On the other hand, we recommend magnetic music boxes with animals for boys. In our store you will find great boxes and playing carousels, produced by the sustainable brand Djeco.