Perpetual changes that characterize our world today, as we know it, are keen to leave an inched print in every aspect of our life. The reality of this statement couldn’t be made clearer, if not by the radicalized but clearly thought ideas that are incorporated into the least of products the society has to offer, toys.
Did you know that toys are no longer ‘just toys’? Manufacturers have found a way to incorporate new designs in the bid to magnify their market reach, and also to increase the applicability of their products, thus the birth of squishy toys in as early as 1976. Squishy toys, just as the name suggests, are soft, damp, yielding and can literally be squeezed, but automatically regain shape. Just to satisfy your curiosity, the soft nature and the ability to regain shape, is made practical by the material used for the squishy toys. Thermo Plastic Rubber, or to the chemistry enthusiasts, polyurethane foam, is the material used in the realization of squishy products. The toy is filled with a malleable gel or can be made of a special kind of rubber, the closed-cell polyurethane form. The gel or the special rubber is to facilitate the ability to regain form, especially when the toy is used as a stress ball.
Moreover, squishy products are meant to serve two supreme functions, as toys for kids and as stress balls for adults. The first part that touches on squishy toys, is as direct as the explanation can get. However, the application as stress balls needs shedding of light. Most are familiar with stress and its defects in our lives, and more importantly are the ways of reducing stress, already known to us. Stress can be reduced through supplements, having companions, exercising et cetera. In line with exercising, the features that accompany squishy toys makes it ideal to be used as stress balls. When stressed, humans tend to clench their fists, which leads to release of energy thus relaxation. Other than acting as a stress reliever, squishy toys also strengthen the hand and wrist muscles.
Additionally, squishy toys can be categorized in different fields, ranging from sizes, design styles, colors, to squishy levels. Squishy toys are of several styles, each mimicking a different product, structure or even animals. When purchasing it for your baby, know your babies taste, of course, kids have a taste. In cases where the intention is to use as a stress ball, you need to check on the softness, since there are cases where customers have complained about stiffness.
In conclusion, the ability of squishy toys to serve both as a source of entertainment for your kid and as a stress reliever to you makes it a product worth the penny. Based on diversified reviews by consumers, squishy toys are loyal servants and live to their expectations. Make an effort to acquire one, as rarely do entertainment walk side by side with health benefits.