Hey! Mummy A here, to let you know of some of the small, natural bits and pieces I have lying around for Squishels to play with the on-the-go: our baby play arsenal.
In my arsenal of small items to give my baby to play with are a set of maracas, a heart-shaped rattle and a bunny teether. Having toys of natural wood makes me as mum a lot calmer about my baby constantly putting things in her mouth. These items are all made with the knowledge that every baby will put everything in their mouths, and so are made with non-toxic paints, pure oils and water-based dyes.
My baby's favourite by far is "Grimm's Rattle Little Heart with Beads". She is absolutely loving it! She loves that she can hold it herself, can bring it up to her mouth and chew it, and that it tastes really nice (I've never been too sure how wood can taste so nice, but she's loving the fresh wood taste combined with pure vegetable oil). It's not too loud that it deafens everyone in a 5m radius when shaken, but still vibrant enough to delight the little one. Unlike her maracas, she hasn't managed to hit her head with the heart-shaped rattle and so doesn't wince every time it gets near her face.
She is also starting to get interested in her little bunny teething ring, similar to this one, and has always enjoyed shaking her maracas since she was strong enough to lift them, but has become a little scared since she hit her head with them (oops!).
My favourite toy to distract my little baby is definitely Grimms Heart Rattle though, as she enjoys it so much and it's so gentle on mummy's ears and baby's mouth. What's in your arsenal of small, fun items for bubs?
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N.B. We've teamed up with Squiggles and Bubbles and The Creative Toy Shop to bring you this review.