I love when infants first start reaching for toys and showing interest in things other than striped shirts and copious amounts of sleep. I still remember that moment with my first baby when she first grabbed a toy and pulled it into her mouth to nibble on! Seems like that was just yesterday, but in reality three year ago. Baby T is now four months old and he is interested in objects, especially those he can hold himself. This adorable wooden rattle from Plan Toys is something he really likes. I think the cute face and the contrasting colors are what draws him to it, for a taste test of course!
The handle on this little rattle is rather thick, I think a slightly thinner handle would have made it easier to grasp - especially for chubby fingers like my munchkin. I think when his motor skills are a little more developed, it will be easier for him. As of now it is hard for him to get it near his mouth to chew on, as you can imagine that can frustrate a little infant, everything must be tasted! Though the rattle is recommended for ages 0+, realistically your infant will not hold it until three months, and will hold it more comfortably around five months - so consider that when making a purchase. This rattle costs $10.99, which may be more than you plan to spend on a rattle. I think it is a good price for a quality wooden toy such as this, considering we have had nothing but success with the Plan Toys brand. What's your infant's favorite toy?