Baby’s First Toy

After Chloe’s first play date with Ava and Lorenzo, I thought it might be time to get her an infant-specific toy. I started looking at options online and really liked…

The wooden Anelina Rattle Teething Ring and the Tulpino Rattle, both by the German toy maker Selecta. I loved their simple design and materials. Unfortunately, neither of these seem to be available locally, so…

Instead, Daddy brought home a Rombino Rattle Ring (0+months). I was delighted to see her grasp the toy after I placed it in her hand, and then and bring it up to her mouth all by herself! Two other toys that Daddy couldn’t resist was a Chick-ita (not shown) and a Ballino. The Chick-ita sounds like a mini maraca and the Ballino is made of beech wood, with ecological, water-based, non-toxic lacquer. It is one of those really great structural toys that looks good just sitting on a desk – fun for adults too. 🙂

“Babies learn soon to comprehend the world around them: holding, observing, putting everything in their mouths – A baby explores their surroundings with all their senses…”

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3 Responses to “Baby’s First Toy”


  1. 1 Marcy February 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    We used to have the rombino rattle too! It is now lost… gone to that play area in the sky along with 5 pacifiers and several other toys… but all those that are fun to play with and get taken everywhere are often lost, so that’s a vote of confidence in our family! I hope Chloe likes it too.

  2. 2 Pina February 6, 2009 at 2:29 am

    What I like about these toys are colors and that they look so plain. As you wrote – fun for adults too. 🙂

  3. 3 Cheap Toys February 7, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    those are really colourful looking toys!


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