My daughter usually uses her left hand. When she took the rattle I noticed that the giraffe was upside down or on its back. I am also a left handed and I suffered with right handed equipment.
This was a gift for my Daughter intended to help her with teething. It is a very colourful toy with four soft feet that has different textured material. Inside the neck are numerous little plastic balls that vary in colour - which has a similar affect to the rainsticks. Attached to the neck is a bumpy green handle - which my Daughter loves to hold and try to bite.
The legs, the tail and the feet are all made of soft material and the body, neck and head are made of hard plastic.
I think what attracts my Daughter to this toy besides the bright colours are the little balls inside the rainstick. She has played with a larger rainstick before and is fascinated with the moving balls. She always smiles when she sees this toy and always grabs it when going into her toybox.
Other than rattling it, looking at the balls move and chewing it, there is little else to it. However, I certainly cannot complain at the price of this item and the length of time that my Daughter will play with it.
It would be a great prize for a pass the parcel toy or as a Xmas stocking gift.
Fisher Price Rainforest Giraffe Rainstick Rattle
**WHAT IS IT**
This is a rattle that is produced by Fisher Price from the Rainforest range. It is suitable for babies ages 3 months onwards. The rattle has teethable surfaces for your baby to chew on and different textures for your baby to feel. There are rainstick sounds when the rattle is shook.
The rattle comes in a plastic covering which you can see the product inside so you know what it looks like before you buy it.
It has a cardboard back. The front of the cardboard is white and has the Fisher Price logo on the left hand side in red. Underneath this there is the rainforest logo that has a frog, parrot and monkey around it.
The back of the cardboard has the same logos and gives you further information on the rattle in several different languages. There is a website address and contact details provided. The left hand side has a picture of a happy baby playing with a rattle.
Make sure to wash all parts with warm soapy water before the first use and after each use. Then rinse with clean water. Do not immerse the product totally in water as this will harm it. To dry just air dry it. Then just hand it to your child and let them shake it and play with it.
The rattle itself is not much larger than an adults hand. It is in the shape of a giraffe and the body is made out of plastic. Te neck is the rattle part and the legs are made of fabric. The back of the giraffe's head has tags that are blue. The tail is a knot made out of ribbon.
The head and body is hard plastic and is yellow and red. It has a long see-through neck with small brightly coloured balls inside which move around when shook.
There is a handle that is a nice size for tiny hands is between the head and body. This is green in colour with different lumps and bumps. If the baby wants to it can be chewed. Four legs are on the giraffe made out of material. They are skinny legs and big feet. Each foot is different to look at.
One is soft material and is bright orange in colour. The next one is satin material which has different coloured dots on it. The third foot is knitted and textured and red in colour. The last foot is made out of satin and is brightly coloured stripes.
A baby can chew on the handle, the bumpy head of the giraffe, the taggies on the head, the tail and feet So there are lots of things for the baby to explore.
My daughter is only 12 weeks old so she is just starting to hold things. She grabs the handle of this rattle when I put it into her hand and will shake it for a minute or two.
My daughter has started putting the giraffe's head into her mouth. She seems to enjoy the rattle sound. If is different from other rattles and isn't annoying to listen to if it is being shook constantly. My daughter takes great notice when I shake the rattle and follows it when I move it.
My friends son has this rattle and he is 5 months. He loves eating and chewing the head and legs. It costs £6.54 on Amazon for this rattle and I feel it is good value for money. It helps my daughter with her co-ordination and she can explore different textures. She has learnt that when she shakes it makes a noise and she loves this.
The only bad part about this rattle is that as the child gets older it may not be interested in it as it only has a few things to entertain an older baby. It is great from the age of 3 months when a child is learning about touch and textures.