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The problem with babies is that - crying, feeding and filling nappies apart - they can't do a lot! Consequently, there aren't a lot of toys for the age range 0+. These wrist rattles from Sassy are an exception. They are suitable from birth both in the sense that they are not dangerous and in the sense that they will provide enjoyment for your baby.
Baby Loz's wrist rattles were a welcome gift from a friend, but they are available to purchase for around £6 at John Lewis amongst others. There are two rattles in each set, one for each wrist. The set we received included what I think is a lion, though it could be a teddy bear (?!), with ribbon tags as a mane, and a mouse with very cute, large, folded ears. Other sets may have different characters.
The rattles attach to the wrist with a strip of velcro that is attached to a band. At a pinch, I can get these round my wrist so they are nice and loose for a baby. Although called 'wrist rattles' they will also go around an ankle. Little Loz likes to flail his hands and legs and hear the rattle. He also likes to look down at his feet when he has one on. The big eared mouse seems to particularly draw his attention. At an early age, when many people gift rattles, most babies lack the hand eye coordination to grasp and shake it. This is not an issue with these items. As they are attached to the baby they can learn cause and effect as they realise that an arm wave gives a rattling sound. The velcro wrist strap also reduces the potential for these items to be lost when out and about. If you fear that baby is being driven mad by constant rattling, the velcro can be hooked around a pram handle.
The pack the rattles came in has some claims on and ideas for interaction. I find the claim that it 'develops' and 'inspires' hearing a little odd! I don't think there are legions of babies who are deaf for want of a sassy wrist rattle. There's also some gumph about transferring your scent to the rattle to 'help her calm herself during a cranky time'. There's really no need to over egg this product with this copy. Baby's like rattles. Baby's have problems holding and manipulating rattles. Putting a rattle on a wrist bend gives baby an opportunity to interact with a object that they would not normally have. And that's it! It's a nice little product just based on this. You and your baby will enjoy it! It's a lovely gift too for anyone who is expecting a new baby. Despite the claims, I'd still give this 5 DooYoo stars. Great rattles. Simple.
The Sassy Wrist Rattles will keep your little one amused for hours on end with their bright colours and fun rattle sounds. The Wrist Rattles have a soft rattle sound, bright colours and fun textures which engage baby's developing sense of touch. Features Suitable from 0 Months+ Bright colours and fun textures