Best Rattles of 2019

Best Rattles of 2019

January 1, 2019

Best Rattles of 2019

Best Rattles of 2019
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Let your baby shake, rattle and roll with these sweet toys.Best Rattles of 2019

For thousands of years, babies have been shaking, banging and teething on rattles. It’s no wonder they’re such a hit.

They help teach wee ones about cause and effect and let them put into practice their developing dexterity. But many of today’s rattles look nothing like the old-fashioned, ball-with-a-handle rattles that come to mind. Modern rattles come in all different shapes, but their goal is the same: entertain and amuse curious tots.

Let your baby shake, rattle and roll with these cool picks:

Soothing Sounds

Because this rattle mimics the sound of falling rain, you won’t care a bit that your baby is playing with it nonstop. All the finger holes make it a cinch for your wee one to grasp, and even seeing the beads cascading down the center is calming. Bigger tykes can roll it to make the same sound effect.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3 months-3 years
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 6 inches

A Teether, Too

Even tiny hands can hold the lightweight Winkel and shake it to make the middle cube give off a faint rattle. But what babies like best about this toy is its brightly colored, plastic loops. They’re soft, pliable and perfect for teething babies to gum. For extra relief, refrigerate it before playtime to soothe soreness. The loops are made from polyurethane and are free of BPA and PVC.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0 months+
Dimensions 5 x 4 x 3.5 inches

Wearable Rattle

These soft wristlets, which fasten with Velcro, make crinkling and subtle rattle sounds to encourage your baby to look and reach for their hands. The set comes with a pair of brightly colored booties adorned with friendly insects to attract your wee one’s attention, too.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-6 months
Dimensions 2.8 x 1.2 x 5.5 inches

Heirloom Quality

Most of the time, parents can’t wait to get rid of toys as soon as kids are done with them. But this durable rattle is pretty enough to pass down. Made from maple wood and finished with organic beeswax and flaxseed oil, the rattle is safe for baby to put in their mouth. Customize the color of the middle disks to your baby’s nursery or have their name and birth details—date, time, length and weight—laser engraved to create a keepsake.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+
Dimensions 3.75 x 4.5 inches

Baby's First Maracas

Your tiny dancer will be busting a groove in no time with the help of these maraca-like rattles. Placed in your baby’s palm, these egg-shaped forest animals each make a slightly different sound when shaken (it comes with three). They’re colorful, fun and the noise will make you want to whip out your party hat.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3 months+
Dimensions 2.25 x 2 x 2.75 inches

Simple but Effective

Who knew one little ring could be so much fun for a baby? Thousands of moms, that’s who. The Sassy Ring Rattle comes in high-contrast colors newborns can actually focus on and has multiple textures for teeny fingers to feel. The ring shape is easy for babies to hang onto and stick in their mouths (they’re BPA and paint free). Other fun elements: tiny beads that move inside the ring and mini-rings that click-clack together when shaken.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-12 months
Includes 5 x 0.5 x 5 inches

Coffee Table Approved

Like something out of science class, this flexible web of wooden rods and beads fascinates grown-ups just as much as babies. Your little one can watch the beads make plinking sounds as they slide back and forth, and happily gnaw on the wood. But don’t worry, it’s made with a non-toxic, water-based finish. And, because the rattle has elasticized string in it too, your child will enjoy smushing this down to see it bounce back to shape when they’re older. Even better? It’s attractive enough to leave out when company comes over. (There’s also a colorful version.)

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0 months+
Dimensions 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches
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