Your baby loves reaching out and touching all the amazing things around her, making a baby rattle a wonderful way to encourage her budding tactile, visual, and auditory skills. These rattles run the gamut from organic to modern to seriously educational, ensuring that you'll find just the right baby rattle for your newborn. Baby rattles also make cute and memorable baby shower gifts. Click through to find a rattle that fits with your style.
You're never too young to start a fitness routine! Mama strove to keep up with her prebaby workout throughout her pregnancy, and now that the lil one's arrived, she's getting him gym-ready from the start!
Fred and Friends Buff Baby Dumbell Rattle ($7) is phthalate- and BPA-free dumbbell for tots — wait, a dumbbell for tots? Not really, it is actually a rattle for lil ones in the shape of dumbbell, making it the perfect gift for your expecting gym buddy or pregnant trainer, because body-building babies are just too cute in pictures.
Whenever I visit the MOMA store I find treasures galore. This Wooden Blocks Rattle Set ($18) is a bull’s-eye gift option for any child with tragically hip parents. The small rattles are made of different types of wood and decorated with funny (almost emoticon-inspired) faces. Each rattle produces a distinctive sound so your little one can learn about music while he shakes, rattles and rolls.
Instead of spending another $10 on a rattle that your baby will play with once, create one with items you already have laying around the house.
Take one of junior's old bottles and pour some popcorn kernels into the dry container. Then put a lid on it (without the nipple) and you've got a brand new shaker! Your friends will think you're oh so clever.