I never stressed the importance of small, graspable toys with my first. It wasn’t something I thought much about. She had one froggy toy that hung from her car seat and didn’t pay much mind to it. He crinkled when touched, his belly full of small balls rattled, but it just wasn’t for her. It took me a while to realize that perhaps she just wasn’t developmentally ready for the vibrant colors he offered. Or maybe her small arms couldn’t reach to grab him. Once she discovered the black, red, and white rings I had on her stroller, she seemed more interested. Now with baby #3, I’m more familiar with baby stages and what interests them. SmartNoggin created developmentally appropriate toys for babies- NogginRings and NogginStik, which both feature just what babies like- simple colors, various textures, a soft rattle, and even a light up face (on the NogginStik!)
For the first few months, babies eyes process red, black and white. The people of SmartNoggin toys knows that- their NogginRings are made just for little ones who are just getting use to the world around them. The soft flexible rings are large so baby can grasp, and the colors are perfect for their developing eyes.
NogginRings can be hung or held by baby. It is easy to toss it in the diaper bag and go, or hang it from the car seat so baby can watch it gently spin with movement.
The NogginStik was introduced to us by a friend. This is one of those toys that kids of ALL ages seem to be attracted to. I admit, I have fun making the colors magically change on the NogginStik from green to red and blue. The bottom of the NogginStik features a mirror, and I’ve caught my 7 month old teething on the nubby middle.
The NogginRings ($18.99) and NogginStik ($24.99) can be purchased at SmartNoggin Toys. You can enter to win a set of SmartNoggin toys by filling out the form below!