My Personal Experience with the Oball Rattle Ball
The Oball Rattle Ball was one of the first toys I introduced to JC and it quickly became the family favorite. This was the best $4.99 I’ve spent!
This toy has many uses and can be used from the time your baby is ready to grasp objects, all the way through toddlerhood. I introduced the Oball Rattle Ball to JC when he was about 2 months old. At that time he was just getting comfortable with swatting his hands at the dangling objects that hung from his activity mat.
Newborn and Infant Play with the Oball Rattle Ball
In the beginning, JC would study this ball for extended periods of time, trying to discover how to grasp it. Eventually, while playing with this toy, he learned how vital his thumbs were when it came to grabbing objects. The 29 holes that make up the ball makes it really easy for little hands to hold on.
Once he got the hang of it, JC would move the ball from hand-to-hand, watching intently as the ball moved from side-to-side. You could almost see the wheels turning in his brain as he learned what this foreign object could do.
Soon after, he discovered the art of gum massage when transitioning the ball from hand to mouth. The Oball Rattle Ball is so flexible and soft, it acts as a great teether when new teeth come in.
He also loved shaking it and listening to the beads rattling inside.
Toddler Play with the Oball Rattle Ball
As JC continues to grow in his toddler years, we still enjoy playing with the Oball for all the reasons you’d use a regular ball:
- catching (or learning to catch)
Helps with Development
- Babies learn hand-eye coordination.
- Sight – the bright colors mesmorize little babies!
- Touch – the smooth texture feels good around baby’s hands and gums.
- Hearing – babies love a good rattle! And it’s great that they’re actually able to see the beads that are making the sound.
Soothes Teething Pain
Feels great against baby’s gums when new teeth come in.
Small and lightweight in size, you can take this ball with you almost anywhere. Just throw it in baby’s diaper bag!
Stands the test of time and baby/toddler’s rough handling. This toy has lasted us 2 years and it’s in perfect condition.
Easy to Clean
Super easy to clean, just wipe it down with a Lysol wipe.
Did I mention that it’s only $4.99? That’s less than my Starbucks order! Buy one for the house and one for the diaper bag so you always have a toy on hand.
As you might’ve guessed, I highly recommend this toy. I love that this toy can be used for so many stages in your young child’s life. Here is what I enjoy most about the Oball Rattle:
- Helps with dexterity
- Helps with hand-eye coordination
- Soothes gums from teething pain
- Bright colors
- Smooth, soft texture
- Easy to clean
- Can be used for years
- Lightweight so you can take it anywhere
Note: the manufacturer issued a recall in 2017. The product was redesigned and put back out on the market. If you purchase this toy, purchase it new so you don’t have to worry about whether or not this toy has been recalled.