Best forBabies 3 months and up
Top BenefitsEncourages motor skill development, entertaining colours and textures
ConsiderationsFeatures are limited to rattling sound, textures and ability to roll it as a ball
Bottom lineThe Tiny Love Inspiral Rainstick Ball combines soft sounds of a rainstick with textured ropes and bright colours to stimulate baby’s senses.
When a baby is learning fine motor skills, balls and larger objects can be frustratingly hard to grasp. The Tiny Love Inspiral Rainstick Ball is unique in that its shape involves a spiral cutout that’s perfect for little hands. Shaking the toy, which is about the size of a softball, creates several intriguing sounds and moves the tiny coloured beads inside the clear tube, producing a soothing rainstick effect, while there are different textures to explore in the slightly grippy exterior and the yellow satin ropes that protrude from the top. When the ball is placed a little out of reach, babies will be motivated to move to grab the colourful sphere, helping make tummy time and learning to crawl a little more engaging. And hey, when kids try a new challenge and succeed—without frustration—everyone wins!