This fair trade lion baby rattle is handmade from cotton yarn. The cotton yarn gives the rattle a lovely sensory touch. The body and arms of the lion have a squishy feel to them that babies will love to squeeze. When the rattle is moved it makes a lovely sound that will stimulate your babies sense of hearing and the blocks of colours will draw your baby’s vision. Stick rattles are great for babies as they improve their grasping skills they can hold onto it and wave it around to make the gentle rattle sound.
We were amazed to find out that rattles for babies go back to the 2nd Century BC! Over the years baby rattles have been made out of all kinds of materials, such as silver and gold, material, knitted and even ground out bones. In Victorian times, rattles were given as christening presents and often handed down from generation to generation. Today we know that rattles ca help to develop babies recognition and hand-eye co-ordination. We found this article about a 2.500 year old rattle that was found by archaeologists fascinating, just here
This is another Pebble toy. We love the Pebble toy range due to the ethos they have around the people that make these toys. As you will have seen on other Pebble toys that we stock, each toy is handmade in Bangladesh by the extremely skilled artisans at Hathay Bunano ps. These work opportunities in rural Bangladesh change lives, as they enable women to remain in their villages with their families and provide flexible working opportunities. Without Pebble, these women would have to migrate to the cities to find work and leave their families for weeks or even months at a time. By purchasing Pebble fair trade toys, you are helping to improve lives and the life chances of future generations.
This lion baby rattle is fair trade and handmade and is easy to care for being machine washable and is suitable for babies from birth and up.
These lovely rattles come in other animals including a donkey and giraffe.
Approximate size: 21cm long and 7cm width head (due to the handmade nature of these toys, size can vary and dimensions are for a guide only).