This beautiful, handmade wooden rattle is the only one of its kind and is an excellent first rattle for babies. Handcrafted from one solid piece of rock maple, this rattle is strong and tightly grained, so it will not break apart or splinter. Its durable construction and large size make it an heirloom quality rattle that will be passed from one generation to the next. Its rings were not added separately- the entire rattle is carved from one solid piece of wood. The rings make a very pleasant sound when shaken that is a wonderful sensory experience for any child. Easy to grasp, lightweight enough to shake, and safe enough to use as a teething toy, this versatile rattle makes a wonderful gift for any new baby.
Rock maple comes from the same tree from which maple syrup is produced, making it one of the cleanest and purest of all woods. This rattle has been sanded smooth and left completely unfinished; there is no paint, lacquer, wax, or oil, or any other finish at all on this rattle, making it a safe an healthy choice for your baby.
Handmade in Vermont, USA.
Care: Clean with water or disenfectant with pure grain alcohol (vodka). No soap or detergent. (more details below)
Size: 6.5" long x 1.5" wide
Age: 5 mo+ (this rattle is safe for any age, but babies will enjoy the rattle more once they have developed enough fine motor skills to grasp objects and bring them to and away from their mouths).
F.A.Q. about My Very Own Rattle:
Q: Is MY VERY OWN® Rattle sterile?
A: In its sealed package, MY VERY OWN® is as sterile as the inside of a tree -- probably more so, since much heat is generated in the manufacturing process. It is more nearly sterile than most other objects in a five-month-old's environment. It is best if it is not handled too much by other members of the family, and especially not by visitors.
* Do not use rubbing alcohol, antibacterials, or soap.
Q: Isn't it too big and heavy? What if baby hits himself?
MY VERY OWN® Rattle meets or exceeds all relevant standards for safety, both