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We ordered this sensory ball for my 18 mo old toddler because recently she's shown an interest in playing with balls. We saw her playing with a conventional, pthalate containing PVC ball at her play gym and so we looked around to find a safe, natural, non-toxic ball option alternative for her. I was a little worried that this ball might be too "young" for her but fortunately that doesn't seem to be the case - she's really been enjoying it! First of all, she's still teething/chewing at this age and she does like to gnaw on the ball and run her tongue along the different textures. She also enjoys dropping it and laughing as it bounces. This ball won't bounce super high like those tiny synthetic rubber bouncy balls but it definitely does still bounce off the floor in a fun way. It's a little small for kicking but sometimes she does knock it about with her feet too. Overall, she is having fun playing with it, and I'm super glad we bought it. It smells really lovely, like all natural rubber, and it feels sturdy and well made. I think she will still get a lot of enjoyment out of this toy for awhile. If they made an even bigger version I would buy that one too when she's a little older, but this one definitely works well for now!
Ok...this is expensive for a ball. However, our son loves it. It’s soft but durable, feels like it will last a long time. It’s a nice size and the textures are prominent while still allowing it to roll like a ball. No hole means it doesn’t deflate when he compresses or chews on it. It’s light enough for small hands to manipulate and throw, but tough enough to withstand said abuse. Natural rubber. I was skeptical at first, but I’m glad we bought it. Just seems much nicer than other, cheaper balls we used before.
This is super durable but my 8 month old really didn’t like it much. The texture of the ball is slick but gritty feeling? It isn’t completely filled with air so he can hold it, but he definitely prefers his big green ball that has bumps on it and it has more of a “sticky” feel. Wanted to love it, just not super impressed!
My son doesn't quite get the hang of balls yet but he loves the sound of this ball bouncing and he loves feeling it with his feet and kicking it. It looks to be high quality and rolls perfectly, as a ball should. The textures are nice, too.
A new favorite. Great for teething and sensory exploration. Soft and lightweight with no hole for water to get in. It's so hard to find a baby ball that isn't made with PVC which is outrageous to me because of the known toxicity, but so glad we finally did.