(Play Monster $19.99)
These three colorful shapes don’t really look like balls, as they are called. But they do roll around and that’s not all. Soft and pliable they can be stretched, smushed and twisted. They are stackable, chewable and easy for baby’s chubby little hands to grasp, toss and roll. Add to that they are dishwasher safe, so they are easy to keep clean. Made of silicone, they are phthalate and latex free. Fun for infants for solo shewing, social lap games, and active floor play. Also from the same maker, three Tactile Teething Rings ($14.99) that are easy to grasp and soft enough for chewing. 3 months and up, up, up.
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2019