Baby/New Mom

Toy Tuesday: Non-Toxic Wooden Grasping Toys for Baby

February 12, 2013

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Colorful and fun grasping toys are ideal for baby beginning at about 3 months of age. At approximately 3-4 months of age, baby will begin grabbing for her toys and purposefully bring them toward her mouth. This will help in her development of motor skills and hand-eye coordination. From 8 months on you can place grasping toys in front of her to help encourage crawling to the toy. At this age she will also try to pass the toy from one hand to the other or play a game of dropping the toy to the ground.

Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic


Skwish fascinates babies with its twisted web of rods, strings, and beads. Babies squeeze and stretch this toy and watch in amazement as it slowly pops back up into its original shape. Natural Skwish is made from replenishable rubberwood with a water based, non-toxic finish. Skwish offers visual stimulation and helps develop motor skills in children. This classic wooden toy has won the Parenting Choice Classic Award for its ingeniously simple design.

Homi Baby Wooden Baby Rattle

This grasping rattle is handmade in the USA and great for active and teething babies – the wood is soft enough to be gentle on the babies gums and the rings make great interacting sounds.

  • Painted with environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, milk paint that’s versatile and easy to use
  • Made from 100% organic material
  • Sealed with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – once each rattle has been assembled and sanded, they are sealed with an organic virgin coconut oil
  • Dimensions: 1.5″ x 6″


Manhattan Toys Classic Baby Beads


This grasping toy features 12 wooden beads that twist and turn easily in little hands to promote gross motor skills. Wooden beads are strung together with elastic creating a perfect tactile toy. Natural, sustainable wood construction features no dyes or finishes.

Haba Rattling Caterpillar


This adorable caterpillar is made in Germany of smooth maplewood
and water-based lacquerers. Bright colors and rattling sound will stimulate baby and make playing fun!

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  • Reply Carol December 12, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Does this Manhattan toy sqwish have a natural finish like beeswax or is it untreated? TIA

  • Reply Elizabeth December 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm


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