Monday, March 4, 2013

Toy Review: Bright Starts Rattle

Ollie at our mom's group cupcake meet-up

I am lucky enough to be part of a wonderful mom's group, all of whom have baby boys between 6 and 7 months. We gather weekly at Cupcake Royale for some sweets and baby chat.  One such meet-up I noticed all the other babies had the same toy rattle, and they all seemed to love it!! Ollie stared longingly at this little toy before attempting to snatch it from the unsuspecting baby next to him.  Being the great mother that I am I tried to distract him with a paper napkin . . . he was not impressed.

So OF COURSE I went straight home and bought him one off amazon.  He couldn't be the only kid without the cool toy now could he? Plus I was curious to see what made this rattle so special.

When it came in the mail Ollie instantly loved it.  The Bright Starts Rattle is light weight so he can easily grab it, and the shakers on both ends make an exciting noise with each arm wave.  Another perk is the price, just under $6! With that said I am not exactly sure why all the babies like this toy so much, but who am I to question? Best not to over think it, if Ollie's happy then I'm happy!

This toy is great for car rides, and fits easily in a purse or diaper bag so it can be at the ready when you feel a breakdown coming. I would definitely put this my list of top toys!


  1. I've never seen that rattle before. Looks like fun!

    1. I know - to me it looked like your basic run on the mill rattle, but there must be something special about it. Freddie can try it out when he's here!

  2. Aw, a weekly get together at Cupcake Royale? I love that idea! That rattle seems awesome, too.

  3. That pic is HILARIOUS. Looks like he's salivating over the cupcake and pounding his fist demanding you give it to him. Hahaha.

  4. A boy after my own cupcake-loving heart! So glad you have such a great mom's group!