It seems like there are a gazillion newborn toys out there on the market. From soft and squishy, to crinkly to ones to rattles, you can find something that every parent thinks baby will like. The colors range from soft colors to bold rainbows of colors. I was excited when I was sent an awesome newborn toy from Rumple Buddies. Little did I know this is oh- so much more than just your typical newborn toy.
Did you know that babies respond best visually to high contrast colors like red, and black until about 6 months of age? At a time when so much brain development is occurring, it seems crucial to make sure you are providing your baby with the most stimulating toys you can get your hands on. The folks at Rumple Buddies know just that, and their signature toy, the Beary Rumple, is a red and black flat toy made from super soft minky, with no eyes or any other parts to pull off. It is stuffed with crinkly material inside, which is great at capturing baby’s attention and is soothing to the ears. On top of that, there is a great picture book with high contrasting red and black colored pictures for Mom/Dad to read to baby. I was so excited to get to take a peek at this amazing toy and can’t wait to show it to my little guy when he makes his big debut in a couple weeks!
I was super impressed with how soft this little toy is. And the crinkles… oh my!! He crinkles something serious! You know how some toys that crinkle have just a little bit of crinkle to them? Well, this guy has some seriously substantial crinkle to him! (It may or may not have been slightly therapeutic for me to sit and crinkle him for a minute! 🙂 )
If you are going to get one toy for your newborn for some stimulation, this should be it! It would be the perfect shower gift for all the new or soon-to-be moms in your life, as well as for you and your little one! Rumple Buddies can be found online.
Rumple Buddies are REAL Mom approved!