Science tells us that playful interactions in the very early months of your baby's life have a lasting impact on the architecture of his developing brain. So engaging your tiny baby can actually change the way your baby's brain develops and lays a foundation for all future learning and behavior. GUND considered your baby's developing senses and brain synapses (which are, at that age, forming by the hour) and designed Play Together Caterpillar. Targeting interaction, sensory development, body awareness, gross-motor skills, and fine motor skills, Play Together Caterpillar promotes bonding from the moment of birth. GUND's Play Together Caterpillar encourages parents and babies to play together in ways that strengthen early childhood development skills.
Play Together Caterpillar's soft, feather-like tail is designed to caress baby and stimulate his senses. And the crinkle high-contrast fabrics and rattle inside of a Play Together Caterpillar are another fun way to engage the baby's senses. The handle is designed to be easily held by both babies and adults. The food-grade silicone teether attached to the toy's base can be a relief for sore gums. And don't forget to use the adorable plush Play Together Caterpillar as a story prop to tell your baby all sorts of wild tales and stimulate his language development.
Bonding isn't something that comes naturally or instinctively to many younger children. Still, Play Together Caterpillar will help them build that skill. One of the hardest things a child faces is figuring out how to interact with a baby who isn't grasping, crawling, talking, or doing anything that could be considered interactive. But with Play Together Caterpillar your child can begin to make that all-important connection by tickling the baby with the feather-like tail. Play Together Caterpillar is made for babies 0 – 18 months. It combines the best of a plush toy, a developmental and sensory toy, a teether, and a rattle into the ultimate baby toy for you and your baby. Machine washable, but please air dry.
Use Play Together Caterpillar every day. Set it near your changing table or use it just before tummy time to encourage a sensory-rich routine between you and baby.
Designed for play from day one, this developmental toy encourages bonding through play with soft bells jingling in the body and crinkles, silicone teether for safe chewing, and a soft, flexible feathery fabric for tickles and gentle caresses. Includes a soft handle on back and flexible silicone strip inside to keep plush tickler upright. This ultra-soft plush is built to high quality standards with embroidered eye details to ensure safe play for ages 0+. Baby GUND plush is machine washable for easy cleaning!
Manufacturer: Gund Age Recommendation: 0+ Grade Recommendation: Tiny Tots+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: No Size: 12" L
Review by One Luckey Wife:
”This cute caterpillar is definitely one toy that I would recommend. It can grow with baby, it is adorable, has bright colors, a teether, crinkled, a jingly bit, it is soft and has a fuzzy blue tail. Small enough to put in your bag and go.”
”Some crinkly material and a small jingle bell are sewn into the middle section of this plush toy, but the noise they make is muted — just loud enough to attract baby’s attention, but not so obnoxiously loud enough as to wear on adult nerves.”