Top 10 Toys Your Baby Can Shake, Rattle and Roll

Introduce your baby to the world of play with one of these fun little toys.

Rattles are a great first toy to give to your baby. Since they are generally smaller and easy to grasp, they are the perfect item to let your little one explore being playful. Rattles can help your baby with fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, perception, sensorimotor skills and promote infant muscle development.

Here is our top 10 list of great rattles for your little one to play with.

The First Years Baby’s First Rattle: This soft, brightly coloured rattle has high-contrast patterns to encourage visual tracking.

Organic Farm Buddies Rattle: This soft rattle is made with hypoallergenic materials. Choose from four different animals.

Kids II Oball Rollin’ Rainstick Rattle: With 30 different holes this toy is easy to grasp and roll. It also has a rainstick rattle down the middle.

Playgro Toy Box Clip Clop Activity Rattle: Features various textures for tactile development, makes crinkling sounds and has rattle beads.

Lamaze Bitty Bug Rattle: Features two sides of play, makes a rattle and crinkle sounds and has wings that can be used as a teether.

Bright Starts Grab and Spin Rattle: A colourful spinning rattle with an oval shaped handle and various textures.

Infantino Flip Flop Frog Rattle: This fun to shake toy has movable hands and feet and four click-clack rings.

Fisher-Price Rattle ‘n Rock Maracas: Features soft pom-pom bottoms and colourful beads to rattle.

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle Sensory Toy: The middle rattling cube is surrounded by brightly coloured soft tubes that baby can chew on when teething. Promotes two-handed play.

VTech Baby Birdie Activity Rattle: This musical rattle plays over 30 songs, sounds and phrases. It has light-up buttons, crinkle wings and is easy to hold.

So let your baby have fun shaking, rattling and rolling with one of these sweet little toys and watch the magic of learning through play begin.


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Jennifer Traynor

Jennifer Traynor

Jennifer Traynor is a mother of two kids living in the suburbs east of Toronto, Ontario. When she’s not working or spending time with her kids you can find her sitting in lotus pose on her yoga mat, sitting snuggled on the couch with her husband catching up on favourite shows or watching a movie or sitting with her laptop writing and editing her blog Mama @ Heart ( You can also like and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.