A CLASSIC RATTLE IS POPULAR FOR YEARS
What makes something a “classic”? We all know “classic” cars, movies, toys, furniture, and sodas– Ford Thunderbird, Casablanca, Etch-A-Sketch, and the Eames desk chair. According to yahooanswers.com, the term “classic” is used to describe something over 25 years old and still popular. This definitely describes the silver dumbell rattle in the above photos. Suitable as a baby’s first rattle and yet still a favorite choice by a seven month old baby (as in the photos above), this rattle has been popular for many years. Upon seeing this classic baby toy during one of my Stellar Caterpillar lessons, many grandmothers comment, “I used to use one of those rattles with my children!”
A CLASSIC RATTLE: GOOD DESIGN AND FUNCTION
In the field of design there is one important principle that prevails. This is the understanding that excellent design should not only be attractive to look at, but also must function extremely well. We know that the dumbell design of the rattle is pleasing to look at as it is used in probably every fitness gym for the strength training weights, and has been for many years. They come in several sets of varying sizes which means different weights. For baby, the design of this rattle is excellent for motor skill development. You can read our post “Best Baby Rattles” to learn more about rattles and motor skill development in infants.