I bought this for my 1-year old, and it seeems just perfect for his hands. But depending on an individual size of a baby, it may be a little too heavy to hold on to for some 6-months olds.
Duck Duck Teething Toy by HABA wiggles its head when nudged or rolled on a surface. Super adorable and fun teether. Made in Germany. Child-safe and non-toxic.
Babies need multi sensory stimulation early in life. It helps them put "two and two" together as it were. Grasping toys like HABA's Duck Duck are great to help them meet their basic needs. For example, babies need something hard and safe to bite on while they are teething. This helps soothe their tender gums. Babies also need multi-sensory stimulation. A pleasant rattle sound like that of Anelina's provides gentle and reassuring feedback. Various textures and sounds provide them sensory stimulation and associations (this surface is smooth; this thing is hard; when I shake this, it makes sounds), which help them begin to organize information in their disorganized young brains.
Duck Duck by HABA is made of beech wood and maple wood using child-safe, non-toxic water-based paints under rigorous safety and quality controls. Expertly made in Germany.
HABA is a family-owned and multi-award winning German company. It has been making high-quality, open-ended children's toys for over 70 years. HABA has DIN EN ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. These certificates guarantee a high-quality environmental management system, as well as consistent product standards, the compliance of all prevailing safety requirements and the rigorous abidance of all environmental guidelines. HABA complies and often exceeds both the European (EN-71) and North American (ASTM) safety standards. Prior to market placement, materials are safety tested and documented by independent institutes.
The HABA Made in Germany line of toys are manufactured in Bad Rodach, Germany where HABA's worldwide headquarters are located. The wealth of experience, coupled with the latest technologies guarantee consistently high-quality products.