Rattles are the most commonly used toys for a few months old infants and toddlers. Their sweet, sometimes irksome sound makes the infant learn to respond to sounds. Rattles are not only important to divert a kid's attention and stop him from crying, these tiny pieces of noisy toys are also amazingly useful in the cognitive development of the child. The child not only slowly learns to respond to sounds, he also starts recognizing the particular sound, learn and recognize directions, and develops an urge to lift his neck up to be able to find the rattle when it sounds.
There are various types of rattles available, but it is always recommended to buy a good quality rattle made with safe plastics as these infants tend to put everything inside their mouths. Rattles are available in various shapes and sizes like a rattle rock, a play with me funny ball rattle, easy grasp bear rattle for smaller kids, twist 'n' smile rattle, bunny shaped soft toy rattle with music, rattle rings and keys, barbell fun rattle toy and baby ring rattle elephant being some of the most sought-after rattles.
Considering all the awareness about plastic being unsafe for kids, wooden rattles are also now available.