|Number of pieces||1|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Release date||18 June 2019|
|Item model number||200980|
|Product Dimensions||15.24 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm; 190 Grams|
Manhattan Toy 200980 Skwish Classic Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy
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- Classic, multi-sensory clutching rattle encourages grasping and reaching which are important for gross motor skills
- Skwish is easy for little hands to grab and hold on to while rattling the beads that slide back and forth on dowels
- Wood construction with elastic ties allow rattle and teether to flatten, or "Skwish", and always return to its original shape
- Carefully constructed of sustainable wood with a non-toxic, water based finish
- Skwish rattles and teethers from Manhattan Toy have been an awarding winning favorite of both babies and parents for over 30 years!
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Skwish from Manhattan Toy is a time honored classic, instantly recognizable, an intriguing blend of ingenious design and developmental function. The geometrical shape and interconnecting wooden dowels have long piqued the curiosity of adults – imagine how it must appear to a baby as they begin to experience the world around them? Skwish has fascinated babies and parents alike for over 30 years.
Bright, complementary colors and its one of a kind shape instantly capture baby’s attention. The lightweight wooden dowels, smooth finish, and elastic ties make it easy for little hands to grab and hold. Babies will love “Skwishing” it down and watching it return to its original shape – Skwish is a perfect clutching toy for developing gross motor skills. The beads slide back and forth along the dowels when shaken, producing a very pleasing rattle and allowing baby to explore sound and learn cause and effect. The spatial and tactile elements have been shown to be helpful to those on the Autism spectrum. Skwish is carefully constructed of sustainable wood and features a non-toxic, water based finish.
For over 30 years, Manhattan Toy has been making award-winning, high quality, visually appealing toys for babies, toddlers and kids. Manhattan Toy offers more than 500 exclusive, original product designs distributed and sold worldwide through specialty retail stores, catalogs and websites. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our customers.
Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic
This time-honored classic is instantly recognizable, an intriguing blend of ingenious design and developmental function. The unique shape and interconnecting wooden dowels have long piqued the curiosity of adults, imagine how it must appear to a baby as they begin to experience the world around them?
Sustainable Wooden Baby Toy
This heirloom quality wooden rattle and baby toy is constructed from dense rubberwood, which is splinter and chip resistant. All Skwish rattles feature a water-based, non-toxic finish.
A better rattle
The wooden beads produce a muted, pleasant sound when rattled - loud enough for babies to explore auditory cause and effect, but never annoying for caregivers. With no repetitive, distracting electronic chirps and beeps, everybody loves Skwish!
Safe for newborns and up
Skwish includes 6" x 6" square packaging which is easy to gift wrap. This classic wooden baby toy is suitable for newborns and it's a safe, unique gift for a baby and new mother. It not only looks cool, but babies love it!
Always returns back to shape
This early lesson in geometry features dowels tightly strung together by elastic ties. Babies (and adults) will love 'skwishing' it down and watching it return to shape.
A perfect baby shower gift
Skwish rattles are suitable for newborns and up. The colors and the unique shape will intrigue infants as they learn to track and turn their heads. They'll be eager to touch, lift and shake this crazy looking thing as soon as their little hands are able.
Manhattan Toy - Bringing JOY to Everyday Play!
Play is discovery and exploration, and joy, and growth, and learning, and so much more. And for us play is serious work. So, when we bring play to life, we do it with a commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and creativity. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our longtime classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our consumers. The Manhattan Toy portfolio includes many familiar releases, such as Winkel, Whoozit, Groovy Girls, Dr. Seuss, MiO, Baby Stella, Wee Baby Stella, Wimmer-Ferguson and Skwish—accompanied by hundreds of exclusive, original product designs distributed worldwide and online.
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That said, I’m going to say the same thing about this one as I said about another similar Manhattan Toy that I bought my son for his first birthday: the toy itself gets 5 stars, no question.
However, if I were rating how much my son liked it, I would give it probably 2 1/2 stars because unfortunately, my one-year-old isn’t as thrilled about it as I am ☹️. He’s thrown it around a little bit, stepped on it a few times, shaken it once or twice, but other than that it’s gotten very little attention (from him) in the month or so since I bought it.
Me, on the other hand .. I love it! I find it very aesthetically pleasing — the colors aren’t too dull or too bright — it’s made of a wonderfully soft, almost rubbery wood & it really is as elastic & squishy as they claim! I could literally spend hours just mindlessly squishing it, shaking it, or passing it from hand to hand.
Another big plus is that because it’s such a well-made toy, I don’t see it breaking anytime soon, which means there’s lots of time yet for my son to fall in love with it! This has happened with a number of his other toys (possibly because he was born 6 weeks early so sometimes it can take a minute for him to catch up to what other kids his age are into).
So, all that said, I would still buy it again .. it’s just one of those toys that you can really feel good about buying for your little one. Plus, what adult doesn’t love a toy they can play with, too?!
Please let me know if you found this review helpful, as I also rely heavily on others’ reviews when purchasing items online 🙂.
Reviewed in the United States on 6 January 2018
Secondly, my baby cut her lip on it somehow. I was sitting right there with her when. Happened. Baby was chewing away on the end and then she looked up and me in pain and cried. Sure enough, baby had a slice on inside of lip! I’ve been hesitant to get it out since.
It’s cute. And colorful. And it’s neat how the beads move.
I rated this low for teething because of the paint thing, and low for easy to clean because omg if this got nasty I cannot imagine how you'd clean it! There's fabric covering the bugees and those flow into the wood. It wouldn't be a pretty picture if you needed to get spit up out of it or something like that!
I bought these for my children when they were toddlers (late 1980's). Back then the toy had metal bells in addition to the wooden beads. The bells were probably discontinued due to product safety and liability concerns. The current version of this toy is still a joy. Bright colors, squishy movement, sliding beads... what's not to like?
I like it, too. The geometry and symmetry appeal to me.