Most of the babies we buy for these days are second or third babies in the family. Naturally, that means that they have lots of hand-me-downs from their older siblings. That’s the case in our family, too. With our girls being born two years apart, we have everything girly for Annie from Addy.
With the arrival of the holiday season we want to get each child a few special gifts, but what do you get the baby that seems to have everything they need and toys galore? This year we were introduced to a unique baby gift: hand knit baby rattles from Estella!
Estella was founded by the parents of three young children. They wanted to introduce parents to a family of fashionably designed boutique clothes, toys and accessories for babies and toddlers. Their mission includes creating beautiful, trendsetting products that will provide treasured memories for years to come. I think they’ve definitely accomplished this, as I plan on keeping Annie’s Estella purse in her memory box once she outgrows it. I love it as much as she does!
Rattles are not only cute, they are learning tools that help develop motor skills and explore sound. And if they’re soft, they add comfort when baby is wide-awake or drifting off to sleep. Estella’s rattles are unique and memorable as they come in shapes like taxis, ambulances, school buses, fire trucks, milk bottles, cookies, purses and more!
We received the school bus and the purse for review. The school bus has proven to be a toy that will grow with baby, as not only Annie loves it, but our two year old daughter loves playing with it, too. She specifically uses it on her brother’s road rug and when singing “The Wheels on the Bus”, she loves it! Annie is obviously teething right now and thinks the rattles belong in her mouth!
The purse…well, it doesn’t get more adorable than this! Definitely a must for future fashionistas and can be used in imaginary play as baby grows into the toddler years. The sound of the rattle is perfectly light for baby’s ears! The purse’s gorgeous lilac color with the pink bow makes it as girly as it gets and this mama loves it!
These fashionable hand knit baby rattles range in price from $16-18 and are available online and at specialty retailers. They are 100% cotton, hand knitted and are PVC and BPA free!
Not only are Estella hand knit baby rattles great for holiday gifts, they are perfect for baby showers, dedications/Baptisms, and more! Shopping early for the holidays? Here’s a discount code to use for 15% off of a $50 purchase – hurry, offer ends November 14, 2014! Go to the Estella website and enter code: EST15OFF28 at checkout.