Our testing families were disappointed in this toy. While it's multifunctional design initally appealed to them, they report that the toy didn't work well in any mode. For example, being able to collapse it into a tambourine was great for a versatile play experience (as well as for easy storage), the toy tended to caollapse a little too easy, making it less than ideal as a bwwl.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
My son, 9 months has very little interest in this toy. While there are many features of to this toy, it doesn't do any of them very well for an infant. For example, the ball does not hold and just collapses and my son is not able to shake it as it is big, heavy and doesn't make enough noise to keep him interested. As a parent, I was excited to play with this toy with my kids, I like the idea of a toy with multiple functions, a ball that can then fold flat for easy storage, a tambourine with mirror, however the way it was made it doesn't work well for any of these items for my kids.
This toy is trying to be too many things, and fails at them all. It's not a great ball - the sides collapse, and if it's not lined up perfectly, it doesn't roll well. And it's not a great rattle - too heavy; too hard to play with the rattle pieces since they're "inside". The collapsing sides of the ball pinch my son's (6m) fingers, as well. That said, it could be that it would be better for an older child who's more able to crawl after the ball as it rolls. I was disappointed.
My son, 9 months has very little interest in this toy. While there are many features to the toy, it doesn't do any of them very well for an infant. For example, the ball does not hold and just collapses and my son is not able to shake it as it is big, heavy and doesn't make enough noise to keep him interested. As a parent, I was excited to play with this toy with my kids, I like the idea of a toy with multiple functions, a ball that can then fold flat for easy storage, a tambourine with mirror, however the way it was made it doesn't work well for any of these items for my kids.
I'm not a fan. The toy is always stuck in one position (tambourine mode). I was hoping to roll this toy on the kids play mat like a ball as the name of the toy suggests, but no such luck. My boys (6 months) seem to like it as a big teething ring and can grasp it nicely.
The toy was easy for Evan (10 months) to fold flat like a tambourine or open into a ball, but he didn't seem overly interested in it. I think it might be best for younger infants.
My 10 month old showed very little interest in it at first, but has finally warmed up to it. She really likes to stare at herself in the mirror. Easy for a baby to hold as there are different handles and holes for little fingers to go through to grasp it. Can collapse easily from a ball to a tambourine for storage. Has little rings for fingers to manipulate but my baby was most interested in the mirror in the centre. Would prefer more vibrant colors as they are a little light (pastel).
Enchanting 3-in-1 tummy time toy and tambourine that encourages baby’s motor development
3-6 Months: To help baby practice tummy time, allow baby to explore the colorful Rock & Ball toy while lying on his tummy. Let him play with the rings, gaze at the mirror and push the ball with his hands while developing her shoulder and neck muscles.
6+ Months: Encourage your baby to explore the Rock & Ball and change its shape. Show her how the ball turns into a tambourine and changes back again. Point out the different qualities of the baby toy in each position. This quality of change fascinates babies and helps them understand more about object permanence.
Helps extend tummy time and encourages development of gross motor skills and crawling
Versatile design and numerous modes of use are wonderful both for independent play and fun joint playtime
Enchants baby with its colorful design and fun features
Easy to grasp, play with and enjoy!
Double sided mirror