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Babies love textures and movement, and the Mobi Zippee offers a safe way to explore just that!
My 13-month-old recently discovered cords. He’s drawn to them and will zip across the room to pull that long, interesting-feeling snake. Seriously though, I was desperate to find a toy that could offer the sensory and motor exploration and stimulation he wanted in a safe way!
Enter Mobi Zippee, a food-grade silicone toy recommended for ages 18 months and up, but totally appropriate to introduce to younger infants. Mobi Zippee is available individually or as a part of the Timberdoodle Tiny Tots kit.
A special thanks to Timberdoodle Company for sending us a complimentary copy of Mobi Zippee to see what we think. All opinions are our own!
This alien-looking toy has 6 fun cords, each with different textures, and thus, harder or easier to pull from one side to the other.
My baby was immediately intrigued and began tugging on the cords, feeling them with his hands, and also, of course, chewing on them too!
The bright colors capture the baby’s attention and the blue capsule of the toy has good-sized holes for little fingers to grasp and hold. Because the cords are different textures, some of them make fun and intriguing noises as they are pulled through the holes as well.
We take Zippee to the park and in the car with us because it’s such a great open-ended toy. My baby is often entertained for quite a while just exploring the different cords and chewing on them.
He hasn’t quite figured out that you can pull them all to one side, then pull them back to the other side. I imagine that skill will come closer to 18 months. But even now, the sensory and motor skills that he is learning are amazing! Textured input is so critical both in babies’ hands and also in their mouths!
Zippee encourages and supports cause and effect, sensory exploration, motor skills, early language, problem-solving, and midline play. Because babies are drawn to objects they can’t manipulate safely, like electrical cords, shoelaces, and blind cords, it’s important to meet their curiosity and sensory needs in a safe way.
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