NogginStik by Smartnoggin

Wondering what toy to buy for your baby? Check out the NogginStik by SmartNoggin. The NogginStik is an “educational tool that will guide you through activities and interactions that will promote healthy brain development and bonding.” This developmental rattle incites early milestones in babies. The head (with a smiley face) of the NogginStik lights up red, blue and green to stimulates eyesight and strengthen visual tracking. A shake or bop will change the LED lights. The base of the NogginStik makes a soft rattle sounds to stimulate hearing. The base is flat so the rattle can stand on its own or when baby is holding it they can also look at themself in the mirror at the bottom of the base. Finally the rattle has multiple textures and easy to hold handle to “delight the sense of touch.” Finally the NogginStik encourages interaction between baby and parent. “Research shows that positive interactions with your baby are crucial in helping her learn. Your NogginStik™ was designed to encourage this early interaction through play. By playing with your baby, beginning at birth, you are laying the foundation for all future learning.”

Just last year the NogginStik received the 2012 Top Toy of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine and the 2012 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Winner. Two huge accolades in one year – this proves the NogginStik really is a great toy and well worth the $22.99 sticker price. If you are willing to spend that much for Sophie the Giraffe then the Nogginstik should be easy to spend, especially considering it does so much more.