Heading to the toy store nowadays often means picking up a cart full of batteries on the way out as well. I personally am not a fan of electronic toys for kids. Most of the toys that I have purchased for my daughter require only her imagination. My sentiment against battery-powered toys is even stronger for infant toys. Young babies need toys to manipulate, not toys that manipulate. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review a minky chenille crinkle toy from Bebe Bella Designs, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
I received a pink/brown minky chenille crinkle toy. One side is a light pink and the other a chocolate brown. The fabric is a super soft 100% polyester minky chenille lined with a fun “crinkly” noise that can keep a little one entertained for hours. The crinkle toy is machine washable in cool water and machine dryable on low heat. The Bebe Bella Designs crinkle toy is made in the United States.
When I first opened the package containing my new minky chenille crinkle toy from Bebe Bella Designs, I immediately noticed the incredibly softness of the fabric. Although the toy is obviously meant for younger babies, I personally have found myself running my fingers over the toy. Additionally, the textured bumps on the chenille gives the toy multiple layers of tactile fun for little fingers to explore. My toddler daughter also loves running her fingers over the soft material of the crinkle toy.
In addition to the soft and textured exterior of the minky chenille crinkle toy from Bebe Bella Designs, the toy also incorporates a fun crinkle noise. Between the two sides of chenille is a crinkly piece that makes a fun noise for little ears. Infants and toddlers will love squeezing and folding the crinkle toy and listening to the fun sound that the toy produces. My older toddler alo enjoy making the crinkly noise. And I love that the Bebe Bella Designs minky chenille crinkle toy incorporates both touch and sound into such a simple but interactive toy for young babies!
Final Verdict: The minky chenille crinkle toy from Bebe Bella Designs is a perfectly simple toy for little fingers to explore. The machine washable and dryable fabric is super soft and provides a fun bumpy texture in addition to making an intriguing crinkle noise. At $12 each, the crinkle toy is comparably priced to similar sensory toys. Plus, I love simple toys that do not require batteries and that encourage sensory exploration. I highly recommend the Bebe Bella Designs minky chenille crinkle toy for younger babies.
Update: My infant son also loves playing with the minky chenille crinkle toy from Bebe Bella Designs. He loves crinkling the toy up in his hands, listening to the noise while feeling the soft but textured fabric.
I received a Bebe Bella Designs minky chenille crinkle toy mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Bebe Bella Designs Crinkle Toy 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Bebe Bella Designs Crinkle Toy 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Bebe Bella Designs Crinkle Toy 3 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Poppy Playing with the Bebe Bella Designs Crinkle Toy 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Poppy Playing with the Bebe Bella Designs Crinkle Toy 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Will Playing with the Bebe Bella Designs Crinkle Toy © 2015 Heather Johnson