Pros: Inexpensive interactive toy for babies and toddlers.
Cons: Made in China with PVC.
By the time your baby reaches the toddler stage they are curious about everything. If not entertained, they will be busy trying to discover new things and this doesn't always turn out good. My newest granddaughter was a real busy-body. She never stops and has to be watched constantly. Needless to say, her toys got rotated often. The Baby Einstein Roller Pillar Activity Balls was one of the toys that held her interest more than some of her other toys.
Baby Einstein Roller Pillar Activity Balls
Baby Einstein Roller Pillar Activity Balls come in a package containing five individual roller activity balls. Each one is totally different from the others.
The Baby Einstein Roller Pillar Activity Balls are designed to help develop fine motor skills and senses. They are also good for babies learning to crawl as the balls give the baby something to go after when it rolls away.
So what is so special about Baby Einstein Roller Pillar Activity Balls? For one they are very colorful AND they light up. The balls also make different rattling sounds.
Baby Einstein recommends this product for babies and toddlers age 3 months to 36 months of age. The Baby Einstein Roller Pillar Activity Balls retail for around $7.99.
My Two Cents
While I do think this is a great toy that stimulates and encourages activity (crawling and walking), I do not like the fact that these balls are made in China. With all the recalls in the past couple of years of toys made in China, this raises a bit of concern. The packaging does state that this toy does comply with the safety requirements set forth in ASTM F-963. The balls are made of a PVC and I have no idea if they do indeed contain toxic materials, but the toy is still on the market.
As I stated above these balls are different and each one does something different. Two of the balls light up and require batteries. The other three balls either rattle, chime, spin, etc.
Payton enjoyed these balls when she was a baby. She would get mad at the ball if it didn't turn the way she wanted it to or light up when she wanted it too and would then throw the ball.
This was a good toy to bring along on trips to keep her occupied in the car seat. When she would tire of one ball, she would be happy to play with another one for several minutes.
The Baby Einstein Roller Pillar Activity Balls are easy to clean. Just use a damp cloth to wipe them down or disinfectant wipes.
Overall, I like the idea and concept behind this toy. I'm just leery of the PVC and "Made in China" information.