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Our admin Sara had the pleasure of reviewing one of their toys and here is what she thought.
I tested the Skwish Natural for approximately 3 weeks. I was very impressed with the quality of the materials used. There were no holes, nicks, scratches, or any other imperfections in the wood. The cording seems to be very strong and durable as well. It held up to all of the chewing and banging done by not only my 8 month old, but also my 4 and 2 year olds, and still has no visible damage.
I chose the natural instead of the classic (shown below), because we try to limit possible toxins in our home. However, after looking more into their toys I learned that the paint used on the classic is a water based, non-toxic paint. So you need not worry about it chipping.
My son really seemed to enjoy chewing on the beads more than actually playing with it. But that's the life of a teething baby I suppose. My older daughters on the other hand, enjoyed playing with it and trying to get it to bend in different ways. Although my girls didn't play with it for extended amounts of time, I liked that it entertained all my babies. I usually try to buy one toy they all get something out of, rather than age specific ones. Since they grow so fast (sadly). Overall I would highly recommend this toy to other parents, especially those who (like us) try to stick with more traditional things instead of all the high tech stuff.
If you'd like to get one of these toys, or any of their other great toys for your little one, head over to The Manhattan Toy Company now!