Babies love to shake and squeeze rattles. This rattle is made of super soft polyester which makes it a snuggly toy as well as surface washable. The black and white grid lined pattern encourages sensory development along with the added mirror and squawker star at top. The "Shine bright" sentiment included on the rattle adds a sweet message of positivity for a child. Makes a great gift along with other items in the Black and White Collection such as The It's Time for Bed Book and Black and White Playmat.