I was pleased to find these, because most of my baby's other toys were too large/bulky for him to grasp when he first started to hold onto objects. These fit nicely into his hand and held his attention for long periods. The ridgy rubber of the handle seems to feel good on his gums, too. The beads make a pleasant rattling sound. The only negative is that the animal faces inside the clear ball are paper, and look like they will come loose eventually (that's partly my fault, because when I washed them, water got inside the ball).