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Manhattan Toy Skwish (Classic)


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  • Returns to original shape after being squished
  • Made from replenishable rubberwood
  • Light and easy for baby hands to grip
  • Features sliding beads
  • Non-toxic water-based finish
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Manhattan Toy Skwish (Classic) + Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads + Manhattan Toy Winkel Teethers
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight95 g
Product Dimensions15 x 15 x 15 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 months and up
Item model number200970
Manufacturer's Suggested Maximum Weight43.5 Kilograms
Main Language(s)German manual
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Colormulticoloured
  
Additional Information
ASINB00008XY4A
Best Sellers Rank 5,307 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight141 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2007
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Our Skwish Classic fascinates babies with its twist web of rods, strings and beads. Babies squeeze and stretch Skwish and watch in amazement as it slowly pops back up to its original shape.

As with our other Skwish products, Skwish Classic is made form replenishable rubberwood with a water based, non-toxic finish. Skwish offers visual stimulation and helps develop a baby's motor skills. This classic wooden toy has won the hearts of babies and parents everywhere, as well as the Parenting Choice Classic Award for its ingenious yet simple design.

Manufacturer's Description

Fascinates babies with its web of brightly coloured rods, beads and balls. This non-toxic Skwish Classic bounces right back from squishing and rattling.

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Madhat on 22 April 2003
Format: Baby Product
When Elise was born, we got the family skwish, which has been in the family for over eight years now, as a welcome present. Although it has been used by 3 kids before her, it still looks and works as new. She enjoys it tremendously, it is one of her favourites. From the first weeks when it was lying beside her in her crib because she liked to watch the colours until today: now she's 6 months and the fun thing about skwish is that it is so easy to grab for her little hands. We like it as well, because it is nicely made and fun to handle, so when she isn't playing, we sometimes play with it. It will certainly be used for a long time, and after Elise her siblings or cousins will continue to enjoy this fabulous toy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr HRC on 6 Nov. 2010
Format: Toy
Works particularly well for my disabled son who is working on his grasp - doesn't immediately fall out of his hand if he loosens his grip.
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By Abu Saleem on 5 Jun. 2011
Format: Toy
Got this for my son (just over 6 months and the time of writing this review), when he was about 3 months old. It's been one of his favourites since that time. We also got the Manhattan Winkel rattle at the same time, which I'll review shortly, but he prefers this. It definitely encourages holding - different textures in terms of the beads and the "lines" holding them together (these have a softish covering, but are firmer than I expected) and he's always trying to stick the wooden balls at the ends into his mouth, and the colours are definitely engaging for him - and it's quite a "3D" toy for him. The wooden "pipes" in the middle, have larger sliding beads on them, and these make a nice "whooshing" or "whistling" sound when my son flaps the toy up and down which was an unexpected bonus really.
There's not been any real negatives to it, my son has always been a bit on the small side, so I probably got it for him too early when he was at 3 months, I think its probably better when baby is sitting up (and less chance of them whacking themselves in the face with it when they do their horizontal star jumps!) Excellent toy overall - I'm pretty impressed with the quality of Manhattan Toys so far.
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By H. Gudmundsdottir on 21 Jan. 2011
Format: Baby Product
When a friend brought this for my then 2 months old baby, I was highly sceptic, and worried that she might choke on it, or poke it in her eye. Instead it has provided countless concentrated minutes of fun (and minutes are a long time in my little girls world). The bright colours immediately attract her attention, and the wooden balls provide for a soft clinking sound that she really likes. Since she can both grab hold of the straps and the wooden poles, she can always pick it up again if she drops it.
Because of the straps, she cannot put it far enough in her mouth for it to be a chocking hazard (although I'd never let her play with it unsupervised), and I don't think she'll poke her eye out with it any longer, now that her coordination has improved somewhat. The latest thing she's begun doing is toss it, and laugh at the sound! Very cute and I firmly expect it to last many more months.
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By N. Kelly on 2 Aug. 2009
Format: Toy
We were given this by a friend whose children had outgrown it. Both of my kids have enjoyed it once they reached about 6 months or so - they have been fascinated by the jingling bell, bright colours and the way it returns to its original shape after squishing. I guess that's useful learning about cause and effect, but must admit I am just as happy that they are having fun! I am also pleased that it is soft enough not to hurt the baby when she shakes it vigorously and hits her head.

It's been useful as a travel toy as it's easy enough for them to hold on to it, rather than it repeatedly falling on the floor (unless they are at the 'let's throw it on the floor repeatedly' stage!). And I have found it quite therapeutic to squish too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By loubie on 12 July 2014
Format: Baby Product
I love wooden toys but its hard to find safe ones for little babies , this is great , i wouldnt use from newborn but was great from 3 monts , my little one loves shaking and chewing on it!
Loubie
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The Skwish is just wonderful, bright and light, easy for a 4 month old to hold and pass between hands, I even love the sound that the little wooden beads made sliding around. Something akin to a very quiet wooden wind chime. Baby even uses it with her feet, we thread soft toys through it, we roll it but it doesn't go too far which makes it ideal for baby to start reaching for. Encouraging learning to roll and tummy time. It gets chewed but because of the elastics cannot go far into the mouth. The person who designed this is a genius.
Obviously a classic baby toy. So much to enjoy and discover when using it.
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Format: Baby Product
A great toy for young babies.
○ Before our baby could reach out or hold things rolling this around slowly in front of him was very exciting (for him!).
○ As he learnt to reach out and grab this was the easiest thing to keep hold of as he could grab the strings or wood and it was easy to keep hold of.
○ He learnt that only the ends could be chewed on so he learnt to manipulate it to get the ends in his mouth. The design means that he can't get more than the tips in to chew.

All round a great toy and I'll be buying it as a present for other people's babies.
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