LAMAZE Mortimer The Moose, Clip On Toy

Last updated date: November 19, 2019

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Overall Take

LAMAZE Mortimer The Mouse, Clip On Toy is not just great for tummy time or play time, but also on-the-go. The clip allows it to hang on a car seat or stroller and keep baby interacting even on the road. In addition, the crinkles in the hooves and the soft moose body create textural differences that teach baby about materials. In our analysis of 112 expert reviews, the LAMAZE LAMAZE Mortimer The Moose, Clip On Toy placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 30, 2019:
Checkout The Best Baby Rattle for a detailed review of all the top baby rattles.

Expert Summarized Score
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,028 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Lamaze's Mortimer the Moose is the multisensory infant toy that dreams are made of! Bright and contrasting colors provide for visual interest. My daughter loves looking at the patterns on the bottom of her feet when Mortimer is hanging above her. This toy has a squeaker in the body, feet that crinkle and rattle, and rings on the tail that clack together - your baby will love it as every movement surprises you with a different sound.
- Parental Guidance Guide
Can make multiple sounds.
- Drivr Zone
Mortimer's squeaker tummy awakens auditory awareness.
- Car Bibles
Hook up the Lamaze Mortimer The Moose to your baby bag or stroller and take it with you everywhere to keep even the most active babies busy and happy. It is an all-in-one toy that safely meets each of your baby's sensory requirements.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The clickety clackety tail rings are designed to amuse and entertain your baby. When your little one is finally ready to sleep, the super soft body is perfect for snuggling.
- Mom Loves Best
Connects easily to diaper bags and strollers
- Born Cute
His large, textured antlers are perfect for teething and his body is made of super soft material that baby will love to touch. Mortimer’s squeaker tummy and clacking tail rings add extra fun and exploration for baby that stimulate the senses.
- Toys Azon
What experts didn't like
Must be hand washed.
- Drivr Zone
The fabric softness was disappointing for some people
- Born Cute

From The Manufacturer

Mortimer the Moose has colorful knottie legs and multiple textures on his hooves with fun crinkles and jingles. His large, textured antlers are perfect for teething and his body is made of super soft material that baby will love to touch. Mortimer's squeaker tummy and clacking tail rings add extra fun and exploration for baby that stimulate the senses.The Lamaze clip lets you hook Mortimer to strollers, carriers and diaper bags to take him along for on-the-go fun. Mortimer the Moose will keep baby amused for hours with his many colors, textures, and sounds. His antlers are teethers, his feet are colorfully patterned and make a variety of sounds, and he squeaks when you squeeze him. From birth on up, Mortimer is a cute toy that will hold your baby's attention. Cuddly, Stimulating Fun Even for the Youngest Baby The Lamaze Mortimer the has a soft and cuddly body. His antlers are a soft and textured teether, perfect for chewing. His tail has 2 textured rings, that make clackety sounds when baby shakes him. His hooves are multicolored and festively patterned, which attracts baby's eyes. When your little one grabs the bright colors, the sounds the hooves make will produce even more delighted giggles! Mortimer's Good to Go The Lamaze link on his back makes it easy to take baby's favorite moose along, and you can hang the toy over a crib, car seat, or play mat. Your baby can enjoy the squeaks, rattles, and crunches anywhere you go. This well-built moose will stand up to the most enthusiastic play. Mortimer measures 11.5 x 5.3 x 2.8 (LxHxW) inches and comes with a 90-day limited warranty. Lamaze offers developmental toys that engage children, and provide parents with peace of mind, knowing their children are being inspired and enlightened by safe and high-quality playthings. Lamaze created the Infant Development System working in tandem with childhood developmental experts. Lamaze ensures your baby will grow, discover, and learn with the right toy at the right time. From the Manufacturer Mortimer the Moose will keep baby amused for hours with his many colors, textures, and sounds. His antlers are teethers, his feet are colorfully patterned and make a variety of sounds, and he chimes when you pick him up. From birth on up, Mortimer is a cute toy that will hold your baby's attention.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Manhattan Toy Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 29
2. Bright Starts Grab and Spin Rattle
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 8
3. LAMAZE Mortimer The Moose, Clip On Toy
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 7
4. Bright Starts Rattle and Shake Barbell Rattle
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Yoee Baby Fox Newborn Toy
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Playgro My First Bead Buddies Giraffe
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Sassy My First Rattles Newborn Gift Set
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
8. SmartNoggin Developmental Light-Up Rattle
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 15
9. Fisher-Price Rattle ‘n Rock Maracas
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 16
10. Oball Kids Shaker Toy
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 13

An Overview On Baby Rattles

Finding age-appropriate toys for baby can be tricky, especially for first-time parents. Bringing it back to basics is the best way to approach toy buying — and what could be more basic than a rattle? Baby rattles encourage the development of fine motor skills and are one of the very first learning tools you can purchase for your baby. But how do you decide which one to get? Let’s look at all the buzz around the best baby rattles out there.

Why has the baby rattle been a cross-generational toy that never seems to go out of style? Quite simply because they are basic and help baby learn new skills. Before they can hold a rattle, the baby’s eyes are developing, and a rattle can be a tool for them to learn how to track a moving rattle in a parent’s hands. As they progress, baby will be able to reach for the moving rattle and fine-tune their motor skills to be able to grab it. Once they’ve learned to grab the rattle, they will then have to learn to control it or how to pass it to their other hand. In addition, the sound of a rattle is alerting to their sense of hearing. If they hear the rattle sounds, they know to look for it and respond accordingly. You’ll want to be sure to get an age-appropriate rattle for your baby so they do not harm themselves with it.

Baby rattles used to come in one standard shape: a handle with a hollow ball on the end or both ends with some sort of noisemaker inside the ball. Back in the day, rattles were made from wood and made with quite a bit of skill from a craftsman.

Now they are made from all sorts of manufactured materials.  The Bright Starts Rattle and Shake Barbell Rattle is one of the closest to old fashioned rattles you can find but is made out of plastic rather than wood. There are even rattles that attach to baby’s wrists or ankles to teach them about body movement. The iconic rattle shape has been a symbol for baby shower favors and a popular print for nursery items and you can still find it in many baby novelty shops.

Today’s baby rattles are a far cry from the polished silver rattles of yore,” says our parenting expert Kate Desmond. “The rattle category has expanded to include plush, wood, rubber-like chew toys and small blankets. The main thing I look for in a rattle is bright, fun colors in a washable material. I want the item to be something I feel comfortable with my baby chewing on, so look for non-BPA plastic. I also make sure the rattle is going to keep my baby entertained for longer than a minute.”

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The baby rattles of old have, however, evolved quite a bit. As developmental psychology studies have surfaced about how much influence the baby rattle has on baby’s development, toy companies have changed the way they look at the rattle to accommodate baby’s growing brain. Nowadays, baby rattles feature all sorts of fancy gadgets. The Manhattan Toy Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy is designed with multiple vibrant colors and soft tubes for the ultimate teether and rattle in one. The Bright Starts Grab and Spin Rattle features not only a rattle but a textured ring for little ones who are teething and shaped rings that can move along the handles for sensory movements. Some rattles are even hidden inside little stuffed animals that are designed with countless sensory features. LAMAZE Mortimer The Moose, Clip On Toy is a cute clip-on rattle for car seats or baby play mats. This moose with funny crinkle hooves, jingle bells for the rattle noise and rings for his tails will entertain even the youngest of babies either on-the-go or as a toy around the house.

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Something to really consider before buying a baby rattle is sanitizing the product. Babies will put these toys in their mouths, drool on them and drop them, so cleaning them is inevitable. Plastic rattles are the easiest to clean with just some hot soapy water. The fabric toys may need to be hand washed or put in a pillowcase and run through the wash. But remember, if your fabric toys have any electronic devices in them, you cannot put them in the laundry.

Also consider a baby rattle with an attached strap.

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A must add-on item for your kid’s favorite rattle is a toy strap. These handy simple devices keep rattles and other toys from hitting the pavement when you are on the go. Simply attach to the rattle and then strap to the stroller or baby carrier, and the toy will never be out of reach or hit the dirty floor,” says Desmond.

Baby rattles are not just a fun little gadget, they encourage brain development and help babies tune their fine motor skills as they grow through the many stages of their first year.

DYWM Fun Fact

Rattles are an elementary toy that have been around for years. They have been found all over the world and date back thousands of years. They have been found in Turkey, Central Europe, Poland and many other areas. They have been dug up by archaeologists and found near children’s remains with other children’s toys and can be assumed to have been something that every child had as a play toy.

The earliest baby rattles were made from clay and inside the round shaker were small stones and precious gems that made a noise when shaken. Each continent and each era seemed to find different materials to create these children’s toys. They have been found made from iron, bronze, wood and coral.

Not only were they made with different materials, but the Greco-Roman times saw rattles in the shape of a pig or a boar. The Greek Goddess Demeter used the toys as a sort of protection of the babies through life and death. John Hancock was a believer in this as it is noted that he asked everyone around him to find a rattle for his dying infant daughter, Lydia.

The Baby Rattle Buying Guide

  • To ensure that the rattle is safe for baby, you’ll want to make sure there are no sharp edges on the rattle, that it is at least 2 inches in diameter and lightweight.
  • Find age-appropriate rattles by checking the description of the rattle before buying.
  • Look for a rattle with lots of stimulating features such as textures, different sounds to the touch, and bright colors to encourage your child to interact.
  • Never accept a used rattle as you don’t know the extent of any damage done to it and it could pose a risk to your baby.