SmartNoggin NogginStik Interactive Baby Rattle

Last updated: December 6, 2021

SmartNoggin NogginStik Interactive Baby Rattle

We looked at the top Baby Rattles and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Rattle you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 125 expert reviews, the SmartNoggin NogginStik Interactive Baby Rattle placed 12th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The NogginStik Light Up Rattle encourages baby’s early milestones and guides parents & caregivers through activities and interactions that will promote healthy brain development and bonding. It lights up to encourage visual tracking, has a soft rattle noise to please the ears, an easy to hold handle for mastering grasping and fun textures to delight the sense of touch. The NogginStik developmental light-up rattle is baby’s first learning toy!

Our Expert Consultant

Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Designed by an early intervention therapist, this child development toy helps you assess your baby’s abilities. You can interact, bond, and play with your infant using this child development toy. Additionally, this Noggin Stik comes with an easy guide with ideas of the best ways to tell if your infant is on track.
Parents say this toy mesmerized their child. Some note it only held their baby's interest for a month but others have said this has provided entertainment for a whole year.
BPA and PVC free.
LED color changing lights, mirror, rattle, and a flat bottom for resting on a nearby table (instead of rolling away onto the floor!) – This is one rockin’ rattle! We love it! After trying several toys and baby gear to find Jillian’s “go-to” soother… this is it! A rattle! Seriously, she can be in a panic and I’ll place the NogginStik in front of her and it makes her happy. The sound from the rattle also has put her to sleep! It is amazing!
It has a ridged handle, which makes it easy for babies to grab early on, and there's a mirror at the bottom, so they can learn to recognize themselves.
The base of the rattle stick makes a soft rattling sound when shaken, which is pleasing to hear and keeps the baby engaged. The easy to hold handle encourages the grasping ability of your infant baby, and has vivid, soft textures to delight him/her with a new found touching and squeezing ability!
It changes colors when baby shakes this rattle, for this reason it doesn’t even give them fun but would help your baby with cause and effect and many other development skills.
The changing colors, the rattle and the real mirror on the toy are great entertainment and learning tools for your baby. This toy also comes with a full guide detailing how to use its various features at different stages of your child’s development.
It has an easy to hold handle for mastering grasping and fun textures to delight the sense of touch, that your baby will love and want to keep holding on to! Even the base of the multi-purpose NogginStik makes a soft rattle sound to please baby's ears The black and white bottom also attracts baby's eyes and helps them to focus.
We love that this toy is educational as well as fun! We love that the lights turn off automatically and that there is a hidden mirror on the bottom. This rattle is very easy to clean and safe for babies who like to put everything in their mouth!
The stick lights up with blue, green, or red when you tap it. It also makes a rattle sound when you shake it. The baby can almost grip it already - it’s lightweight. It’s just a great developmental toy.
The toy lights up in three different colors to enhance your baby’s visual tracking skills. Furthermore, it helps with grasping and holding, which are all important foundational skills.
This is one of those toys that kids of ALL ages seem to be attracted to. I admit, I have fun making the colors magically change on the NogginStik from green to red and blue. The bottom of the NogginStik features a mirror, and I’ve caught my 7 month old teething on the nubby middle.

What reviewers didn't like

The price on this is a lot higher than other baby toys.
The light goes out on it's own and lights up with slight movement.
Some parents complain it stops working in less than a month.
Quite expensive.
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