Teething/sensory rattle – VIWA

Made with baby-safe untreated wood, this pretty rattle helps to soothe baby's gums.

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This colourful rattle is great for stimulating your baby and soothing teething gums.

Both light and soft, it's been laboratory tested to ensure it's safe for babies, and can be used safely from birth.

It stimulates baby's senses of sight and touch, and relieves sore gums due to teething, thanks to the natural soothing properties of beech wood! 

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VIWA is a beautiful brand from Lyon! And if you're wondering where the brand's name comes from, VIWA means "a child has arrived" in the Fon language of Benin. This ethical brand was created by a mother with a background in quality assurance, and is aimed at people looking for meaningful, colourful products for babies and toddlers. VIWA's products evoke the beautiful patterns and colours of Africa, and will stimulate your baby's senses!

VIWA is also committed to building a better world. Its products don't just look good; there's also a strong focus on quality, and social and environmental criteria. The products are crafted locally in a workshop that helps people to get back into the workplace. What's not to love?

This rattle can be used from birth. It's light and soft, and has been laboratory tested, so you can rest assured that it's safe for baby to use and to put in his/her mouth! It weighs just 25 grams and measures 18 x 8 x 2 cm. 

The VIWA rattle is handmade in Lyon, France, in a workshop that helps people to get back into the workplace – so it's also helping communities! 

What do the rattle names mean? 

  • Ayana is an African name that means "pretty flower". The pattern is inspired by one that is often seen on African wax print fabrics. 
  • Eban refers to the diamond-shaped symbol at the heart of this pattern, which represents the love and security that a home provides. 
  • Wizi is an African name that means "light", so it's perfect for this bright and radiant fabric!

The great thing about this rattle is that you can take it apart and wash it easily! Simply "untie" the strip of fabric to clean it. To put it back on again, fold it in two, push the pointed ends through the ring, then pull them back through the loop formed by the fold. Make sure it's tight enough and adjust it around the ring.  

  • 50% GOTS certified organic cotton, organic inks (GOTS and Oeko-Tex certified) 
  • 50% Oeko-Tex certified fleece (polyester)

Wood: untreated beech wood from forests in France's Jura region. The natural properties of beech help to soothe baby's gums.

This rattle is Oeko-Tex and GOTS certified, and complies with European toy safety standards (EN 71-1 and 2).

We recommend washing the rattle before using it for the first time.

To wash the rattle, remove the material from the wooden ring. Wash the wooden ring with soapy water, rinse, and leave to air dry. The material can be washed by hand or machine at 30°C. 

Do not tumble-dry. It can be ironed on a low heat (maximum 110°C).

Who could resist this colourful rattle that's not only fun to play with, but also soothes sore gums? Once your baby's grown out of it, pass it on to another baby who could use it! Both parts are easily washable, so it will last for a very long time!! 

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