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KLAPPA Musical toy, caterpillar

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Play is a way for your baby to develop their senses and interaction with you and the world. With this musical toy from the KLAPPA toys collection, we want to stimulate this important journey of discovery.

Article Number303.726.35

Product details

Stimulates a baby's sight, hearing and sense of touch.

Low sound level for baby's sensitive ears.

Designer

Malin Unnborn

  • Material
    Fabric:
    100 %polyester
    Filling:
    100% polyester - hollow fibre
    Care

    Do not wash.

    Do not bleach.

    Do not tumble dry.

    Do not iron.

    Do not dry clean.

  • Recommended for all ages.
  • The cotton in this product is grown with less water, less chemical fertilizers and less chemical pesticides, while increasing profit margins for the farmers. That way, we lower our environmental impact.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

Measurements

Length: 7 ¾ " (20 cm)

  • KLAPPAArticle Number303.726.35

    Width: 3 ½ " (9 cm)

    Height: 3 ¼ " (8 cm)

    Length: 7 ¼ " (19 cm)

    Weight: 4 oz (0.12 kg)

    Package(s): 1

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Loved it at firstIrina B.My baby absolutely loved it. It was his first toy, but sadly after couple of weeks or broken down and it isn't playing sounds anymore. Great you, but bad quality.2
PerfectLEILAPerfect gift for a new baby. No small parts and it plays soft music to keep baby calm.5
Great little toy for our 4 month oldJohn J.It was a gift, she loves it and it's a great design. I do wish I could determine what song it's playing though! Anyone have any idea??5
Nice sound, cute little toyXIAOJIANice sound, cute little toy5
Adorable!WandaThis is a very cute toy. I wish it played longer to keep a baby's attention but it's very cute and cuddly.5
Our baby LOVES it!MummaPooBeautiful design. Better than most battery operated toys. Our boy can’t stop playing with it.5
Cutest CaterpillarmO3Omcutest caterpillar for little kids.buy it buy it buy it5
bren009I love this for my great nephew but wonder how long the musical box will last. No way of kowning if it has a battery in it or if it can be replaced. But it has been a sweet addition .4
Super cute and sweetAshBanMy daughter wanted it for our new baby. It’s such a cute gift.4
Wonderful toy for very youngauroraontarioI bought this as a gift and almost don't want to give it away! I like that there aren't any batteries and the tune is so soft and soothing and the toy so cuddly and simple. Great idea.5
The most adorable toy ever!Belle PotterThis is the cutest toy ever! I love playing with it - and so does my baby sister, needless to say! It's very easy for her to play with it. It plays a lovely, soothing melody as well. We are in love!5
KLAPPA Musical toy, caterpillar

Play turns us into human beings

Look, touch, push, lift… play is a way for your baby to develop their senses, to get orientated and to try to understand their surroundings. With the KLAPPA toys collection we wanted to develop toys which stimulate this journey of discovery and contribute to the important interaction between you and your baby. From a social context, the child grows through play, and becomes a human being.

When a new born baby’s eyes open for the first time, the central nervous system is still not yet fully developed. The eyes cannot see a distance of more than 7⅞-15¾", about as far away as the nursing mother's face. But by interacting with a variety of impressions, like colors, shapes, touches and sounds, the development of the small child's brain is stimulated. This is explained by researcher Krister Svensson, who has studied children's development, play and learning for many years. "But resting is just as important as the stimulation. The brain occasionally needs rest from the impressions in order to sort it all and relate everything to what it previously registered."

The details entice play

Toys adapted to the small baby can contribute to these important impressions which stimulate the brain's development. But what is it that really makes a certain toy enticing to the child? "Often it's something that stands out in their surroundings and draws attention to itself", says Krister. "Maybe black dots on a yellow giraffe or the sound of a rattle." Designer Malin Unnborn, who designed the KLAPPA toys collection, wanted to find those specific details that could create curiosity and lead to play. "For example, for the picture book and the ball I used colours with strong contrasts and fabrics with different structures, such as glossy and matte, soft and rough." On the snuggle blanket, the play mat and the baby gym, Malin made shark fins, ears and other details that stick out just enough for small and curious fingers to pinch them.

Toys create interaction

KLAPPA became an entire world of imaginative animals, plants and planets to explore. ”Maybe it’s not that important for the baby that it's a crab looking up at the edge of the play mat”, Malin says. "But it can entice an older child to play with their younger sibling." Krister feels that toys also play an important social function in the child's development. "They act as tools for social interaction between you and your child, and it's you who gives the toys life and meaning." For example, by naming a rattle 'a yellow giraffe', you can talk about it, and when you take turns holding the giraffe, an understanding in the child arises as to how they themselves are a part of a context. Play is based on interaction and is quite simply a necessity for a human being’s development, says Krister. "To become a human being requires interaction with other people."

Material

What is cotton?

Cotton is one of the world's most appreciated and used natural fibres. Textiles in cotton are soft, hardwearing and can be washed at high temperatures. They are also good at breathing and absorbing moisture – making them pleasant to wear close to the body. Today at IKEA we use more and more recycled cotton and strive to make sure that all the new cotton we use has been grown and produced with less and less amounts of pesticides, fertilizers and water.