Small and DustyvivianaHonestly, it's really, really cute but it's small and mine was very dusty even though it was delivered in its box. Considering that it has to be far from the baby -these are not supposed to be touched by the baby- I think they should be bigger to be seen properly like the Klappa collection which has the right size.3
On a trip in the fairytale forest
Already in their first stages of life, small children go on journeys of discovery where all their senses develop at an impressive speed. The baby toys collection GULLIGAST is a fairytale forest full of imaginative animals and plants that stimulate this vital development with colours, shapes and sounds. It’s an invitation to touch, pull and listen – or just watch.
The bunny, the mouse and all the other animals hang, climb and play around in the fantasy world that designer Stina Lanneskog has created.
“I made GULLIGAST into a fairytale forest. Maybe it inspires to own stories when you stand at the changing table and talk to your child about the animals in the mobile.”
Small details with great significance
All the details of the animals are carefully thought out to contribute to the child’s development of different senses.
“Strong colour contrasts, movement and the rustling sound in the bunny’s ear stimulate eyes and ears and spark curiosity. To reach for something is important training of eye-hand coordination,” Stina explains. All the details might not be noticed at first glance but are there for a reason.
“The bunny has embroidered eyelashes that give it character and a friendly look.”
Toys that last
All parts of GULLIGAST are created for both the newborn baby and a couple of months later when he or she can grip and hold the animals. Then you can take them apart from the baby gym – they’re made to handle both wet kisses, and curious fingers that pull rustling ears.
“Later, when your child is ready for other toys, GULLIGAST can be handed over to a younger sibling or another baby on the same journey of discovery.”
What is polyester?
Polyester is a durable, quick-drying and insulating material that is optimal to use for textiles and as filling in pillows, quilts and furniture. The material is made from crude oil – a limited resource. Since IKEA doesn’t want to contribute to more virgin oil being used, we are now gradually switching to recycled and traceable polyester from sources like PET bottles. What’s nice is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without changing or losing its great qualities.