Babies love to shake and squeeze rattles. This rattle is made of super soft polyester which makes it a snuggly toy as well as surface washable. The black and white x and o pattern encourages sensory development along with the added mirror and squeaker heart at top. The "Loved" sentiment included on the rattle adds a sweet, heartfelt message for a child. Makes a great gift along with other items in the Black and White Collection such as The It's Time for Bed Book and Black and White Playmat.