Wooden clutching toys are essential for the hands of babies. They trigger the grasp reflex and promote the development process to targeted grabbing. During this process, a lot of sensory impressions will be mediated. They help babies to discover their environment. The emerging rattling sound increases the interest for the way of grabbing. HEIMESS soft colours: For the sake of the children and the environment we use only water-based paints for our high-quality toys and dispense with clear varnish containing solvents. This may result in traces of usage due to mechanical friction. The glazing of the beads leaves the fine structure of the wood visible.