Like a true third child, Max is always on the go. From big brother’s basketball games to sister’s ballet class to school pick ups, he has to go with the flow quite a bit. Thankfully, he’s an easy going baby so this works out okay for us, but I learned the hard way that I needed to plan ahead and pack accordingly to entertain his active little 11 month old self. My current go-to toy to entertain Max is the brilliant Kleynimals: baby-safe teething toys designed to resemble keys that babies seem to love.
Inspired by an empty search for non-toxic keys for baby, Kleynimals were designed to have the weight and appeal of a traditional key ring made of baby-safe material.
- Non-toxic animal keys
- For babies 6 months and up
- Made of 100% food grade stainless steel
- Dishwasher safe
- Made in the USA
Kleynimals is a set of three sweet animals on a ring: Leo the Lion, Eli the Elephant and Gus the Giraffe.
Max and the Clean Key Animals
Max took to the Kleynimals immediately. Like many babies, he has shown some interest in my key ring, but holy gross. In addition to being made of materials not safety tested for kids, with sharp edges, my keys go into the ignition, car door and are just yuck. On the opposite end of the spectrum: Kleynimals come in a drawstring pouch so you can keep them clean in your diaper bag – or wherever you decide to keep them. In addition, Kleynimals have no sharp edges and are smooth with texture to define the animals and add interest.
Turns out it’s really hard to take a sweet action shot of an 11 month old playing with a teething toy that makes noise when rattled. Max shakes the Kleynimals, throws them, mouths them… does just about everything but hold them still for a good photo.
You can tell from our action shots, though, that the Kleynimals are the perfect size for his chubby hands. Each animal is a few inches tall and contoured, perfectly proportioned for baby’s hands.
Personalize Your Kleynimals
Kleynimals recently launched an engraving service so you can personalize your set. We think this option makes Kleynimals a perfect gift. Even though they’re not intended for use until baby reaches 6 months old, personalized Kleynimals are a great new baby gift. Unique, affordable and something you know baby will use – and love.
Shop! Visit the Kleynimals online store to purchase a set for $24. Engraving starts at an additional $10.