This week’s Timberdoodle review is for something called a Sensory Tissue Box. It’s a simple concept: a plush, velveteen box stuffed with 15 squares of fabric in bright colors and different textures.
If I’m honest, I must admit I’d never have given this toy a second glance had the company not asked me to review it. But after watching how delighted my granddaughter seemed playing with it — and how long it held her attention — I now think it’s brilliant!
Why didn’t somebody think of this idea when my children were little? Why didn’t I think of it myself? Especially considering how often my babies pulled all the wet wipes out through those pop-up container lids. The sensory tissue box would’ve been a lot easier to put back in order than those crumpled and torn baby wipes were!
As I already mentioned, the Sensory Tissue Box comes with 15 swaths of fabric. Three of them are three-ply, with a crinkly piece of plastic sewn in between layers of felt, cotton broadcloth, and corduroy. These make fun rattle-y noises when baby squishes them.
The remaining fabric squares are sheer fabrics — six remind me of the silk scarves my mother used to wear, and the other six are tulle, like ballerina tutus.
The different textures help the squares stick to one another, so baby can easily stack or string them together for added fun.
The entire thing is hand-washable (be sure to let it air dry). Happily, the one thing my granddaughter never did was wipe her nose with the tissues, so I may not need to wash the toy quite as often as I first imagined.
Instead, she contented herself with pulling them out of the box, placing them on her head, throwing them on the floor, and stuffing them back in through the wide slot — all great practice for her fine and gross motor skills. The bottom of the box is slightly weighted, which helps ensure that slot is always on top, where it belongs.
This toy may be designed for little ones, but my 12-year-old found a fun way to play with it, as well (and to entertain her nieces and nephews at the same time) — by using the scarves to juggle! They’re so light, they stay in the air a lot longer than balls, making them the perfect medium for kids just learning this skill.
Do you have babies who would enjoy the Sensory Tissue Box (or older kids who need help developing their hand-eye coordination 😉)? You can purchase it through Timberdoodle as a stand-alone product or as part of their 2022 Tiny Tots Curriculum Kit. So check it out!
While you’re on the Timberdoodle website, I’d encourage you to take a look around. We love everything we’ve ever ordered from this small family-owned company!
PLEASE NOTE: As a member of the Timberdoodle blog team, I routinely receive free or deeply discounted products in exchange for writing honest reviews. Opinions expressed in these posts are 100% my own. I’ve been a happy and enthusiastic Timberdoodle customer for decades — long before I ever started blogging for their company.