Ahoy mateys! The pirates have invaded the crib with Yookidoo’s newest addition to baby’s fun. Little one’s hands fit easily around the circular base of the teether rattle making it accessible for exploration. Multiple rings, a crinkle scarf, shiney tie, soft , chewable pirate’s hat and big engaging eyes and smile invite baby to play. Bring along his side-kick, the parrot, who sings or plays music to baby’s movement. I knew this toy would engage more than a baby. A toddler sibling took one look at baby brother’s new toy and called out,” I want that too!”

If you don’t want to be a girl pirate, the Giddy Up Gal Playset offers a cowgirl and musical pony.

Recommended age: baby and up

The above opinions are solely those of the author. The “Pirate Play Set” was provided for review by International Playthings.