Bright Starts Rattle & Shake Barbell and Cuddle & Sooth Blanket Review


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For the second time in just a few weeks, I was given the option to review Bright Starts products. What a nice surprise that is! This time around, we received the Rattle & Shake Barbell and the Cuddle & Soothe Blanket.

Rattle & Shake Barbell

Colorful rattle & shake run makes this one of baby’s favorites.


  • Clear rattle with colorful beads
  • Textured handle is easy for baby to grasp
  • Mirror and beads inside reflect light

The rattle is a well designed rattle meant for little fingers to grab and shake.


Cuddle & Sooth Blanket

Baby will love to hug and cuddle this soft blanket!  Also featuring a teether corner, this blanket is  great for soothing baby’s gums.


  • Soft blanket with cute character scene
  • Teether corner soothes baby’s gums
  • Multiple textures for tactile stimulation
  • Sewn in loop to attach to carrier for on-the-go fun


The teether blanket is nice as well. The teething corners are hard enough to provide the comfort while teething, but not so hard that if the blanket inadvertently hit the child as they were playing with it would not hurt them. The material that the blanket is made of is extremely soft and ‘snuggle-ready’. Like the company name, the product is bright in color.

Since the last time I reviewed the products, I was able to make a trip to one of my favorite places… Target! Target sells a variety of Bright Starts products which I am sure were not around when I had my first daughter more than six years ago.

I am looking forward to using more Bright Starts products in the future. I hope you find that the products are as bright and child-friendly as I have.


This review was written by Angela for The Mama Report.


I received the above mentioned products for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

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