I purchased this ball from my cousin Holly who is a consultant for Discovery Toys. Clare has been playing with it since she was 6 months old. It is amazing. It continues to be one of her top toy picks. It smells like strawberries. It is amazing. Clare hugs it. Kisses it. Licks it. Kicks it. All this entertainment for a mere $15. I purchased three more for baby gifts. Every baby needs a Tangiball. They also sell it in a smaller version. The color is blue and it smells like vanilla. It's okay for $10. I say upgrade to the red ball. Your baby will thank you! (PS: Leave me a comment if you want one. Holly will thank you for the business)!