Natalie Cronin Reyes

Founder of Tinker Tree Play/Care on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

I have served the early childhood community as a “professional player” for more than 16 years, and I have never loved a product the way I love bObles! bObles found me shortly after the birth of my son. We first brought the Chicken into our play, and I noticed just how many ways I could vary his tummy time to increase the amount of time before he became fatigued and irritable at me. He went from immediate protest to enjoying his belly play as the soft, yet firm surface took the pressure off his stomach, we rocked to reach toys and he could “smack” it and laugh as he made it move. We then added a crocodile and elephant and his older brothers, 6 and 8 at the time found even more inventive ways to use them. Now my son is 21 months old and we have more than a dozen bObles in our home and they are part of our day-to-day life.