This ball makes an EXCELLENT baby/toddler toy! I originally made it for my sister's twins. It was perfect for when they could first sit up - it is plush enough that little hands can still grab it and pick it up, but it is also light enough that they can throw it and roll it, and it won't hurt if they get 'bonked' with it. As my husband also noted, you could even slip a little rattle or noisemaker inside to make it more interesting. The twins are now almost four and they still play with them. Incidentally, now is the time we are grateful that it's plush as they like to pelt each other with them... Kids!