I was a little disappointed to find that this toy is not in fact a rattle, even though it says it's part of the Heimess Wooden Rattles. The toy makes no sound. I was also disappointed to find that the elastic is very tight, so the toy is not very flexible or squishy like other beaded elastic ball toys I have seen. However, maybe the toy was never meant to be flexible or squishy, in which case that's my mistake. Other than these two minor issues the toy was great, and I'm sure the baby I bought it for will have a grand time playing and chewing on it.