Pros: easy to hold
Cons: smells like rubber!
My 4 month old can handle this toy easily and can manipulate it however she chooses. She likes to suck on sophie's face. However, after about 5mins she seems to get frustrated with it and begins to fuss and immediately stops playing with it. I can't figure out why she does that. Maybe the smell or taste bothers her? The smell is very strong and I wonder if it is "healthy". I've thought twice about not using sophie because of the smell. Also, things obviously stick to the rubber easily. I often find little pieces of hair or other random junk on it. I rinse it off frequently throughout the day just in case little dog hairs sneak onto it.