well, he likes it ok. i used four different yarns in contrasting colors, a very bulky wool, chenille, cotton and merino. used size 2s and made the loops slightly different sizes.
it's not as chewy as i'd like. i think i'd need to make something with some stuffing to have it be really "toothsome". or, all wool, make the loops wider and larger circumference then felt.... hmm.... but he likes looking at it and playing with it.
i guess the fibers COULD be a problem once he has teeth. i'll just keep an eye on it. i don't think smooth fabric would have the same noshing comfort.
me+him for 15 yrs, welcomed our little one march 25th, 2010.