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Lightweight, Safe Sensory Balls | Hospital Approved

Type: Sensory Ball
Color - Red & Yellow


Developed to meet the rigors of hospitals’ safety and infection control standards, the Nurture Smartᵀᴹ sensory ball is designed with expert input from healthcare professionals and is the first and only sensory ball trusted by over 500 hospitals, including the top 10 pediatric hospitals.

The Nurture Smartᵀᴹ sensory ball is a lightweight, safe and tactile toy designed with expert input from Child Life Specialists to stimulate muscle and coordination development as children grow.

Hospital Approved

This unique and patented sensory development ball is perfect for crawlers, toddlers and even older children. It is lightweight enough for a toddler to lift over their head yet durable to be played with in most indoor and outdoor settings. The crinkled rib design makes it easy to grasp, catch and throw for even small hands, and includes bright colors for sensory stimulation.

Sensory Development Features

Ribbed Design

The unique patented ribbed design makes it easy for even the smallest hands to grasp, catch and throw, helping build fine motor skills.

Crinkle Material

The Sensory Ball's crinkle material used in the ribbing provides a pleasing experience and a rewarding auditory and tactile sensory stimulation.

Bright Colors

Contrasting primary colors provide babies with visual sensory stimulation, making it easy for them to see and track the Sensory Ball.

Lightweight & Durable

The Sensory Ball is both lightweight enough for a toddler to lift over their head and durable to withstand play in most indoor and outdoor settings.

About Our Sensory Ball

Perfect for Toddlers and Crawling Babies

Designed for hospitals. Developed by doctors. Trusted by experts. Loved by parents.

Nurture Smartᵀᴹ makes superior quality sensory toys for babies, and our sensory ball is an ideal way to promote shared play experiences and engagement with children and their siblings, helping them develop social skills, coordination, self-control, and emotional regulation.

Designed with expert input from Child Life Specialists and intended to help stimulate muscle development, improve vision, and encourage hand-eye coordination, the Nurture Smartᵀᴹ sensory ball is a vibrant, versatile and tactile toy that can be used indoors or outdoors and is perfect for infants, crawlers, toddlers and young children.

Trusted by over 500 of the country's best hospitals, including the top 10 Pediatric Hospital in America, our innovative sensory ball was designed to exceed the rigorous safety, development and durability standards of both healthcare professionals and parents alike.

Research-backed development and design features of our sensory ball:

  • Patented "ribbed" design helps build fine motor skills and makes it easy for even the smallest hands to grasp, catch and throw; also ensures the ball won't roll away
  • Perfect for infants, toddlers, crawlers, and even older kids
  • No loose or removable parts, strings or fabrics that can be a hazard to your baby
  • Arrives fully assembled
  • Manufactured without any harmful materials (BPA and Phthalate-free)
  • Pleasing 'crinkle-sound' from the material provides rewarding auditory development and tactile sensory stimulation
  • Two (2) primary color options, each with vibrant, bright, contrasting colors that provide visual sensory stimulation and make it easy for infants to see and track
  • Lightweight, durable design with an inner PVC liner allowing the sensory ball to be safely used in most indoor or outdoor settings, whether at home or on-the-go
  • Nylon material surface is easy to clean and disinfect and will hold up to soap, water and wipes
  • Perfect sensory toy to help foster muscle development and coordination including pushing, chasing, throwing & catching
  • Inner PVC liner deflates for easy storage and packing

Why Choose Our Sensory Ball?

Infants and Toddlers

At this age, ball play helps children develop grasping skills, eye-hand coordination, tracking, finger muscles, and the ability to move objects from one hand to another. Cognitively, infants and toddlers learn about the properties of balls: They bounce, roll down hills, are easy to move and difficult to keep still. As youngsters play with balls, they begin to get the feel of repetitive rhythms - bouncing, grasping, and squeezing. Just remember that balls for infants and toddlers must be large enough to pass a choke-tube test.


Ball play at this age can help children master individual gross-motor skills, such as kicking, throwing, catching, aiming, rolling, bouncing, and tracking. Social skills, too, come into play as children participate in simple games - rolling, throwing, and kicking balls to one another. Though preschool children are often beginning to learn the games of their cultures, this is not a time for activities that require many rules or emphasize winning and losing.


The Nurture Smart™ Sensory Ball is 14" in diameter.


Insert the PVC Bladder through the opening provided, inflate by mouth or air pump, use snaps to close opening.


Keep the Sensory Ball inflated, or deflate the bladder by squeezing the nozzle for easy storage.

Designed for Hospitals, Loved by Parents

What Makes Our Products Exceptional

Hear a Child Life Specialist talk about what makes Nurture Smart products stand out.

Designed with Safety and Durability in Mind

Nurture Smart™ Sensory Ball

The Nurture Smart™ Sensory Ball provides a powerful mechanism for shared play between babies and their parents and/or siblings.

Trusted by 500+ Hospitals

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose the Nurture Smartᵀᴹ Sensory Ball? 

The Nurture Smartᵀᴹ Sensory Ball provides a powerful mechanism for shared play between babies and their parents and/or siblings.  Shared sensory ball play helps develop social skills, self- control and emotional regulation. This sensory toy for babies is wonderful as babies and children can use them in so many ways; ways that change as youngsters master new skills and learn new concepts.

How is the Nurture Smartᵀᴹ Sensory ball different?

This sensory ball has a unique, patented rib design that is perfect for small hands to practice grasp and release, building fine motor skills. Crawlers and toddlers alike will love pushing, chasing, throwing and catching this ball as they build coordination and strengthen major muscle groups. The rib design prevents this sensory ball from rolling too far away, so more play time and less frustration!

Can this sensory ball be used indoors and out?

Yes, this sensory ball is light enough to be used safely indoors, and the tough nylon cover allows for outdoor play. The nylon cover of this sensory ball is easy to clean with disinfecting wipes and the inner PVC liner deflates for easy storage and packing.

How does this sensory ball provide sensory stimulation?

The sensory ball includes a pleasing crinkle material in the patented ribs that provide rewarding auditory and tactile sensory stimulation. The bright, contrasting colors provides visual sensory stimulation and make it easy to see and track.

What is the appropriate age range for this sensory ball?

This sensory ball will provide hours of fun for crawlers, toddlers and older children.

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