You can't really have a range of baby toys without a ball! Balls are so fundamental to babies development and they never seem to tire of watching the ball roll away from them and back towards them. Balls probably come in the babies list along with cardboard boxes and keys of the most wanted items. There's all sorts of science of course, that developing hand eye co-ordination early can help with sports later on, but much more important for us than that is the joy of watching a baby transfixed and then so excited by a ball. All Pebble products are made in Bangladesh by the extremely talented and capable artisans at Hathay Bunano ps. We love their workmanship and we love rural Bangladesh. Pebble toys are our small contribution to supporting families in rural Bangladesh, to removing the need for economic migration to the cities and to providing women with flexible working opportunities which are close to their homes. All Pebble toys are 100% cotton with 100% polyester fill. About 10cm. They are all machine washable and can be tumble dried on a low setting.