Small enough to take anywhere, the Jitter Snail stimulates your baby to use their fingers and hands in a variety of ways, thereby helping develop their fine motor skills. Hold the snail around 10 inches away from your newborn baby's face and, after baby's gaze focuses on the toy, slowly move it from side to side. After a few months your baby will randomly reach out with their hand to touch the snail toy, causing it to swing and move. Once your baby is almost a half year old their grasp reflex disappears and their hand-control improves, allowing them to reach out confidently and pull the toy to make it jitter. The fun peek-a-boo feature can help baby take their first steps in understanding object permanence.