February 21, 2021 2 min read
Dena vs Grimm's
Two rainbows. Different brands. Different materials. Same concept - open-ended play.
Let's have a look at the Dena silicone rainbow vs the Grimm's wooden rainbow.
The Dena rainbow is made of 100% platinum-based silicone. It makes it ideal for your little one who is always on the go. Bath time? Outdoor play? A day at the beach? This rainbow can handle it all. Pair this rainbow with your way to play roads, and you've got bridges. Or tunnels. Or whatever else your mind can imagine! It's lightweight, making it easy to carry for even the littlest of hands. Because silicone is a flexible material, stacking and balancing can be more difficult with a Dena rainbow. That being said, most 6 month olds are more interested in chewing on their toys than seeing how tall they can build so this isn't normally an issue :D
Building tall towers? Ball runs? The Grimm's rainbow is handmade using European harvested limewood. It's stacking capabilities are endless, thanks to the durability and quality of the material used. Unlike your traditional plastic toy, if your wooden rainbow breaks, it can be easily repaired using wood-glue! It's safe for little mouths as Grimm's uses non-toxic water-based stain and is finished with plant-based oils. Just like the Dena, there's no need to worry if you see your little putting this toy in their mouths!
As for sizing - the Dena comes in small or large. The small Dena measures 4.33″ x 2.4″ and the large sits at 6.63″ x 3.38″. This is roughly equivalent to the small and medium Grimm's rainbows.
The Grimm's comes in three sizes - small, medium and large. Being handmade, each rainbow will have unique measurements. That said, this is what you can expect size-wise (approximately) from each rainbow: Small 3.9″ x 2.3″, Medium 6.7″ x 3.4″ x 2.5″, and Large 15.2″ x 2.8” x 7.2″.
Both the Dena and the Grimm's large rainbows come with 12 pieces; however, the large Dena is more similar in size to the Grimm's medium rainbow. Each brand offers different colour choices - both have your traditional rainbow colouring, as well as a pastel colour option. The Grimm's rainbow also comes in a natural - so depending on your home aesthetic, there is something for everyone.
Caring for your Rainbow. Being 100% platinum-based silicone, you can care for your rainbow by tossing it in the bath with the kids or washing it in the sink with warm soapy water. As for the Grimm's rainbow, a damp cloth will do the trick. Because of the stain and nature of the limewood, you want to avoid submerging your rainbow, as well as avoid using soap, hot water or disinfectant on it. Always make sure to air dry at room temperature!
Both of these rainbows are great additions to your open-ended playroom. With endless ways of using them, each of these rainbows will provide entertainment hours and countless new ways to play!
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