Your Baby's First and Favorite Toy

Phoenix, Arizona 1188 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Your Baby's First and Favorite Toy

Phoenix, Arizona | 1188 Sales

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About Zadyball

Sales 1,188
On Etsy since 2008

The story of your baby's first and favorite toy

Before my son was born, I was a computer programmer for a major credit card company. But, when I looked into that little boy's eyes for the first time, I knew that I couldn't leave him to go back to work.
I began my adventure as a stay-at-home mom. My life revolved around this new little person, and I wanted to make sure that he had everything he could possibly need or want. When he was about 6 months old, I noticed that he was obsessed with strings. He loved to play with the string on my hoodie. He would stare at shoelaces for hours. His favorite toy was a stuffed giraffe with a knotted fabric string for a tail. He loved to sleep with it, but would cry the second he "lost" the string.
So, I decided to make a new toy for him. One that had lots of strings, so that he would always have one to hold. That toy became the very first Zadyball. He carried it with him EVERYWHERE we went. For years. It was the subject of many conversations, usually beginning with "what is that thing?" When I would explain it, I would often hear "Oh, my child would like something like that too!" That was when I realized that I was on to something.
I started making Zadyballs as baby shower gifts. Soon, I had baby shower guests asking where they could buy one. After much convincing from family and friends, I decided to sell them.
That's when I discovered the wonderful world of Etsy. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Shop members

  • Alayna

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Alayna is the owner and designer of Zadyball. She is the homeschooling mother of four beautiful children.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 20, 2018
What is a Zady®Ball?
A Zady®Ball is designed first of all with babies in mind. They are soft to hold and cuddle, and have lots of strings to grab and rub.
Lots of babies have a “lovey” and many times the item they pick has something for them to rub – whether it’s the corner of a blanket or the nose on a teddy bear. The knotted ends of the strings are great to fulfill baby’s need for something to rub!

SAFE FOR YOUR BABY - No small parts to pose a choking hazard. The strings are only 4-5 inches long, are securely sewn in place, and will not wrap around even the smallest of necks. And NO lead-based paint! ;)

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If there is any problem with your order, PLEASE contact me right away. I will do everything I can to make it right.
Payment is due upon purchase. Please send payment as soon as possible after purchase is completed.

I accept PayPal and credit cards.
I try to ship within 3 business days after receiving the order.

I use USPS First Class shipping. If you need an alternate shipping method, please let me know. I will try to accommodate you, for an added fee.

I love to ship Internationally! The only country I am unable to ship to at this time is Italy. (Sorry guys)

***International customers are responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries.***
Additional policies and FAQs
I LOVE to do wholesale orders! Please contact me for more information.

I'm happy to do custom orders - please contact me to make the perfect toy for you!