Wednesday, August 02, 2006
It Works For Me Wednesday
I stumbled upon the blog Rocks In My Dryer home of It Works For Me Wednesday and I thought that I would give it a go.
You buy your sweet baby a toy and they like the box it came in better. That favorite toy sure needs to be washed, but you can't pry it out of your little ones hand. Tender, teething gums need soft toys for chewing. You are worried that you are going to lose that special "lovey" and then what?!?
My solution- the handkerchief octopus. It is inexpensive, easily washed, sost and best of all, easily duplicated. I keep one at home, one in the diaper bag and even one in the car. All you need is a large handkerchief, could be white, colored or printed it is up to you. Basically, you just knot the middle and each of the four corners. When you are finished it should look like a four-legged octopus. I usually have her hold it when I feed her and I try to handle it as much as possible so it has that comforting "mommy smell". It is also good in the stroller to keep baby busy while you shop or just to keep baby's hands from yanking out that pacifier AGAIN!! (Those eyes that look up at you, so innocent, so sweet, when they pull the pacifier out of their own mouth, "Mommy, why did you do that. Fix it, fix it!!)
Sophie loves hers. You can watch the video in the post below to get an idea.