I got a new toy. It’s called a sleepywrap and I really like it. It’s similar to the Moby wrap. It’s basically lots and lots of stretchy fabric that you use to tie your baby to yourself. I use it probably every third day or so for Evelyn’s cranky time. I think I might start using it for sleep training because Evelyn will often go right to sleep if I put her in it facing me. The basic idea is nothing new and you can make yourself one for about half as much if you’re willing to put up with un-stretchy material, but I really like that it’s elastic because I feel like it holds Evelyn closer to me than other things I’ve used that were just straight material.
My other product scored considerably lower on my happiness scale. Taggies are clothes and other products made with little tags made from soft or interesting materials. They are meant to give the child something to rub and feel thus “creating in them a true sense of good feeling, positive adjustment and overall happiness (taggies website).” Perhaps they are better for different ages, or on blankets or toys rather than clothes, but for my baby the tags always end up in her face and rubbing on her cheeks, thus taunting her with the mistaken impression that there is food nearby. Unfortunately a fail in my book.