Dads are funny, aren't they? :) Despite Daniel's best efforts, Ethan did end up receiving a toy that he became VERY attached to- a Baby Cozies from North American Bear Co. This is a great toy- it's only about 8 inches in size, so it's a nice small, portable toy for your child. The cozies are made of cuddly ultra velour and are really soft and feel good. They're baby safe and have no small parts that could fall off or choke your child. The cozies are small, so I never worried about Ethan sleeping with it, and he's had it as his special toy since he was just a few months old. We ended up buying him a second cozy a few months later, and he takes them both pretty much everywhere.
When I found out I was pregnant with Vivian, one of the first things that we purchased for her was a Baby Cozies of her own! She now has two as well, and they sleep with her every night and frequently end up hanging out with her during the day as well.
Poor Daniel, he still lives in fear of leaving one of the kids' special toys behind, and now we have 4 of them to keep track of! But the kids love them and that's what matters. Or so I keep telling him! If you're looking for a wonderful baby shower present or something fun for the baby in your life, definitely consider purchasing one (or more) of these!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review and received no product. Just writing about something that my kids and I love!