Everyone knows the saying "the best things in life are free" but slightly lesser known is the saying "the best toys in life are cheap". Maybe because I just made it up. But really, what kids love best are things like cardboard boxes, pots & pans, mud pies, and paper towel tubes. Amelia has reached the chocolate chip bag stage. Forget all of the rattles and special crinkle books. All you need is a healthy appetite for chocolate chips and then after you empty the bag...voila, you have the best baby toy ever. It's a win win situation. Guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment for your little one. This is not a paid advertisement (although maybe it should be).
It's also convenient for hiding behind to suck your thumb, hoping your mom won't notice.