Plastic cell phones aren't nearly as exciting as ones that light up and actually ring. Remote controls without batteries are not as fascinating as the ones that turn the channels. Tiny tots even choose hard metallic keys over the colorful chewy ones that won't leave gashes in their foreheads. What's the most popular adult gadget in your home?
Place a brand new fluffy dog that squeaks in front of a tot and he'll reach for the keys. Toy companies took note and tried to replicate some of mama's best tricks in rubber or wooden forms, but neither they nor mommy can pull the wool over itty bitty eyes.