At first, I was skeptical. A fellow Featured Blogger on WTE posted that she had been peer pressured into buying the Seahorse from Fisher-Price. Cutest little thing that apparently has magical powers. It can put any infant to sleep and keep them that way for an extended period of time.
I laughed. A miracle-working infant toy for the mother who is just too exhausted and can’t get her child to sleep. Yeah, right. I’ll hold onto my money, thank you.
Then, another fellow featured blogger, and good friend, posted in May that the Seahorse was doing good things for her daughter.
Today, I was walking in Walmart, and I came across the Seahorse. I picked it up. Put it down. Picked it back up. I read the box. Can this really work? Really? Is a $12 product going to save my sanity and help my child sleep through the night?
There’s no way. Right? I mean it’s not really going to work, is it? No infant toy can make your child go to sleep and stay that way.
I dropped the Seahorse in my cart and headed to the checkout line. The worst that would happen would be that I would be out $12 on an infant toy, and believe in miracles just a little less.
I got home, and the laundry was calling for me. Parker was screaming because he was exhausted, and I figured it was now or never. I put Parker and his new Seahorse in the crib and off I went.
Two minutes later, I came back and snapped the photo above. It’s been 2 and a half hours since I took that photo, and they’re still both in exactly the same position. Parker never naps this long, so part of me just has to wonder.
Miracle infant toy? I don’t know. But if it will make my baby sleep, it’s the best $12 investment I’ve ever made.