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Seventeen months ago, I became a mommy. For the first time! Now, I had been a step-mom to four beautiful girls for some time, but I had yet to have a baby in my household, at least not full-time. As of November 2015, that all changed. My sweet little wild man was born… and not only did my life change, but my crafting changed.
I used to knit shawls, crochet scarves, and hem dresses. Now I knit teddy bears, crochet baby blankets, and sew taggie toys. Nearly every craft I do or think about centers around my son.
Unfortunately, as a first-time mom, I didn’t know ahead of time what my son would want or need. I also didn’t know many of the items could be made right in my craft room for less than buying them in a store. So, I was late on almost everything. I bought when could have made. Or, my son didn’t have it at all.
Taggie toys are a big example. I had never seen them. I had never even heard of them. So, my son didn’t get one until he was nearly 15 months old.
You see folks, I discovered taggie toys only a few months ago when nearly all the teeth in my son’s mouth decided to come in all at once. He was in terrible pain. Desperate to help him, I decided to look for an alternative to baby Tylenol and the frozen teethers he simply refused to use.
I consulted the great and powerful Google and was blessed with about a million pictures of various teething toys. Some made of silicon, some in rings, some crocheted, etc… But one picture really caught my attention. It was a taggie toy with a wooden teething ring. I immediately thought, “DJ would love that!’
As I continued to search I came across a package of 10 wooden teething rings on Amazon. It may seem stupid to you, but that’s when it hit me. I could make this stuff! I mean, why not? I had a ton of scrap material and ribbon. All I needed were the rings. I fixed that issue with a quick click on the Amazon ad.
A few days later, my son had his first taggie toy and he was happily chomping down on the wooden teether. 😁