"Never do for a child what he can do for himself. A "dependent" child is a demanding child. Children become irresponsible only when we fail to give them opportunities to take on responsibility." Parent tips
No-Sew Fleece Octopus Craft: This would make a great baby rattle if you fill the head with poly-fill and add a rattler. Must get rid of wiggly eyes and bows, as they are a choking hazard. This could totally be a dog toy!