Dammit! Why do non-parents think that a good baby gift is the Boo Boo Bunny? We have received no less than 3 of these ridiculous things.
In case you've never crossed paths with the Boo Boo Bunny, it's a tiny plastic square filled with liquid (water? bunny pee?) that you put in your freezer. (larger picture here) When your precious darling falls down and bumps his/her sweet little head/nose/chin/knee/name-another-body-part-here, you rush to the freezer, grab the square and tuck it inside the tiny pastel-colored stuffed bunny (included with the plastic square), secure it with the velcro strap and place it on the appropriate injured body part.
The idea is that your little darling will LOVE the little Bunny and will let you ice the appropriate area, thus reducing swelling, scarring and other skin damage.
Okay, here's my beef: Kids HATE these things. What the first thing that a typical kid does when you put something cute (or actually even non-cute) on their head, where they can't see it? They squirm around so that they can see it. Or they grab your hand and pull it down to see the cute object. The point is: If they are looking at the Bunny, it is not on the sore/swollen/profusely bleeding body part, and IS NOT DOING ANY GOOD. What about a good old ice cube? Wrap it in a paper towel for variety. Isn't this just as effective and (bonus!) free?!
The tag on these ridiculous wastes of good money say:
If a boo boo has you feeling crummy,
put the ice cube in my tummy.
Hold it to your boo boo tight
and everything will be all right!
No, everything will NOT be alright. Junior will scream even harder as this adorable plush freezing-cold object is pressed on his boo-boo. Maybe he will even develop a fear of bunnies, or of plush toys. I don't know...someone should do a study on this!