The Sweet Pea 3 in an MP3 player for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. It has only 3 buttons (play, back, stop), comes pre-loaded with a few children's classic songs and stories, and has an easy-grip handle so kids can bang it about with them. Play the preloaded songs or download up to 16 hours of music, USB cable included.
What I liked about it: Wallie (my 4-year-old) loves the Sweet Pea. She really does carry it from room to room and always switches it on to listen to while drawing or eating breakfast. It's rugged and it was easy enough for my preschooler to figure out without me having to read any directions.
What I didn't: We have an iPod so adding this product to our electronic arsenal seemed redundant. The preloaded songs are corny with a capital C. The audio quality is not up to adult MP3 player standards, but kids probably don't notice.
Cost to you: $59.95 (they anticipate a Christmas rush so order now)
Cost to me: Free