Ok, I’ll admit it. I never had an original glow worm when I was a child (early ’80s) and I ALWAYS wanted one. When I realized that glow worms toys were still being made in some form, I immediately added one to Darah’s baby registry. When she received it, I was absolutely thrilled. So I suppose the answer to the question of who the gloworm belongs to is just a little bit debatable.
Given my overall excitement about having a glow worm in my house, it probably won’t surprise you to hear that it is a big hit around here, and not just with me, but also with the baby, it’s intended playmate. Darah started to really enjoy listening to and watching her Playskool Lullaby Gloworm at about 3 weeks of age, and she seems to enjoy it more and more each day. At 7 weeks, she now smiles when I turn it on, and she eagerly follows the face and the sound as I move it around her. She has even attempted to reach for it!
As a warning, I will say that the music it plays when you squeeze its tummy only lasts for 15-20 seconds. Therefore, if you are trying to use the glow worm to put your baby to sleep, I don’t think you’ll have much luck (go for a white noise machine for this purpose). But I think it is a terrific toy for teaching your baby to track movement and sound. Overall, it is a terrific toy for playtime, especially when your baby is alert, but quiet. These retail for around $15 and come in blue or pink.