The rubber ducky still rules.
This is a silly little thing, but we had to blog it. We got this little rubber ducky as a gift (its real name is the Munchkin Safety Bath Ducky). It floats in the tub and has a "White Hot" safety disc at the bottom that tells you when the water is too hot in the tub, which turns out to be useful, because depending on how hot or cold we are, water temperature can be really hard to gauge at first - esp when you are a new parent and scared of shocking the little thing.
BUT THE BEST thing is that our baby goes nuts when she sees it in the tub and starts reaching for it and sucking on it immediately. It's hilarious and sweet to see the power of the Duckie. Oh, and the other best thing is that it only costs $3.