With babies and toddlers, having a bag ready to go full of good toys for church will save you some angst. Watch out for hard plastic or metal which can be banged noisily on the pew. Opting for special toys which echos the message of the gospel (loosely) helps to set the tone for Sunday. Try stuffed animal lambs, bible bored books, Christmas cards, holy cards, bible character figurines, rosaries, holy water bottles, religious picture books, Christmas nativity figurines. If your child puts everything in her mouth, purchase a small photo album and slide in a bunch of pictures of Jesus, the saints and his people. Although this won’t totally protect your pictures, it will keep your child from eating paper. You can cut these kind of pictures from nonprofit organization mailings, trifolds in the back of the church, religious calendars, Christmas cards or holy cards you purchase at a religious books store or online.