A pair of soft volley-ball knee pads were the best $12 purchase. They have become an essential part of my wardrobe on days I am home alone with Kiana. I bought them in May, which is when I started caring for Kiana on my own, she was 6 months old. I am not able to hold and carry Kiana while standing and walking because I do not have the balance, but I am able to pick her up and carry her while on my knees. They also are useful just for when I am on the floor playing toys with her, or for chasing after her across the room.