Growing up in a big city, I often found myself on crowded trains and buses, looking up at my dad and longingly wondering when I would be able to reach the straphangers to hold on tight while traveling to and fro. I wish I’d had this Cowacca (literal meaing: small loop), which attaches to adult belt loops and bags, and provides immediate kid-comfort in any mass-transit vehicle. Carefully designed with small hands in mind, the wooden handle is crafted out of natural maple, while the belt is handmade by a leather artist. It was created in Japan (where city planners literally go to observe good public transportation), and designed by Rina Ono. Perfect for the tiny contingency of commuters in Manhattan!

+ Cowacca 3150 yen or about $35

+ Rinao Design