Our little lady is a major remote junkie. It's how we got her to crawl (yes, in other news...WE HAVE A CRAWLER!)...we just put the remote across the room from her and through grit and determination, she would get to that remote.
Well, if there could ever be a source of friction between T and Grandpa...the remote was it...neither one of them wanted to share. So for now, we have a solution...
T loves her new Elmo remote. All sorts of ewws and ahhs over it!
So to keep her loving it, I think we all just need to treat it as the real thing, as though it's off limits...that should keep it desirable!