Are security blankets and stuffed animals a good idea? For us, they are! Both my boys have their own, each with different level of attachment though.
Ever since A. was born I always wondered what he would get attached to, what would bring him comfort while he slept. He was around 9 months (right around the time he started walking) when he choose Blankie as his sidekick. And they have never parted ever since!
Teddy, aka T.D., became part of his clan when he was a year and a half. A., Blankie, and T.D. have been inseparable ever since! He is 4 now and he still takes them everywhere! Whenever they travel with us in the car they stay in the car, but sleeping without them is so hard for him. He’d cry himself to sleep.
Back in February Champ joined the clan. I never thought A. would get attached to him at all since he never showed much interest when we went to Build-A-Bear.
J. has always loved stuffed animals but never got attached to one. He’d tote them around for a couple of days and then go cold turkey for a few weeks and then he’d grab a new stuffy. This changed when he found his brother’s giraffe (the one on top of the pillowpet). He can go without him, but he is his favorite. He calls him Jaffe. And as you can see he loves his “Jaffies”!!
This is Baby, another favorite of J. He plays a lullaby when you wind him up. And yup, you guessed right, this was not his, it was given to A. before he was even born!
And last but not least…MY TURN!!
Meet my monkey!! He’s been with me for a little over 25 years now! Poor little guy never got a name, is missing one, one leg is longer than the other one, and my older sister decapitated him once. He’s been through a lot.
And for those wondering, I do sleep with him every now and then, specially when I am sick.
Do you or your kid(s) have a blanket or stuffed animal?