Security Blankets and Stuffed Animals.

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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.

 

Boys and their guys

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 & Blankie

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.

Teddy, Blankie & Champ

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.

Jaffies

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”!!

Baby

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!!

Me and my monkey

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?

20 Comments
  • Jaime Nicole
    August 16, 2012

    Your monkey is adorable. I still have my bear from when I was a baby that I carried for years. Poor thing has no fur.

    • Sofia
      August 19, 2012

      My poor monkey will soon follow suit and loose all his fur…he already lost his nose and one eye πŸ™

  • Mariah
    August 16, 2012

    I had a blankie when I was little. My mom had to cut it in half so she could wash one while I had the other piece. Otherwise it never would have been washed!

    So far my son is a pacifier kid.

    • Sofia
      August 19, 2012

      You mom’s a smart woman!! I would’ve never though tof cutting it in half!! Whenever it is time to wash his blankie and teddy he is so miserable for the entire day!!

      My oldest was a pacifier kid but let it go when we told him he had to since he was a big boy….my little boy hated pacifiers from day one! He would gag…so he never used one…oh well.

  • kim
    August 16, 2012

    I love stuffed animals – I still have mine too (form the 80’s) and I still love bears and dogs. Can’t resist them at the holidays. Still have to buy my bear from Helzberg Diamonds and my dog from Kay Jewelers

    • Sofia
      August 19, 2012

      That’s gotta be an awesome collection!! πŸ˜€

  • Shayla _Burks
    August 16, 2012

    Son has a stuffed Tigger that is required. He chews on his ears and tail when he’s teething, and hugs him when sleeping. It’s hard to wash him ’cause Son doesn’t let him go. He also has a favorite blanket; it’s fleece and has footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, and starts on it.
    Daughter has a slew of “kids”. She’s five, and her favorites vary from week to week, but the main ones that she’s carried forever are Bob the Panda, Mrs. Bunny (aka FuFu, aka Mickey Bunny, aka LittleTay, and aka future names that she’ll come up with for her), and the invisible Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Clan. When walking into doors, you have to hold it open a little longer for her “kids”, who are following closely behind her.
    I never had a security blanket or bear like this, but I was given a bear named “Barney” (no kin to the dinosaur) when I was born. I still have him, but in storage. He’s more of a keepsake, since it’s the first thing my father ever bought me.

    • Sofia
      August 19, 2012

      I am sure that if I let my youngest he would carry all his stuffed animals with him!! Of course I would end up carrying them all…

      How old was your daughter when she met her imaginary kids?

  • Greta
    August 16, 2012

    I had a teddy bear that played a lullaby when you wound the key. I also had a pair of monkeys that hugged each other. One day, one of the pair mysteriously vanished. I have no idea where it went.

  • Nicole
    August 16, 2012

    My oldest son never really grew attached to anything, but my 2yo has three blankets that he loves! He doesn’t need them all at once, and he really doesn’t need them during the day much anymore, but if he’s upset, sleepy, or sick they are just what he needs!

  • Morrisa
    August 16, 2012

    Noah (who is 3 1/2) has never been attached to a stuffed animal or a blanket. I guess the closest thing would be his Lightning McQueen car. πŸ™‚

    • Sofia
      August 16, 2012

      Does he take McQueen to bed? My boys do…and Mater as well. πŸ˜€

  • Susan Bewley
    August 16, 2012

    It’s always fun seeing what kids attach too! I still have the bear I brought me with everywhere. My husband hides it whenever we have company since it’s so sad looking. LOL!

  • Linda @ Linda's Lunacy
    August 16, 2012

    I love that you still have your Monkey. Two of my kids had to have receiving blankets spread on their pillows to sleep until they were about 3 or 4.

  • Heather McD
    August 16, 2012

    Awww your poor monkey! I have Muttsy who I have had since I was really young and has gone all over the world with me. I, also, still have my little stuffed cat, Buttercup. My 2 year old has his raccoons and Scout. My 4 year old has his Scout and turtle. My 1 year old has her cabbage patch doll and seahorse.

    • Sofia
      August 19, 2012

      Wow, you have a large troop!! And yes, my monkey has seen better days πŸ™

  • Natalie Z
    August 16, 2012

    I think security objects are nice when needed. I had a blanket when I was little. My 2 oldest never really attached to a security object, but our 3rd is a whole other story. He is nearing 3 and will let blankie stay home, in the car, etc.. but I was wondered in the beginning. Now I see it as a nice way to calm him down when mad, scared, etc..

    • Sofia
      August 19, 2012

      I’ve noticed too that blankies and teddies do come in handy. When my oldest is sad or mad or frustrated he instantly goes and gets his blankie and teddy, they make him feel calm.

  • MamaBreak
    August 17, 2012

    That giraffe looks so cute . . . and so snuggly!

  • Jane
    August 19, 2012

    Perfect blanket for kids! I have a couple of these for my kids and I really like the comfort that it gives to my children especially during sleeping time.