My son has two little bears that he has always slept with, but we don't allow him to take them out of the house, unless he's going to be sleeping in the car. We found that having something helped him to fall asleep in strange places easier, but like I mentioned, we didn't want it to become a necessity of life for during the day. He plays with them a lot but doesn't take them anywhere.
We have a little pink bear that M likes to hold when she needs some comfort or has had a long day, but otherwise she doesn't care for it too much. We thought she was going to get attached to something, but nope.
I had a pillow that I chewed on at the corners...I still have it. M chews on my pillow corners too (not the one I chewed on haha), but she's not attached to or anything.
Neither of my kids have one. But they have both loved their pacifiers for sleeping. (I took it away from my son when he turned 2 and will do the same with my daughter). I'm not sure why but neither of them ever got attached to a blanket or toy or anything. Maybe it was because I didn't put anything in their bed with them while they were infants.....
My son sucks his thumb, so that's kind of his lovey. We have a little bear that sleeps in the crib with him, and he likes having his bear in his crib, but he's not especially attached to it. Now, try to keep him from sucking his thumb and you'll have a serious fit on your hands!
It's not quite the same, (though I've done that with beanie babies) but my own current comfort object is a ring my boyfriend gave me the night we admitted to having liked each other for ages. I kiss it before bed and stuff. I guess that's the teenage and up version.
My 19m daughter Kaitlyn HAS to go to sleep with her doggy that sings and talks to her...if not she'll cry "doggy doggggggggy" till she falls asleep. it hurts my heart to hear it, so i just give it to her. it cn only be a phase right?
Actually, we talked about this before my [college] math class started today. There are a ton of us who have a special blanket or animal that we still need to help us sleep. So, don't worry about it if your child won't let it go.
i had a white teddy bear in a pink jumpsuit that i slept with(took everywhere overnight). I lost it last spring, at age 17. It was a little sad. my mom gave me a monkey when i moved to college. i only sleep with it because i need something to hold on to. i'm not attached to it, because if i roll on top of it at night it screeches
My babies are both very attatched to pacifiers and nothing else. I hate this sometimes because it looks as if my two year old may never be ready to give his up. He insists on holding at least one extra as he falls asleep each night in addition to the one in his mouth. He also thinks that all the pacifiers in the world belong to him (which he feels warrants him jerking the paci from the mouth of any other child that might happen to be sucking one). On the up side, if we loose one, I can just buy another. Also, I can just cut all ties they have with it at my discretion, unlike the thumb. Still, I think a blanky could have been a better choice... oh well.
All four of our kids had their own "special" thing... blankies, teddies, even a stuffed gorilla. I'm sure none of them have anything now, being all grown up and with families of their own, but... to this day, my hubby and i (yes, "old" people!) have teddies we like to sleep with. Guess we never grew up!
He's got a nice fleace blanket. We used to co-sleep, but had to start putting him in a crib after his first birthday, because we would keep each other up at night. We covered him up with that blanket, and now he's quite attached to it. I like it, because it's easy to wash, and it is resistant to wear because it is a no-ravel cloth. It isn't as fuzzy as it used to be, so I may even pick out some material to make him a new one!
One would think that a little girl only 2 1/2 would have a lovey like a stuffed animal or a pink blanket of some kind. Well for my daughter Kassidy she has this backpack full of cars, trucks, planes, and trains. She brings them everywhere. She always piks on for bedtime and has that one she picks in her bed with her when she falls asleep. We've tried to get her to like "girly" things but nope she wants the cars.
My son Gabriel, 4, never stuck to anything like that, he's had toys he HAD to go to sleep with a few times, but he always loses interest after the nite-nites are well over. My daughter Ryuna, 1 & a half, however, has had a bear since she was 4 or 5 months and she lights up like a christmas tree whenever she sees it. Dont even think for a second she'll even consider going to sleep without Berry..upon laying in her crib for any sort of rest-period, her arm flings up in the air, signaling for Berry to lay on her face and she hugs & pets it until shes passed out. Its tooo cute *^_^*
Does no one remember? I had a cotton nap blanket with a satin or wanna be satin fringe on it. I really liked how the satin felt, so I carried it with me.
In my 1-2 year old brain, running my fingers up and down the satin was extremely, I don't know, sensory pleasurable. I didn't like the cotton part, a blanket was a blanket, but the satin edges were good to touch, so I needed, I wanted to touch it, to hold. 3-4 year olds can't think that deep, but they can think enough, and remember. I had it since birth. By the time I could remember it had already done it's work.
I remember, so my kids are gonna have lots of textures to feel from the moment they emerge from the vag. Textures to feel, sounds to hear, , smells to smell, tastes to taste and languages to learn.
By age four that brain will be as wrinkled as a 1000 year old bulldog's face.
They will be smart, doesn't mean they will be successful.
There is not magic, only science. Can you remember?