My friend Rachel gave you a Silkie Ribbon Comfort Blankie before you were even born and it has become one of your most favorite possessions. We call it your Lovey and on occasion, has been known to bring you more comfort than your dad or I can.
This 12″ x 12″ plush blanket is already very well-loved and up until two weeks ago never left your crib (except to be washed). It has since made a trip around the world with us and along the way has been sucked on, dropped on the floor, dragged through our house, my friend’s house, five cars, three airports, and two hotel rooms, wiped up snot, tears and vomit; and while completely disgusting, your precious Lovey has brought you some much needed security when you needed it most.
I have been told that we should invest in a back-up, just in case, but to be careful about switching them out with one another because apparently children have a very keen sense of smell and can spot an impostor a mile away.
I don’t remember ever having a security blanket or toy that I was particularly attached to growing up and had never even heard of such a thing until I met my niece’s (multiple) Ducky’s. Talk about disgusting and well-loved, these poor ducks get their stuffing picked right out of them. Whatever works, right?
I have read that having a security item is a good thing and helps foster self soothing, but now that we are back home, I’m going to try to leave it in the crib.
Does your child have a favorite item that they cling to when the going gets tough? What are the “rules” for it in your home and when (if ever) did the attachment end?
The best is yet to be.