when did your LO develop a favorite toy or blankie? and was it because they liked it best or was it because it was the toy you kept giving them?
They have those cute blankets with animals attached to them and my nephew just loves his, If he is upset his parents will give it to him and he is content. When should i start introducing my son to little toys and things? if i give him one now he sort of grabs it but i dont think he realizes he is doing it. He is 8 weeks old now.
Or, for those moms that have been there,,, do you recommend not having a favorite?
My almost 6 year old had a comforter teddy that was flat like a pillow about the size of an adults hand. I bought it before he was born and it was in his crib with him from the day he was born. He now has to have it at bed time. He places it on the side of his face and rubs the label over his lips, really cute. The only time I worried is when I thought I'd lost it but he turned up a few days later (the shop had stopped stocking the particular bear so I ordered one exactly the same on eBay from china paying £15 more and then found the original literally right after ordering it!)
I think it helped him self settle and also feel close to me and his daddy when we stay at family members and he is in a strange room.
My dd now has a similar bear and likes to snuggle the side of her face to it when she is falling to sleep
I started putting 'Lovey' in the crib with Magnus when he was prolly about 6 months old. When he was upset I would rub Lovey's silky side on Magnus' cheek. It became Magnus' favorite after a few months. I wanted him to have it because I read it can help make tough situations and transitions (like preschool) easier, plus they make them feel confident. When Magnus went into kindergarten we perched Lovey up on the curtains over Magnus' bed so he still watches Magnus sleeps. (& if daddy isn't around and Magnus is sick or has had a rough day I get Lovey down for a snuggle. Haha)
My best advice is have a few of the same item that way they can be washed regularly without any freak outs and you have backups if you loose one. We had 5 Lovey's!
I bought one of those animals with a little blankie attached for ds1 but he got attached to a tiny little teddy that fits in the palm of my hand. Originally it was part of another teddy, there was a bigger one hugging the little one if that makes sense? He was never fussed my the animal/blankie thing but always needed Little Ted to sleep (he could without it luckily as he got left at nanny's a few times!) he always needed him if he was upset too. He got attached at around 10 months when we took the dummy away. He's 6.5 now and still has it in bed with him.
Ds2 has an animal/blankie but again doesn't seem that fussed. He seems to have more of a preference to a little frog in clothes from ikea which fits in the palm of my hand too it's actually ds1's but he isn't attached yet! But he still has a dummy so maybe when we get rid of that, he'll find something?
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Baby Evy loves her baby doll who we have named dolly. We received it in the mail for her when she was a couple week old from her big cousin. Dolly was the only doll that wasnít bigger then Evelyn was and I love how soft she is. Now that Evy is a little bit older she likes to hold onto Dolly as she sleeps.
I think these are my two favorites. (And donít worry, When Evelyn is asleep with Dolly she is monitored closely to assure that the Doll does not fall too close to her face or anything. )
I would say around 7 months my LO started really becoming attached to a few toys. One is a wooden wheel which she pulled off a pull along cow toy (shes weird) and the other is her 'bedtime teddy' which shes slept with since going into her big cot at 4 months. She also loves muslins and HAS to sleep with one in her hand, I guess its a pacifier substitute.
My 9 month old has no preference for anything like that. If he can't chew it, bang it or shake it he isn't interested. I have tried countless times to introduce cute comforters and loveys but they barely get a passing glance.
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