Does Your Toddler Have a Security Blanket?Danielle
Part Pigpen and part Linus… this is my two year old. He is obsessed with his blankies… two fleece blankets that he has had since he was born.
He likes to drag it around the backyard while playing, he needs it to sleep, wants to take it on car rides… oh and he chews on it too… I mean, what isn’t tasty about a raggedy old fleece blanket that is only washed once a month right? Ick!
But it seems like the more parents I talk to, the more I realize I am not the only one who has a toddler attached to something like these blankets.
I am really starting to debate whether it is a positive or another pacifier type break up that I am going to have to weather when it is no longer socially acceptable for him to drag around this ratty piece of fleece comfort.
I know it is probably a good thing when it comes to security, but I am 26 years old and still have my own teddy bear Teddy Freddy which I sleep with nightly.
Go ahead! Laugh! I know I am not the only one out there who still has my lovie from when I was a kid. Teddy has been with me out of the country, to give birth in the hospital, through kidney stone surgery a couple times, and even caused a security breech when I traveled to Mexico when I was four. No joke… I was that kid with the teddy bear screaming as they wrestled my bear away from me to x-ray. I am sure my parents enjoyed that!
Is it a normal part of childhood? Or is my little guy just overly attached? I mean, of course if he needs to and he is tired enough we can go without it, but there are nights I thank my lucky stars that it exists just because it makes bedtime far less painful for everyone in the whole house.
I put out some tweets, and requests for my followers to share pictures of their little ones with their favorite lovie, and I got some of the cutest replies people wanted to share!
Lookin’ for lovie? Check out Babble’s 10 Best Lovies for Babies!