Have you ever been in the grocery store or library and noticed a young kid dragging along a tattered, dirty blankie or baby doll? Or heard a baby crying while Mom frantically searched an overstuffed bag for the one thing sure to calm the little one down?
Maybe you’ve been that mom!
Even when they get ragged and worn, a well-loved security object — aka Blankie, Baby, Lovey, Baba, Binky, Stuffy, Little Guy and every other nickname you can imagine — is supremely significant. Countless cars have been turned around on countless road trips to retrieve a lost, precious toy.
To a little one, the world can seem pretty big and chaotic. Things are always changing: lights, noises, colors, textures, smells. Holding on to something special and constant helps them cope with the whirlwind and handle big transitions. And it’s an important part of baby’s emotional development.
Not just for kids
Naturally, the one thing a child loves most in the world, the guaranteed way to stop tears or calm little fears, also becomes a security object for parents, too! And you can bet that as the years go by and the child no longer needs his Teddy or Baba, Mom and Dad still hold on to it for safekeeping.
Did you know? Babies usually choose their lovey by their first birthday — and it’s a relationship that can last for years!
There’s really no way to know what item Baby will latch on to — it’s almost never the adorable, expensive toy you want them to want. More often, it’s something random, soothing and soft to the touch, so it can be properly cuddled.
It’s also the ultimate goal with any new baby gift: to be the person who gives the one thing they completely fall in love with! To put the odds in your favor, choose a snuggly toy with sensory features little ones crave.
Our picks? Blankie Buddies and Sidekicks. Here’s why:
- Blankie Buddies are sized just right for cuddles and carrying around, plus they feature a super-soft plush exterior and smooth, silky lining for little hands to touch.
- Sidekicks are super-cute and fun, plus they feature crinkly legs and colorful teething rings to interact with. Bonus for Mom: Their hands attach to car seats and more, so they’re always hanging around and easy to find!
- Both feature kid-friendly fragrance for even more sensory engagement! Plus, the happy scents help offset the inevitable wear and tear a proper lovey must endure.
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