Help! Did your child notice when....

@Amstardam (1348)
United States
September 2, 2007 10:37am CST
they lost their favorite stuffed animal and you replaced it with the same exact one? We just went on vacation and thanks to Delta and all its problems, we lost our sons favorite stuffed monkey! He's only one but we can tell he is looking for him and misses him. We want to get him a new one, but we're not sure if he will notice it's not the same one. Does anybody else have any advice/experience with this?
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@kimthedane (1000)
• Denmark
7 Sep 07
I have no such experiences, but thinking of this little poor lad , who just lost his fav teddy my heart starts melting. I think if i was him i would notice the difference, a teddy is some of the most important thing to kids for comfort. He will notice. So my advice to you would be to tell him that the teddy has gone, but he can have a new one if he wants. Then let him pick which one himself and his wounds will soon heal :)
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Hi Kim! I haven't been on mylot a lot recently. How are you? Well, we did end up getting my son a new monkey and at first he gave the monkey a funny look but ended up loving this one as much as his last one. He cried straight for 4 days without it but now is back to his happy self! :)
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• Denmark
26 Sep 07
Aww, bless him :)
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
3 Sep 07
My son had a small Nemo that he loved (it was his favorite movie at the time) and he carried it everywhere he went. A dog we used to have got a hold of him and ruined him. So my son was carrying around this holey Nemo missing a fin and some stuffing. I replaced him with a brand new one while he was sleeping and he never noticed the difference. It was just Nemo, you know? Actually his new favorite is his stuffed Roo, and he's startling to look a little ragged. I'm gonna have to replace him soon -- I doubt there'll be any problem with that.
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Thanks for the advice. My son noticed a difference the first time he saw his new monkey but now he loves him just the same!
@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
3 Sep 07
With us it was a special blanket at 15 months, and we survived. We had other blankets.In your shoes I would buy as near the same monkey as possible, and just put it in his toy box or with other things of his for awhile until he feels right about it. I think little ones are able actually to smell if things are right. We lost a pacifier at 3 months with my youngest. It took her three days to get the new one broke in. The next time she lost one, we did not replace it.
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