Does/Did your child have a favorite animal or blankie?

United States
December 29, 2008 3:31pm CST
Does or did your child(ren) have a favorite animal or blankie that they like to carry around all the time? Or did you have a favorite one as a child? It might not even be a blankie or animal...it might be something else. Well, my son has a favorite little frog that goes everywhere with us. It even goes down to the ocean with us when we go to the beach. I got it as a baby shower gift before my son was born and he just took right to it. It used to play Jesus Loves Me but I have had to wash it many times and it doesn't play anymore. We went to Toys R Us yesterday and my son lost the frog. We were already driving down the road when we realized it. I thought my husband and I were going to go crazy because we know our son will not go to sleep without that thing and at the time we didn't know where it was. We thought about it and remembered that he had taken it in the store and didn't come out with it. So we turned the car around and headed back to the store. My husband told them they couldn't close until we found that frog. LOL We even had two of the workers helping us look. We finally found it on one of the shelves. It was just sitting there like maybe someone had found it and sat it on the shelf so if we came back looking for it. I was so happy we found that thing. We really need a back-up frog like it but my whole family has looked for another one in stores and online and nobody can find one. I don't know when he is going to give that frog up but I'm going to let him keep it as long as he wants it. I'm just glad we found it...we were lucky this time. I hope we never lose it again.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
My daughter has one, it's a pink fleece bear blanket. It looks really ratty because she rarely ever lets me wash it, but the other day my grandmother brought one of them back from her house that she had just bought and since then she's let the other one go and is only using that one for now.
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
It's a good thing you found the frog again. And whoever found it was considerate to leave it in a place where it could be found again. My son received a gift from his grandmother, my mother-in-law. She bought this small, very soft, light blue bear. He was only 7 months old at that time. And he stuck to that bear until he was 4 years old. He's now 5. I remember he won't also go to sleep without that bear in his arms. And he loved stroking one of its ears, which was made of satin. He falls asleep much faster when he' stroking the bear's ear. I teased my mother-in-law about the bear who over the years changed its form. Because my son who was barely a year old at that time, loved to gnaw at the bear's mouth. Over time, the bear changed. Looking almost like a duck!
@chulce (1540)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Each one of my sons did when they were little. My oldest had a favorite blanket that I made for him. My middle son well, he had to have a soft silky robe of mine as his security blanket. I ended up turning the robe into a blanket for him, he wore it out to the point there were holes in it and the interior of the blanket was coming out. He had to have it with him all the time. My youngest son, never did have an attachment to a blanket or stuffy. He was pretty independent about things. It is amazing how we can be attached to something. I also had a security blanket when I was little. I actually had it through getting married as well. Okay, I didn't sleep with it after I was 6 or 7, but I still had it, put away in a chest. When my husband asked about it, I explained and he was tickled, he still had his as well.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
2 Jan 09
My son is 6 and a half and still sleeps with his froggie blanket. The thing has been washed so many times that it's had to be repaired twice so far. Luckily my mother in law sews because I don't! The funny thing about his attachment to this blanket is that he only got it because it came with an outfit that I thought was cute. The outfit of course hasn't fit him in 6 years (it was a one piece thing made out of the same fabric), but he loves that blanket very much!
• United States
29 Dec 08
My 3 year old son carries around a huge crochet blanket that is bigger than him. He chews on it too, so I am constatnly sneaking it from him to wash it. I don't want to traumatize him, but we are going to have to get rid of it soon.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Whew, that was a close call, wasn't it? My oldest, who is a boy, had a blanket he carried around everywhere for his first couple of years but my youngest was the worst. She had Mrs. Bunny. Mrs. Bunny was a white cloth bunny with long, floppy ears and a baby who lived in a zipper compartment in her tummy...which is why she was a Mrs...she was married. My daughter took her everywhere she went when she was very little and, as she got worn, she received patches to keep the stuffing in so she started to look fairly ratty after awhile. When we were on vacation at the beach one year my daughter accidentally ripped Mrs. Bunny's head off by pulling her up from behind a bench by her ears. The look of horror on her face was priceless and, fortunately, the local Walmart was open late so I was able to buy some needles and thread and perform head surgrey. I still have Mrs. Bunny...what's left of her...in a bad on a shelf in my closet.
• Ireland
29 Dec 08
I have a three year old son who has a winnie the pooh teddy. The teddy goes every where with us. I can't remember having anything myself.
@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Yes, every child seems to find a particular item they really take to. One daughter had a blanket. It finally got so worn out we had to throw it out. By that time she was old enough to understand and let it go willingly. The other daughter has a pillow that she really likes. Someday (very soon) it will have to be thrown out too! My son has a stuffed dog - simply called Puppy. He has to have it to go to sleep to.