comferting objects.

Canada
February 19, 2007 4:51pm CST
what is your child's comfort object. blanket, toy, etc? my daughter has an elmo doll that she takes everywhere and sleeps with every night. she loves that thing. she just got a cute summer dress that came with a minnie dress for a doll and of course she put it on elmo. it was cute though.
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@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
19 Feb 07
My son is now 5 ana still has to sleep with a stuffed animal (john lennon design elephant named Johnny) He's been packing it around since he was 1....My daughter is 2 and has two blankets with her everywhere she goes (she also has an imaginary mouse named Baby, that she carries in her pocket)...
• Canada
19 Feb 07
ahh, the imaginalry mouse is so cute.
@bgerig (1259)
• United States
20 Feb 07
best story I have about a comfort object is that when my younger bro was 3 or 4 (as I recall...he thinks it was younger), our parents wanted him to give up is blankey. It was becoming so gross and he had to take it everywhere. Finally, my parents said they would get him a tricycle if he would give up his blankie. He put it in the trash, and that was the end of it. It was a sweat moment....sometimes it just takes something special to motivate a kid to do something!
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
20 Feb 07
My daughter had her doll baby the she would never leave the house with out. I had to watch her very carefully because she would try to sleep with her. The doll had a soft body but hard hands. The other thing that she liked was a stuffed bunny with a music box inside. She would pull the string and by the time the music stoped she was a sleep. She was heart broken when she was about nine and we found she left it in a hotel room some where in Mississippi.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
19 Feb 07
This may sound weird, but he's comforted by my hair. I wake up sometimes with him doing that. I really want to cut it since it's getting long but I'm afraid it will freak him out. I don't know if it's just a boy thing because my nephew is the same way with my sister. Whenever my son falls down, I'll pick him up and he just grabs my hair and holds on for dear life until he's fine. At least I can't lose it like a blanket!
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
19 Feb 07
my daughters comforting object has to be her bed blanket, when she wakes up, she will take it out of her cot and carry it around with her, she will even leave it in the back garden sometimes and i have to wash it all the time, lol! i don't know why she's obsessed with it i think it might have alot to do with winnie the pooh bear being printed onto it, she has been carrying it around since she was about 8 months old! :o)
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• Canada
19 Feb 07
My oldest children didn't have any of that stuff but my son used to have a really hard teddybear that he called his baby and baby went everywhere with him .He couldn't sleep with out his baby and then one year when we went on a trip to my sister's we forgot baby there . He was devestated but I knew that by the time she got it mailed out to us and for the length of time it would take for us to actually get it , that he would have forgot about it . It took the full week for him and he cried every night but in the end he forgot about his baby and ended up getting attached to all his blankets , which even today at 12 he is still attached too . My youngest has an obsession with her blankets also . My three year old used to go around with this water baby that was so heavy . Everyone used to comment on how cute it was just because it weighed so much and she had to have it with her but when her baby sister was born she kind of gave up her water baby for her sister lol . She used to call her little sister , her's and mommy's baby .
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• United States
19 Feb 07
My daughter is about to turn 3 and she has her blankie that is her favoirte. This isn't some cute little girly blankie...NNNOOO! She has one of those blankets that you hang on your wall or throw on the back of a couch...it's itchy and scratchy, but she LOVES it! I had it on the back of my couch from the time she was born and when she was about 6 months or so, she would always lie on the couch and play with it...when she got older, she started carrying it around and she still does. She can't go to bed without it and we have to take it everywhere. LOL
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