Does your child have a favorite comfort thing?

@smartmom (827)
United States
April 12, 2007 11:18am CST
My 4 1/2-year-old son i so attached to his Danish comforter. I ones flew from the U.S. to the U.K. without it and for the first time, I had a really hard time flying with him. He used to be really attached to his pillow as well, but he was dragging it everywhere, and I had to throw it out. Now it is all about this 4 year old comforter that is washed about ones a week. I have a duvet cover on it, but he takes it off, and the feathers just start flying everywhere, and it is such a mess. Does your child have a comforting thing, that he or she just cannot live without? How long has it been like this, and have you ever lost it?
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• United States
12 Apr 07
All my kids had 'neenkits', which were crib-size blankets. We couldn't go to the store without them. Once, we came up to Oregon from Reno for a weekend visit, and we left my daughters blanket at my aunts house. We realized it when we were an hour away(she had been napping and I wasn't aware it was not in the car). She woke up and asked for it and when I couldn't find it, we both panicked!! We stopped at the mall and she picked out a new one(after 45 minutes) that would be an adaquate temporary replacement. We called my aunt and she said she would put in the mail the next morning. My daughter was about 1-1/2 yrs old, but she let it go when we told her it would be at the house in two days. When her blanket came, she didn't want to give up the new one, so she dragged two around. It was ok with us because we figured it would be harder to forget two blankets!!!
@smartmom (827)
• United States
12 Apr 07
It seems to me that you were very lucky that your daughter would accept the replacement blanket, what a nightmare it would have been otherwise. When I forgot my son's comforter in the U.S., my husband had to send it to us global priority. I bought another comforter for my sin, but he never accepted it like his old one.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
I dont think she would have liked it if I would have picked it and gave it to her. I wasn't sure that she was going to accept the blanket once we were back on the road and she got sleepy again, but she seemed to show me that she was content, for the moment. She was very excited to open the big envelope and pull out her blanket. She wouldn't let go of it for a long time, and she had the back-up as well. She did finally move on to bigger blankets, but my kids have always had a special one. When they get ragged, we downsize them until they are just pieces.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
My daughter has a blanket that she has to have in the evenings and at bedtime. This is our second blanket, the first one literally started to fall apart,and it took me forever to get her to accept this one instead. Now this one is starting to fall apart so I will soon be in trouble. She is 5 now, I wonder how much longer this will go on?
@smartmom (827)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I guess you are in the same situation like me. I have patched up the comforter so many times, but I think the outer material is getting to fragile from all the washing, so the feathers just come right thru it. When we go to Denmark this summer, I will see, if I can find the same exact comforter for my son.
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@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Yes my son has a comfort thing. He plays with strings all the time. He can't go anywhere unless he has his strings to play with. He has a leather vest my brother got him. I finally figured out why he likes it so much, it has strings hanging down on it, LOL. I told we will just get him a box of strings for his birthday.
@smartmom (827)
• United States
12 Apr 07
This is one of the funiiest comfort things, I have ever heard of. Your son must have a ver creative mind.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
My son will be turning three in just over two weeks and he is on his second blanket that is his comfort item. The first one he had literally just about fell apart (it was given to us second hand to begin with). The one he has now is a SpongeBob SquarePants blanket (his favorite cartoon!), which has been named "Bob" by him. Usually he only needs "Bob" at bedtime.
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@smartmom (827)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Luckily you were able to replace it, my son never accepted his replacement.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
It's probably only because this new blanket had his favorite cartoon character on it. Otherwise we may have had a hard time getting him to accept the replacement.
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• India
13 Apr 07
It may sound very weird, but my daughter grabs my hair and goes to sleep. she sucks her thumb and holds my hair with the other hand and that seems to be comforting her. I have tried to get rid of that habit since months and now have given up.
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@smartmom (827)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Wauw I certainly feel for your, how old is your daughter? My 13-month-old son sometimes pull my hair, especially when it is loose since I have quite long hair, but fortunately it is not a part of his night routine. I sure hope your daughter will get rid of this habit soon. My son has begun with this thing, that he wants to pinch us, when he is tired, which I think is a really odd habit, but he seems to think that it is rather hilarious, since it is almost impossible not to react, when you get pinched.
@suzzs02 (631)
• United States
12 Apr 07
yes but mine is a little different, my daughter has always sucked her thumb and she still does at 10 years old.. she lives with her dad and is away from me so i dont say anythign about it because that's how she goes to sleep... she sucked her thumb in my wonb om the sonnagrams..
@smartmom (827)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Did she ever use a pacifier?
@goldjay (465)
• United States
12 Apr 07
My daughter had a small sized Blue from Blues Clues that she was attached to. She gave it up on her own around 3 years old although she still liked her, she did not HAVE to have her all the time. My son is only 14 months old and it toally attached to this stuffed bear he has had since birth. The thing gets washed all the time but it's still kind of yucky looking. Still, it's his favorite and I can't take it away.
@smartmom (827)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I think that the washing is what causes most of our kids' comforters, blankets and teddy bears to fall a part, but there is no way around it, they have to be washed. I know that my son will drag his comforter around everywhere, although we have a "no comforter on the floor" rule in our house.
@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
13 Apr 07
My son has a blanket that he can not live without!!! He first discovered that he liked it at about 8 months or so. He is now almost 3 years old and is devistated if it isnt right near him. He has never lost it...I make sure of that..lol I dont think he needs to carry it around everywhere he goes...but hey..if it makes him comfortable and my life easier...he can have the blanket!!!
@mykykko (424)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
my 9mos od baby girl feels comfortable with her stuff toy named "Chuchay" on her right side while pillow on her left side.im glad she's being comfortable wherever side she faces.we always bring her stuffs specially when we travel out of town.