What's your child's safety object?

Amanda - posted on 01/03/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Hi Moms. I was just wondering what does your little one use as his/her safety object? Is it a blankie or a toy? Did you choose it for your child, or did your child choose it for him/herself?

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Sarah - posted on 02/08/2011

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My daughter has a big bird that she loves! A friend of my husband's gave it to her last Christmas. It's the perfect side for her. She sleeps with it every night. She will either lay on it or when she's on her back, "big big" will be across her face and she plays with the tag. If she wakes up crying in the middle of the night, I hold her and she holds big bird. Big Bird will be going with her in a few weeks when she has her first sleepover at the grandparent's. Big Bird always makes her smile and she loves her "big big".

Noreen - posted on 01/05/2011

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Security objects are adorable when you see little kids toting them around and stuff. But honestly, it just seems like a hassle and not worth trying to get them to attach themselves to something. Why not let it happen naturally? Why try to force an object on your child in hopes they'll get attached? What if they forget it at a hotel, or at a park, etc? Just seems like a lot of hassle and not worth it in my opinion. I am not saying there is anything wrong with a child having a favorite toy or anything. Just asking why not allow your child to choose for them self? Some babies never attach themselves to an object.

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Jess - posted on 02/13/2011

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Ava loves her dummy ! I guess thats the closest thing she has to a security item.

Amanda - posted on 02/09/2011

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Michelle,
My son has a Scout too. He likes it, but it comes and goes-like most of his toys!

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That would be my breasts. Don't think she'd go for anything else, she is really quite fond of them.

Danielle - posted on 02/09/2011

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My son has his blankie....he just recently started with this, he doesn't always have to have it with him, but he will go look to see if it is in the same spot he left it.

Michelle - posted on 02/08/2011

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My boobs are definitely my daughter's safety object, haha! She really likes Elmo and that Scout doll, but nothing compares to the boobs!

Crystal - posted on 01/10/2011

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My daughter loves her woobie (blanket). My mom made her several of the fleece ones with satin trim that my son and nephew love but Gracie wanted no part of them. She chose one of her blankets which is a white (of course) satin on one side and a very soft satin like material on the other. When it gets washed (which is usually once a week or more cuz of the color) she will help me put it in the washer but then usually screams until it is dry.. She loves it..

LaShunda - posted on 01/10/2011

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ALL babies go through that stage called "Seperation Anxiety" What "baby" is not gonna cry when their mom leaves them. It's all apart of growing up for them. If that person don't wanna hear them cry then they don't need to be watching kids. Cause they All do it, sometimes they cry out of the blue because they miss their parents. So they are gonna be attached to one thing or another, soon they will outgrow it, its just a stage that we all have went through.

Amanda - posted on 01/09/2011

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Just because a parent chooses an object to assist a child that may or may not need comforting, doesn't mean that the child is being forced on something. I know when my son doesn't like something and when he does. We just helped him choose the Cookie Monster stuffed animal because it was small and fit easily in his crib without being too awkward. Being attached to a parent is just as bad as being attached to an object. People hate to watch your kid when s/he is attached to you only. Nobody likes to listen to a child cry, especially if s/he does it for a long period of time after the parent leaves. My son comes to me for comfort, and I love it, but I wouldn't say he's attached to me in that respect, and that is healthy to me.

LaShunda - posted on 01/09/2011

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My son doesn't have a safety item. He has a dog that he use to love but didn't need it, I'm like Nikki S. I am the only thing he's attached to and has to have:) I'm fine with that, I'm attached to him as well:-)

Lori - posted on 01/09/2011

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My daughter is 16 months old and just got a few baby dolls for chritsmas, They need to go everywhere and do everything with her! It's very cute but has turned into extra work for me....feel like I am a mom of more than one now:) She sleeps with her baby doll and puts it in a doll high chair to eat with her when she has a snack or meal. And she plays with them constantly throughout the day :)

Anna - posted on 01/07/2011

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my daughter doesnt have a comforter and im pretty happy about it. a few months ago i put some cuddlies into her crib so that she would have something to play with when she woke up, but she just threw them right back out! lol was happier playing with the little bell on a string that hangs next to her bed... from day one she literally spat the dummy out and thank god for that! a friend of mine has had to run out to the 7-11 store at night to buy her son a new dummy cos his old one is lost. im sure my daughter will get attached to a toy at some stage, but for now im happy as it is.

Nikki - posted on 01/06/2011

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I am thankful my daughter doesn't have any attachment items. Except maybe me!

Nanette - posted on 01/05/2011

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Noreen, You are right it is a hassel some times. Like when ur kid poops on their silky (blanket) and you dont have an extra. (needless to say we now have four silkys). But it is nice for comforting them and helping them to sleep!

Carrie - posted on 01/05/2011

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my oldest has a bear he has to sleep wit n my youngest has a flannel blanket that hes had since he was in the hospital

Amanda - posted on 01/04/2011

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My son has a small Cookie Monster that we put in his bed, but until recently I don't think he cared much. :) I do see him holding it at night sometimes though. It is really cute. He only has it though when he's asleep. I was wondering how other kids responded. Oh, and he can go to sleep without it! :)

Jessi - posted on 01/04/2011

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Ours is a flannel receiving blanket, that can be changed out when it gets dirty. I picked it, And my oldest had the same thing. She was very particular though, it could only be one brand of flannel receiving blanket, Gerber. We have only used one brand with my sept baby, so I'm not sure how picky he is about it. My sept. baby doesn't have a seurity object yet, but I'm sure once he finds something, he'll need it EVERYWHERE! My oldest also had Kipper, a beanie baby dog that she picked out one day at the store (actually had a fit and we let her win that battle). And then she has also had another dog, we call puppy and Hannah, a dolly that she fell in love with.

Kellie - posted on 01/04/2011

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We just broke the binky habit a few weeks ago, thank goodness! But he has his blankie that he loves. His favorite toy that he just can't get enough of is his buzz lightyear. He's watched Toy Story a million times and doesn't move from start to finish. He amazes me!

Nanette - posted on 01/04/2011

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my daughter has three. Her Binky, Her silky and a doll she just got for Christmas that she is obsessed over. She is 15 months old. She didnt take a binky from birth she started that kinda on her own at 4 months. The silky mighta been a my choice, I just put it in her bed when she would sleep and she got attached to it. The the doll... well she chose that when she opened it (from her nana). She usually hates dolls so this attachment surprises me! lol

Noreen - posted on 01/04/2011

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I am Abby's safety object! Well, my breast are anyways.



None of my children have attached themselves to anything. I thought that they where attach to their fleece blankets that I made them, but recently we had to throw them out because they where caked in dog hair (from my mom's house) even after washing it! (And my washer had dog hair caked in it too! YUCK! Anyways, my boys had no problem throwing them out. THey just asked for a new one.

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