Should my teen still have a security blanket?

Maradith - posted on 03/01/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )




My daughter is 13 and sleeps with 3 security blankets I try to take them away but she just won't let go she only keeps it in bed with her but should she still have one?or three?


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/02/2015




Its a blanket. On her bed. No big deal.

I'm 45, and I still have a favorite blanket that I don't sleep well without. This blanket goes with hubby and I on all travels as well. It's not a 'security' blanket, its just the right type of blanket for us, and the fact that we've had the same one since we got married just means we take care of things well.


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Sarah - posted on 03/02/2015




I also had "Bambi" my blanket, that I even took to college with me. i stopped sleeping with it when I had my husband to keep me company. It just was part of my ritual, to tuck it by my chin and sleep. I think it is harmless.

Dove - posted on 03/02/2015




I slept w/ my 'security blanket'... from 15 (had it younger... kept it in the closet for a few years) til I got married. It's a blanket... it's in bed... there's no problem w/ that. Leave her alone.

Chana - posted on 03/02/2015




I had a blanket that was always on my bed and I even took it on vacations until I was 37 also and got into a good relationship, not that my relationship with my parents/family was bad. I think it is just a comfort issue and if it makes her feel better and get a good nights sleep there is really nothing wrong with it unless you suspect that there is a bigger issue. I think I would try to get it down to one but I don't think there is a reason to stress her out or make a big deal out of it. I think it is rough being a kid today so whatever she needs to make her feel better and comfortable at such a rough age is OK. Talk to her make sure there is nothing going on in school that is a problem, I always think of bullying but it could be anything

Raye - posted on 03/02/2015




I had a teddy bear that was my security blanket. I slept with it until I was 37, when I got into a good relationship and no longer needed it. I would say that three blankets is a lot, though. You might take it down to two for a while, then down to one. But she'll give them up when she's ready. The bigger thing might be to find out why she feels she needs them and work on helping her feel more confident in herself.

Jodi - posted on 03/01/2015




I agree with Michelle. If it isn't harming anyone, why would you stress over it?

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