What is your child's security object and at what age did they get really attached to this object?

MeganClaire - posted on 03/21/2010 ( 172 moms have responded )

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My son is 1 year old and I was just wondering when he will become very attached to a toy. He is beginning to like his blanket bear more than he used to but I would like him to attach to it more than he is. What age did you children become attached to a toy and what kind of toy is it?

Just wondering :)

I am a stay at home mom so I think I am my son's security object :)

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Jamie - posted on 02/14/2013

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My name is Jamie hello, my first daughter Adrianna Leah was born Jan 22-2011 and it was the day of her baby shower 23hrs in labor with her Ohh what a horror. Well getting to the point, we had to obviously get her things to bring her home Bc she was born day of her shower so I bought her this pink plush blanket at babies r us here in Yonkers central ave New York and it has brown satin on the edges and there's a monkey on it. So when she was born I use call her my chunky monkey so now she's 2 yo and drags this" RAG" lol everywhere and if I buy her a new one, she knows the difference so May 20,2012 I gave birth to another baby girl GiaBella Olivia and god forbid, she touches it my daughter goes CRAZYYYY I don't know how the hell to get rid this thing!!!!! Help me!!

Shannon - posted on 04/17/2010

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My son has a Curious George stuffed animal that I bought him when he was a new born and it has been by his side since and he is now 22 months. He has slept with him every night since I stopped worrying about him suffocating himself with his toys. He loves stuffed animals and has quite a few though there are only a select few he feels the need to take to bed with him. George however has always been the one to go with us if we are visiting family or friends and spending the night away from home. I have noticed in the past couple months he is forming more of an attachment to George carrying him around the house and having to know where he is and crying when I put him in the wash.

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my oldest attached to a bear blanket right away. i would wrap him in it as an infant than would lay him on it when he got older...hes almost 4 now and does not sleep well without it. my youngest just attached to a tie blanket i made him for christmas...he is 19 months.

Maretta - posted on 04/17/2010

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I think its beautiful that you are your son's security object. Thats how it should be. My son never attached to any of his toys either and as it turns out he's just not very materialistic. He just turned 9 last week (I cried my eyes out). Truthfully, being his security blanket was sometimes a little annoying (couldn't use the bathroom without him trying to sit on my lap) but I am reaping the benefits of it now. He's not so much into snuggling now, but he always seems to know when I need a kiss or a hug. Put in the time and attention now, and he will return it to you later.

Sherre - posted on 04/17/2010

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I nicknamed my son "piggy" since he was born and sometimes call him "piggy baby" or "piggy boy" so one day while I was at the store, I saw this stuffed animal, which was a pig. I bought it, brought it home and put it with him to go to sleep. A few weeks later, he became so attached to it and sleeps with it everynight. It's the cutest thing when we pick him up from his nap and he's still holding his pig. He loves it so much & I'm glad he has something other than me or daddy that comforts him. :)

Sara - posted on 04/12/2010

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My boys, now aged 19 yrs, 17 yrs, and 11 yrs, all had blankies that they had to have with them. The same ones they came home from the hospital in, thermal with silky edges. When my oldest left for college last year, he took his with him. I made a quilt out of it. The blankie was the middle and I quilted around it. My middle son graduates this year and he gave his up a few months ago so I could quilt his also. My 11-year-old still has his in his. He takes it with him when he travels between my house and his dad's. Eventually his will be a quilt also.

Jen - posted on 04/12/2010

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my son attached attached to a fluffy blanket it goes everywhere bed pushchair etc. he has had it since 14 months now his 16 months

Natasha - posted on 04/12/2010

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my mom had bought a blanket bear for my son before he was born. when I had him he insisted for my boyfriend or I to hold him While he slept. 2 weeks of sleeping in a chair I finially got tired of it and laid him down and put that blanket bear next to his face.now he is 7 months old and has to have that blanket bear everywere!!! seems like he caint do anything expecally sleeping with out it near by or on his face. we should have named linus! lol!!

Melanie - posted on 04/05/2010

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My daughter started getting attached to one of her reciving blankets very young and had to have it all the time. Now she is 3 and only takes it some of the time, usually when she is sick or my husband and I have to work later at night. I don't let her take it out unless we are going to be at someones house or on a long car trip.

Melissa - posted on 03/31/2010

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My daughter is 10 and she has had a stuffed horse she calls Horsey since she was 2...it is still her best friend and security...she sleeps with her every night.....its ragged and has been sewn a million times...but she still loves it!

Beth - posted on 03/30/2010

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Of all the hand-made blankets my son has he is attached to the store bought one i got from the baby shower

Kathryn - posted on 03/30/2010

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my daughter has one of the "squishy" pillow...she got it from her fathers mother when she was about 2 weeks old...it was the only thing that would make her stop crying...just layed the pillow on her tummy and she was happy...she is now 3 almost four and the pillow goes everywhere...the poor pillow is so stretched out that i had to sew about 5 different holes in it...i tried to replace it with a newer one but she wouldn't have it..my mom made pillow cases for it so now when ever the case gets dirty we just swap them out...she is ok with this because she knows her pillow is inside...i don't know what i am going to do when she starts school..

Emma-Louise - posted on 03/29/2010

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My daughter Kaitlyn is not even 3 months yet and her security object is a pink quilted blanket that was bought for her from a friend of mine. She freaks out and wont calm down if its not wear she can feel it or see it.

Kristina - posted on 03/28/2010

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my daughter is 22 months old and she has 1 blanket that a friend at my work made for her...she has had it since she was born and sleeps with it EVERY NIGHT ! she even takes it to daycare with her for naptime...she use to carry it everywhere but is getting better at leaving it at home when we go out. I don't mind i mean it makes her comfortable and happy..thats whats important :)

Michelle - posted on 03/27/2010

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My son loves his teddy. He's had it for 6 years at least and he's now 8. I asked him the other day if he will ever give teddy away. He said "Mum I love teddy too much and he will never leave me".

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My daughter doesn't have one. I am a stay at home mom too so I think I am her security object. But she also slept with me for a while, now she doesn't, she has her own bed in her own space but I think that is why she doesn't have any security objects

Elizabeth - posted on 03/26/2010

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My grandson is 17 and we are sending his bear (which is now only a plastic face and a few threads) on his honeymoon with him. I think it went in a drawer 2 yrs ago. He only had to have it when he went to bed. . No other child in our family had this attachment. Our step grandson had a blanket he carried until he was about 7. Just depends on the child. I know adults who carry a special pocket knife, coin, handkerchief, piece of jewlry and a number of other things and many who do not. We are all different.

Brandie - posted on 03/26/2010

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My son, whom is 20 months isn't attached to a single thing. He plays with many different toys, he hates blankets.



I personally never wanted him to be attached to anything, I never wanted to deal with un-attaching him when he went to school.

Erin - posted on 03/26/2010

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My son, who is now 5, almost 6, became attached to his bear when he was 10 1/2 months. we were moving from va to fl, as we were driving i realized that i didnt put any stuffed animal in the car for him to snuggle up with. when we stopped at Cracker Barrel to eat, Jayden was looking at the stuffed animals they have in their store, and didnt want to put this TY bear down. He still sleeps with it, but he is getting to the point now that he doesnt need it everynight. My daughter from the day she came home from the hospital and snuggled with a winnie the pooh blankie, it is the size of a washcloth with pooh's head on it. she will NOT go to sleep without it, she doesnt like it when i have to was it...she is 3 going on 4 in June.

Sharon - posted on 03/26/2010

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yeah its so hard getting their blankets of them so we can put in washing machine x

AMANDA - posted on 03/26/2010

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at a few weeks old and even now he is 7 still attached to a small tigger teddy, but now likes other teddys not as attached as used to be, up til 4 we couldnt leave the house without it

Michelle - posted on 03/25/2010

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my oldest daughter had her baby blanket that she had since she born and got really attatched by the time she was 1 and wass still dragging it around at at 5, so much that she wanted to drag it to school with her and eventually it was just "lost", my 3 year old has a blanket she has been really attatched to since she was one and wouldnt leave the house or sleep without it, now she still wants it to sleep but can do without it as long as she has my soft blanket which feels just like hers, so i think she is starting to attatch to mine now

Rosemary - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter had a small bear that was dressed as a clown that was given to her at 6 weeks. At a year old she was given a stuffed dog. It has never left her and she will be thirteen this year. I can't let her take it out of the house to just anywhere anymore because trips at 10pm at night to Sonic because she can't go to sleep because she is crying so hard. (that was age 4) But even now she gets really upset if she doesn't have it for sleepovers or going to camp. As long as it comes home. I've tried substituting other animals but this is the one she wants all the time.

Melissa - posted on 03/25/2010

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We weaned my son off his pacifier a completely by 8 1/2 months. For sleeping, and traveling he always has his mini security blanket. He won't sleep without it.

TRACY - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter had a blanket ( silky was her name for it) with a silk binding all the way around it. She would rub the silk binding between her thumb and finger and it would send her off to dream land. We always had 2 blankets (different colours) one for home and one at her grandparents. We were very lucky tha it really didn't matter what colour the blanket was as long as it had a silk binding. This was a habbit that just happened over time, I always had these blankets for her since birth and always used them so they just became her. At 1 she received a stuffed Elephant we named Elly and she went everywhere with her from 1 until her present age of 24!!! Elly went from home life to college life to apartment living and still in awesome shape considering her age!! What makes her even more special is that she has always worn the first newborn dress that my daughter ever wore and still wears it to this day!!! I still have both her special,"silkies" and when my daughter has babies of her own she will wrap them in the very special blankets from her childhood!! I can't wait to see that unfold!!

Shelly - posted on 03/25/2010

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My six year old has a blanket that someone sent before he was born and he absolutely refuses to part with it. The only time he leaves it is when he goes to school!

Keisler - posted on 03/25/2010

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My 3 year old has a stuff dog we named Biscuit after the book series. It's been her constant companion she she was 6 months old. Bsicuit goes everywhere with her to the store, to daycare even in family pictures. I had a problem with in the beginning because she became too attached to it. Now she does miss it but she can days with her dog and it doesn't become a problem.

Alysha - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter became attached to her teddy bear at 5-6 months. That's when we did the crying out method to get her to sleep on her own she is 2 1/2 now and still can't sleep with out teddy!! And boy does that bear stink(no matter how much I wash:) My son never got attached to any toys, he has he's favorites but they change and that's just who he is.

Sherri - posted on 03/25/2010

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My grandson likes his stuffed duck...he goes everywhere with it...He started depending on it when he was 9 mo old.

Linda - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son has his blankie and also a small blankie with a dogs head on it. I think it's special.

It was around 1yr and now he's 2yr 4mos and they go everywhere!

I have him put it in the washer so I'm not "taking it away" and we wash them right after a nap so we won't be without at a critical sleepy or cranky time.

CAROL - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi, I am a grandmom who takes care of her grandkids. My twins each had their own security. The one was attached to his ""thumb"" blankie for security. He sucked his thumb thru his blankie tag. The other one had his binky(pacifier)-not in his mouth-but had to carry it everywhere.

Carolyn - posted on 03/25/2010

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My sons is having his pillow over his head at night,he's 4 and 9 months so he's quite safe! He wont go to sleep unless you put it over his head!

Grace - posted on 03/25/2010

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That is okay...there's nothing wrong with that coz me? my eldest daughter her security object was her small pillow when she was still at 3mos old and up to now she still have it coz everytime she'll be having her dede and going to bed she can't sleep without it putting her hand inside the pillow case of that pillow...

Lisa Marie - posted on 03/25/2010

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my son Finn got a giraffe in Tescos when he was 6 months old - he will be five this July and although George ( who also has his own page on my space lol) isnt taken everywhere with us now, Until he was 3 and a half Geoge was a regular feature and really part of the family, security objects are a definate milestone and really as long as kids know they cant take them certain places I wouldnt worry about it - its a little bit of you really they are carrying - the famiiar and i wouldnt worry about it - shows they are forming with other objects apart from you - well done mommy

Michelle - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son is almost 9mons now. I'm not sure when it started but he has always loved textures. He is definetly a blanky boy. He has to rub or hold on to something. My guess would be that this started at 3months old.

Yvette - posted on 03/25/2010

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my son is almost 6months. and he cant go anywere without his Elmo teether blankiee, he got attached to it since he got it for chriisyy. =] he was 3months, it puts him to sleep if we are not at home. but wen we are at home i think he feels safe and just drifts off to sleep on his own,,

Babette - posted on 03/25/2010

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Connor is a typical Linus Van Pelt (Charlie Brown's best friend). He has a blue blanket (blanky) and he cannot see himself without it. He is 3 already, but the blanket still goes everywhere with him. If the blanket falls off the bed during the night, he would wake up and cry until someone will get it for him.

Marie - posted on 03/25/2010

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my baby is 22 months and her security thing is her sippy cup, always have to have it with her including during the night. i just put water in her cup in the night just to prevent tooth decay. she started at less than a year when we where getting to let go of the bottle.

Laura - posted on 03/25/2010

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my children have security blankets. We also do not let them carry it outside the house, but they have 2 different blankets, the ones in the house that they carry and sleep with, then they have smaller blankets in the car. My daughter is 3 and she got really attached about the age of 2 with the blanket, and my other daughter is not that attached to her blanket like my other daughter, but she has like 5 blankets she sleep with. lol when they get a certain age, where they do not need the blanket, i think we may try to switch it w/ and older age toy. Just like we did for the pasy. lol may be hard , but best for them in the long run. maybe a pillow....cause that could be forever lol i have one as well i can not sleep w/o. lol But it is normal for kids to be attach to things, dont worry when or where it happens, its okay.

Vicky - posted on 03/25/2010

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trust me you are better off, not getting them attatched to an object nor item, i know it seems sweet and can be of help settling, there is nothing appealing about a smelly blanket!!!!!, my eldest had a smelly blanket which i managed to wrench from his grasp at four years(became attatched at 2 yrs) so on the birth of my second i decided not to go down this route , opting for a bottle of really weak herbal tea to settle at bed times, which has kind of backfired as i have constant demands for cups of tea now!!!!!!

Kayla - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter who is 1 has always had taggies and she had one blanket with a tag on it but the tag fell off so when one of my sisters sent her a little taggie blanket which has tags the whole way around it she carries it everywhere and sleeps with it and also sucks on the tags.

Chantelle - posted on 03/25/2010

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Well..My son has this stuffed whinnie the pph bear..and he will not go to sleep without it..he takes it every where with him. He has had it since he was 9 months old he is now 18 months old.

Denise - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter got a stuffed doggie at 5mths and now at nearly 3, it goes everywhere around the house with her and she cannot sleep w/o it. We do not let it out of the house to keep from having to frequently wash it unless we are staying somewhere overnight.

Alia - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son is 3 years and 3 month old, he started attached to his car,, any kind of cars toy since he was 1 year and half,,, @ night he cry he wants his cars with him in the bed

and I donot know how long will continue this attachment.

Ilse - posted on 03/25/2010

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a nappy.... not the disposable kind. Good old fashioned GLODINA TOWELING NAPPY... She is totally nuts about it. walks around the house with it, takes it playing with her, will NOT eat, drink or go anywhere unless it is with her.

worst part - it gives her the most terrible chin-rash and we are desperate to take it away and trust me ... we have tried!

Natalie - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son is 2 now, and from about 6 months old he has been attached to 'Roo' from winnie the pooh. We have to take roo everywhere. He will not go to bed without it, he wont even leave the house without his kangaroo. It is a battle to even get roo in the washing machine for a wash. My son thinks he can take him in the bath with him!!

Every child is different and will attach themselves to something whenever they feel ready. I am also a stay at home Mom and I love it.

Ashley - posted on 03/25/2010

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Joey has his blanket. He is Linus! LOL! I am pretty sure he was younger than one but I can't remeber how old. I had been giving it to him from day one though. He came home in the hospital w/ it and was covered every night w/ it. My mother made it for him and has made one for my 2nd son Liam (1 month old) I do the same thing w/ Liam too.

KESHA - posted on 03/25/2010

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My 1 year son has this spider man fleece blanket from birth. The day I brought him home I wrapped him in that and he still loves it. He will be 2 april 26 and he cannot sleep without his blanket, I usually only get to wash about twice a month and sometimes early in the morning he would come into my room and rub the blanket on my face repeatedly. Lol, I figure he may grow out this stage or he may never, it does not bother it's too cute!

Lizz - posted on 03/25/2010

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well my 3 year old has a blanket that he calls his train blankie and oddly enuf there is no train on it.My girls have had anything from a bear to a pillow case so u be your own judge

Ruchi Sharma - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter is now 2 years and 4 months old. She's had 2 comfort toys since she was 6 months old - a bedtime bear and an elephant (Manny). First it was the Bear that she would chew on to and keep the Manny next to her...then it was the other way round and now, its back to the Bear! She likes to put it in her mouth when she sleeps - which means I have to wash it every other day.



We've had to carry them around wherever we go. She won't sleep without them. I checked with her doctor who said its okay even if she puts it in her mouth. She'll slowly outgrow the habit.



I did a couple of things to break this habit. I cut off the tail of her Elephant and the cap of her Bear. She stopped chewing for a month but last week when she fell ill, she started it again. So all I do now is ensure it's clean all the time :-)

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