Our expert says:
Pleased to hear there is now a blankie on the scene. If you'd like to look this up on the internet or elsewhere, this is known as a Transitional Object, and is common and normal, and a part of growing up. It performs a useful function, and is a comfort when she feels alone or bereft. It would be a bad idea to try to distract her from using it, as it causes no problems and is useful. When she doesn't need it any more, she will discard it. The only problems sometimes come when the blanket gets grubby and she resists allowing it to be washed !
Often its a blanket, but it may be a doll or other soft toy - usually its something that is tactile and feels good, is portable and cuddly.
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