Childhood Diseases

Posted by: KB | 2010-06-23


Comfort blankie - 18 month old

Hi Ladies. Some advice please. My 18 month LG has grown very attached to her little " blankie"  and dummy. Which started as just associating this blankie as sleep time ended up in coming out of her cot with her when she awakes and now walks around with it. And if she can''t see it she starts looking for it and starts crying if she can''t have it. How do I get her from taking it with her when sleep time is over. I don''t mind her having it when she sleeps (cause that''s her comfort and she can''t sleep without it and she sleeps by herself and she can soothe herself back to sleep as well). But I don''t want her to walk with it and if that thing gets lost - oh my goodness. I don''t want to think about it. LOL. My now 3 yr old also got attached to her dummy but not a blankie. I took the dummy away at about 2 yrs. Any advice girls. I told the nanny to start doing it today and I told her it''s going to be hard, but we have to do it. It''s not as if we are taking it away completely. :-) Only till she sees ok this is only for bedtime.

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Posted by: L | 2010-06-24

I also think you should just let her have the blankie.

My daughter is 2years old and loves her blankie! I don''t care if she has it the whole time, it makes her happy. And if she is happy then I am happy!

Why not buy the Baby Sense blankie? My daughter has 4 of them!

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Posted by: Sjoe | 2010-06-23

I understand your delemma wrt being afraid it will get lost but why on earth do you want to take the things " away"  that make her feel relaxed and at ease and happy? Espially at home where she cant lose it without it being found? She has to survivie without you the entire day which is against nature as the yourng stay with mom in nature and that is hard enough but unfortunately necessary for all of us to work but then to take the things away that she depends on to get thro that doesnt seem right to me. I am not being funny KC - i just wanted to be honest about my opinion because I too have to stop myself and think if what i am doing is for me or for my daghters best........but good luck with your decision.

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