Jenn Kelner of www.babyzzz.ca, for The Baby Spot website
A lovey, or a transitional object, is a blankie, doll or stuffed toy that a child will attach themselves to. It becomes their beloved companion, and will be dragged everywhere the child goes. Lovey’s become an extension of the parents and they provide comfort when Mommy and Daddy aren’t right next to them. Many children will begin to show interest in a lovey sometime after 6 months of age, and it should be encouraged, as long as the item is safe and not a choking hazard. Here are 3 reasons why your child will benefit from having a lovey.
1. A lovey can help soothe your child to sleep