Does your child have a security blanket? Or a ‘lovey’ they can’t go to sleep without? I had one, and so did my younger brother. We each had blankets. I still have mind actually. It used to be a beautiful yellow quilt with lace around the edge. But I loved on it soooo much over the years that it is now a greyish-somewhat transparent ugly thing that only a mother could love.
My sisters kids each had a ‘lovey’. Her oldest son chose a stuffed humpty-dumpty as his, and her younger son loved the fringe on blankets so much that she eventually made him a ball of fringe he decided to call his ‘boo-boo’. Even at 12, her oldest still has Humpty readily available. I know this because he let Eli borrow it last weekend when he was crying. So cute!
So far, Eli likes his Pacifier (which I will admit is more for me than for him), but he does find comfort in it in the middle of the night. He also likes different textures and having a blanket to fiddle with while falling asleep. So I made him a ‘lovey’. We’ll see if it ends up being something that he likes, but I am pretty proud of my creation. It is just a small blanky made from a prefold cloth diaper with ribbon tags sewn around the edges. Simple but cute, and just might be something he keeps until he is 12!