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A “lovie” or security blanket is something that can be very beneficial to your little one in many ways. When baby forms an attachment to her lovie, it can help make stressful transitions easier, such as when you need to leave her with a babysitter or drop her off at daycare, go to the doctor, or put her down for a nap. A lovie will give baby added security without mom or dad being there all the time. Also, if you give baby the lovie at bed-time, she will begin to associate it with sleep. It will help her sleep better throughout the night as she will be able to self soothe and feel secure with her lovie.
Guidelines for Introducing a Lovie
Six to twelve months of age is an appropriate time to begin introducing a security item to baby. When you are choosing an item make certain it is baby safe. Next, keep the security blanket close to you before giving it to baby so it takes on your scent. Then, start by introducing it at daily nap-times and eventually incorporating into bed-time as well. You will want to name the lovie so baby recognizes it. Additionally, it is important to make sure you have extra of whatever the item may be in case something ever happens to it!
This Burt’s Bees Baby bee plush is a soothing companion for your little one and available in three colors (gray, yellow, blue).
*100% organic cotton
*Safe for teethers
*Eyes: recycled non-toxic plastic safety eyes
This organic blanket friend toy (available in pink, blue, and green) is an adorable lovie for babies. Knotted hands and feet let baby easily hold them. Made with 100% organic cotton, these toys have embroidered facial expressions.
*Friendly bunny face with knotted hands and feet
*Ideal for little ones to snuggle and play with
*Safe for teething
*Made from 100% organic Egyptian cotton
This cute Lovie Rattle Doll is made from 100% organic cotton, dyed with eco-friendly dyes, and stuffed with all natural sheep’s wool.
– 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton
– 100% sheeps wool stuffing
– Hand-Knit and Fair-Trade