Saturday, August 22, 2009

Aug19_MamaAnna2

At the time where other toddlers give up their baby toys Anna suddenly developed strong love for her cuddle blankie. At home we only allow her to carry this blanket in her room, but it traveled with her on the plane and she carries it all around grandparents’ house. The moment things are not going exactly her way, she starts saying I need my blankie!, grabs it and hides her face in it. She keeps asking if she can take her blanket to her new school knowing fully well what my answer will be. She also has her favorite kitty (also in this picture), but her love for this kitty is nothing in comparison to the cuddle blankie. I hope that once she feels more secure and settled, the need for security blanket will fade, but it’s kind of baffling to see my normally self-possessed daughter wail that she misses her blanket in the middle of the department store.

6 comments:

Christy said...

My children have never had security items even though I tried to create them for all three children. My daughter sucks her finger though and I don't know how we are ever going to stop that.

Our Little Family said...

Aww, what a darling picture! My daughter, within the past few months, has fallen madly in love with Tyler the bear (you saw him on the blog!) and her yellow blankie. She knows that blankie has to stay in the house and man, does she EVER run in the door when we get home so that she can grab it!

Orange Juice said...

Zorro is the same way. Don't stress (if you were that is) lol.
We take it EVERYWHERE and make sure never to leave it at home. Personally I am not alarmed and it doesn't bother me. He won't carry it around forever and when he;s ready t olet go of it he will.
I think it's natural and all kids attach to something even if it;s a thumb, paci, blanket, stuffed animal, etc until they are emotionally mature enough.

It's a really cute pic!!!

Ticia said...

Princess just got into her "pink princess," and wants to have it when she goes to bed every night. I'm not super thrilled with this, because she also carries it everywhere with her and she realizes as she lays down in bed that she needs her doll..... Oh well, this too shall pass.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I just want to say I love that sweet picture! Do you think blankie has been more popular since Anna's daddy has been away? I'm sure things will get better in time; I think sometimes little ones know what they need and when they are ready they outgrow it. Matthew has something similar to Anna's blanket. he also sleeps with 5 stuffed animals. Sigh. I am apparently not the mommy to ask for advice in this area. :)

Susana said...

My daughter developed a love for her "Hunny Bunny" when she was 3 1/2 years old:-)--very late. I won't lie to you, Hunny Bunny went to preschool in her backpack each day and every day until the middle of first grade!!

My Joe has his Ted--you can see Ted in almost every picture of Joe if you look closely--a very loved brown teddy bear. He became attached to him at 6 months old.

Jack has his puppie dog lovie--also easily seen in many pictures--became attached to it also around 6 months old.

It doesn't bother me, but I know everyone has their own opinion about these "issues".

We have some rules about where these attachments can go with us for fear of losing them, once they understand the rules they have been fine--proves a bit difficult for now with Jack though:-).

Good luck!