Just the two of us
There's no love quite like the love of a child for a lovie. We asked our site parents to share their photos and tell us the stories behind their kids' comfort objects. Read on for tales of absolute commitment to bears, robots, "maos," and of course, blankies.
When Ava was 3 months old, her dad was reading a book to her in Spanish. Every time he said "la rata," she cracked up. About a month later, I saw this stuffed rat in a store and just had to get it for her. They've been inseparable ever since!
A boy and his droid
He loves all things BB-8*, but his sister's remote control BB-8 is his favorite. He even speaks to BB-8 in his robot language (beeps and boops).
* a Star Wars robot character
My daughter absolutely loves her wearable blankets. She loves to cuddle and smell them and will carry them with her all over the house.
A friend in need
Julianna has her best friend Billy. He goes everywhere with her (in this picture, we're waiting for some X-rays), but she really snuggles with him when she goes to sleep. She actually has about eight Billies. We rotate them. Julianna knows there is more than one.
Here's our son with his elephant. It's one of those toys you're supposed to pull by the tail to play music. He's also snuggling Daddy's work gloves – they'd go everywhere with him if I let them!
His beloved "Meow Meow."
Saya with Fepa Jr.
What's that sound?
She can't say "meow," so all cats go "mao" and all cats are maos. This is "Brown Mao."
Happiness is a fuzzy monkey.
This may look like just a blankie, but it's special because it was Mama's blanket over 40 years ago, as I'm sure you can tell!
Never forget the elephant
Sweet Baby B and his lovies.
Colton and his caterpillar buddy.