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Loveys, blankies and other comforts

15 Jun

Now that DD is 5 years old, I was interested to read a short article from BabyCenter .

Just recently I noticed that DD had stopped sucking her fingers at night (yeah, it’s taken long enough). She still wants her stuffed cat toy and finds comfort in having him held tightly, but the accompanying tooth destruction seems to have decreased to almost nothing. One night when she was very distressed about bad dreams, I suggested that she might want to rub the toy and suck her fingers, and she looked at me with a hurt expression. “I don’t suck my fingers anymore” she said. What about rubbing the toy with your hand, I asked. Hmmm. She wasn’t too sure about that.

I am grateful that DD knows Kitty doesn’t come to school or parties or church (though it took a bit of effort sometimes). I’ve seen kids in kindergarten who arrive at the gates with their loveys and have to be peeled away from them by their parents. That must be hard.

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Posted by on June 15, 2011 in Child Development, children, School

 

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2 responses to “Loveys, blankies and other comforts

  1. andrea frazer

    June 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, five already? As for the lovies… my kids didn’t bring those to school either. But they still sleep with them at night. Even my almost 9 year old boy loves his Noopy! (Snoopy…)

     
  2. meowmie

    June 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I still have my knitted teddy bear, called Teddy. He had to be repaired a few times.

     

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