4 Benefits of Baby's Transitional Object (It's More Than Just Cute)! by Jill Ceder, LMSW, JD
6 years ago
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I realized the importance of my 1-year-old’s transitional object during his first haircut. Children usually choose a transitional object between 8 and 12 months. It may be a blanket, stuffed animal or other soft object. My son's monkey:
- calms him when he’s separated from me
- comforts him during scary times
- makes him feel at home when he’s sleeping elsewhere
The transitional object helps young kids make the emotional transition from dependence to independence. They're effective because they're familiar, soft and have the child’s scent.
It makes Baby feel that everything is going to be OK!
Angel Dear Blankie, Brown Monkey $13
Angel Dear Blankies are sweet, charming characters, machine washable and cashmere soft. It is 14-inches square with just the right simple details to soothe and delight.
BinkiBear Original Brown $14
The perfect cuddly companion. BinkiBear has a special loop that safely keeps pacifiers and teethers near and easy to find.
Lexibook Yaye - My First Baby Companion $21
A soft and sweet companion for Baby.
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Lovey - Sky $12
This velour lovey will give endless snuggles day and night. Chemical-free, safe for teethers and washes easily.
Taggies Patchkin Security Blanket $21.50
Taggies are around all four sides of blanket and bunny's ears JPMA certified. Made of ultra-soft microfiber fabric 100-percent polyester.
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