It's been three, four, five, six, or more years, and your child is still carting around and cuddling his lovey. Is it time for your child to start seeking comfort without his favorite object?
Mom Kacie says her 4-year-old son Corbin is starting pre-K in August and has been attached to his blankie for three years. "I need to get him to start leaving it at home," she says, seeking the Circle of Moms community for advice on how to say "bye-bye, blankie."
Similarly, Debra N. says her granddaughter is 5 years old and still loves the blanket she got when she was born. "She wouldn't dream of sleeping without it — during the day, she holds/cuddles it while watching TV, and she has given it a gender (she says it's a 'he'). Do I slowly wean her off having a blankie, or let her do it on her own?"