Your child relies on you for comfort, protection, and support. You cherish the moments you have with your little one, and you delight in their growth and well-being.
Every parent needs tools that help them fulfill their nurturing role. A lovey, also called a comfort object, can help you achieve your goals. Read on to learn why introducing a lovey to your child is important.
1. A Lovey Helps Your Child Feel Secure
One of the best reasons to give your child a lovey is to help your little one feel secure. A lovey can be a blanket or a toy that your child bonds with. Our Buddy Blanket and Bye Bye Buddy loveys combine the cuteness of a stuffed animal with the comfort of a blanket. Your baby or toddler can squeeze, cuddle, and pet the lovey for instant reassurance.
While you can’t be with your child at every moment, a lovey can. If you take a family trip, bringing the lovey along can help your child feel protected by a familiar friend. And if your child is over a year old, letting them keep their lovey nearby can help them ease into sleep on their own.
2. A Lovey Soothes Discomfort
Another reason it’s important to introduce a lovey to your child is to soothe their discomfort. Little ones go through a lot of mental and physical developments quickly, and the world is a vast, new place. At times, your child will experience emotional or physical discomfort; your child’s lovey can help them feel more comfortable through these challenges.
Knotty Friend loveys from Bunnies by the Bay feature friendly animals, such as a bunny or lamb, and they are perfect for helping your child through teething. Your little one can chew on the soft, knotted arms and legs to soothe teething discomfort.
3. A Lovey Develops Your Child’s Social Skills
Finally, when you introduce your child to a lovey, you help them make a friend. Playtime is an essential process for child development, and a lovey can be one of your child’s most important tools for developing social and motor skills.
A young baby can babble through conversations with a lovey and practice listening and responding with empathy. Additionally, squeezing, carrying, and caring for the lovey helps develop your child’s dexterity and coordination.
Pick a Lovey Friend Today
Find your child a special friend with Bunnies by the Bay. Create a personalized lovey by adding a custom embroidered message. We make our adorable loveys from soft, baby-safe fabrics that kids love to hold—choose your child’s lovey today.