I know this picture might be a little hard to decipher, but this is Bridget with Rufus. Rufus is a super-soft, floppy-eared, white and green puppy dog. Also known as Bridget's FAVORITE toy in the world! It has become her lovey, and I'm happy with her choice. (By the way, a speical thanks to Beth, my sister-in-law, for giving Bridget this wonderful gift!)
Bridget doesn't prefer to sleep anywhere besides her crib. Unfortunately, sometimes it is a necessity--we're on the go during some of her naptimes or out past her bedtime. What I've found helps her to fall asleep is having this little dog with her....it doesn't seem to matter where I put her as long as Rufus is along! She pulls the ears down over her eyes and rubs them along her cheeks, and she is instantly comforted.
So all three of my kids have a lovey, or comfort item. For Henry it was (still is!) Buddy, a formerly yellow giraffe. Buddy is always nearby, but sometimes he is out of sight. In this picture Henry has put him down for a nap:
And Jonah is still a blanket boy. I think he would have a mental breakdown if he lost his blanket. Sometimes we wonder if it isn't attatched to the end of his fingers!
Anyone else out there have kids with special comfort items?