Why a Child should have a Lovie Blankets
To be fair, not every child will need a security blanket. There is no shame in needing one, however. I had one growing up but some babies and children are able to soothe themselves without one. Every child needs to have a way to deal with stressful situations and soothe themselves back to comfort. Having a familiar object can be a great comfort for some people and children and especially babies. There are many moments when having a security blanket for your child might be beneficial. For insistence, when you are traveling to unfamiliar territory, or when you are trying to get your child to sleep soundly. A security blanket can do wonders to help a child become reassured in unfamiliar places and situations. They also aid in a child sleeping and as they go through their developmental changes growing up. A security blanket can help many children making the transition into relaxation, comfort, and positivity.
In fact, Emergency vehicles sometimes carry stuffed animals, toys, and security blankets to give to victims of accidents or trauma to help them cope and provide them comfort. Many charities make and provide security blankets for survivors of trauma, war, and disasters.
Psychologist has been experimenting with the use of security baby blankets and their effect on childhood development. Using dolls, teddy bear, and blankets they tried to use these things as a transitional object. They wanted to see if this transitional object was indeed a way to help a child grow in independence, and can sometimes take the place of the mother and child bond. What they found is that the security blanket makes up a component of mothering. The transitional object or security baby blanket is important for bedtime and as a defense against anxiety when it arrives. As the child develops the need to the transitional object declines. The research was done at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee by Richard H. Passman and his associates. They found that security blankets are correctly named — they actually do provide security to children who have them. Having a security blanket was shown to help children adjust to new situations, and encourage their learning.
There’s nothing weird about being attached to a personalized baby security love blanket. In fact in the United States alone, around 60% of children have at least some degree of attachment to a security object. So if you had a security object growing up you’re in good company.
Our Security Blankets – Our Darling Lovies!
We strongly encourage helping babies develop their good association with a transitional object to sleep and deal with stress and anxiety. We recommend getting three personalized lovies so that you always have a back on hand. Your child will develop a preference for one of the loveys over the others. We recommend washing them together so the smell and textures of the lovies will mix. Get a lovely pair and a spare for every baby.