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Unique Loveys For Your Little Ones
Also known as a security blanket or blankie, a lovey can be a cherished companion for your little one. With their soft textures and gentle presence, loveys become a source of reassurance and help children feel safe and secure
What is a Lovey and What is It For?
It's a small, soft, and cuddly blanket that provides a sense of comfort and emotional support to children. Loveys can play a vital role in a child's emotional development, offering a familiar and soothing presence during times of stress, separation, or bedtime. Our unique handmade loveys are designed so that adults can engage and bond with babies. Most styles have three dimensional aspects - the Elephant blanket has trunks that serve as finger puppets, the whale has a 3d tail and the taxi has stuffed wheels that baby can squeeze.
At What Age Should a Child Have a Lovey?
Children can start forming attachments to loveys from around 6 to 12 months of age. As they grow and develop, the lovey becomes a treasured companion that offers comfort and emotional support. For infants, choose a lovey that is securely stitched and free from small parts that could pose a choking hazard. At Estella, our loveys are handmade from soft, hypoallergenic 100% certified organic cotton to ensure it's gentle on your child's delicate skin. Be sure to consult your pediatrician as well, and remember that for younger babies things like toys and comfort objects should be removed from the crib once the baby falls asleep.
How Long Should a Child Have a Lovey?
Some children may form strong bonds and continue to find comfort in their lovey through their toddler years, while others may gradually outgrow their need for it. Parents can encourage a healthy transition by allowing the child to lead the process. When the child shows signs of self-soothing and independence, it may be a natural time to gradually reduce its use. Offer other comforting toy alternatives and positive reinforcement to help the child feel secure and confident without their lovey. Remember, each child is unique, and patience and understanding during this transition are essential.