Do your kids have lovies? Something to snuggle with when they go to sleep?
Experts say that lovies take the place-by substitution of a parent as a comfort item to make the child feel safe and secure.
My son has had the same lovey since he was about a year old. It’s a blue satin bear blanket that someone gave me before he was born. Although he is 4 1/2 years old, he needs his lovey to sleep. At bedtime, if we can’t find Mr. Lovey it’s a panic freak out until we do find it.
My daughter on the other hand has a different kind of lovey…
The dirtier, the stinker the better. She lies on the dirty clothes pile and snuggles the underwear. She rubs them on her head and coos and squeals. It’s a game and It’s kind of gross.
I wonder…if a lovey is taking the place of a parent as a comfort item-what is it with the dirty underwear?
She must be substituting her father