Do you know Linus of The Peanuts? He’s the boy who always has his blankie with him. Well, meet Lucas. The little boy who always has his blankie when he’s home.
His love for his blankie started way back when he was around four or five months old and I think I am to blame. I would give him his lampin to hold on to keep him from being fuzzy. Soon enough, he does not like to hold on to his lampin anymore and started hugging his blanket.
Now, he brings it everywhere when he’s home. He brings it out with him when he wakes up, while playing, after taking a bath, while playing, sometimes even when he is eating.
Good thing we have three. We’d alternately give one to him so we can wash the other. He just wants to carry it around and could not sleep without it. Sometimes, when he’s sleepy, he will just grab his blankie, go to the room and sleep.
You must have also noticed that Lucas always has a pacifier. It is also his binky, just like his blankie. These two are what keeps him calm when he’s all fussy. He does not have them when we are going out but once we get home, he’d grab his binkies.
I asked Doc Vienne if we should start weaning him from his pacifier. She said it is still ok. It does not affect the growth of his teeth nor his speech as old wives’ tale would say. We could start weaning him from it by 2 years old. She also said that toddlers are easier to wean from pacifiers and other binkies than thumb sucking.
As for his blankie, as long as it is clean, there’s nothing to worry. Sometimes, I find it cute when he wakes up and walks out of the room with his blankie. It does help us put him to sleep and keeps him calm until now.
Does your child have a binky? Care to share? I’d be interested to know what and how you feel about them? 🙂
We will help Lucas give up the pacifier when he’s two.