See Mason’s new buddy? He got this soft, snuggly tiger for Christmas. I’ll admit I had an ulterior motive behind this present. You see, so far the only comfort object Mason really has attached to is Mommy. He’s never cared for a blankie, a pacifier, or anything else.
We’ve decided it is time to make a concerted effort to help him find a comfort object. This tiger is our first attempt. The plan is simple. Every time he is ready for a nap or bedtime we snuggle up with tiger. We will play with tiger during the day and bring him along to doctors visits and hospital stays. Hopefully with a little bit of time Mason will find tiger to be a comforting buddy for his many medical appointments. And if he does we will buy at least one or two more for backups!
I have a question for you – have you ever tried to deliberately get your child to latch on to a comfort object? Do you have any tips or ideas for me? In case you’re wondering, we got this tiger on Amazon. There are quite a few different animals available. They are by Melissa and Doug and called Longfellows. Here is a link to see what they have available right now. Yep, it’s an affiliate link. I love shopping on Amazon. Seriously, love it.