There are certainly a number of different opinions out there about security blankets. Some parents will swear by them and say that a blanket becomes a comforting friend for their child. Other parents fear that a child may become too connected to a security blanket and will have a hard time weaning off. Both views are certainly possible. Here is an article from Science Daily that speaks a bit more about the pyschology of security blankets.
In our opinion, security blankets are a great item for babies (shameless plug), but just like anything else, they can become a problem. If a child finds comfort and avoidance from fear with a blanket friend, that can be a good thing. But as a parent, you need to monitor this closely and do a good job of parenting. A child can really get attached to anything and trust can be placed in the wrong object. It is the parents job, though a difficult one, to help train the child in where their real protection and trust comes from.
Blanket My Baby sells a number of security blankets, and our bestsellers are our Angel Dear blankies. If you go to our site and view these blankets, it doesn’t take long to see how these lovable lovies can become friends. The blankets are square shaped, but have the head of different animals such as lions, frogs, ducks, lambs, giraffes, hippos, tigers, dogs, cats, owls, mice, and even dinosaurs! Pick your favorite today and get it personalized or monogrammed for under $20 for the whole gift. This is a great deal! Plus, if your child subscribes to the security blanket lifestyle, you may want to stack up on 2 or 3.Filed under Baby Blankets, Info | Tags: angel dear, psychology, security blankets | Comment (0)
For a the past several months, our customers have fallen in love with aden and anais blankets. They have a good reason! Aden and anais has created an excellent quality blanket made of muslin cotton that is useful in so many ways. First, it’s wonderful for swaddling a newborn. With a large size of 47 x 47, it is simple to get that tight wrap around your baby. Plus, the blankets are breathable. This means that your baby won’t overheat and wake up in the night. Another huge plus. Besides swaddling, these are great blankets to play on and use for a walk in the stroller. On top of all of this, we are striving to provide the best price on the internet for these blankets. And with flat rate shipping, you save by buying a few packs (which you can give as gifts!) While some people don’t like having to buy the entire 4 pack, we’ve received feedback of a creative idea. If you need to, break down the 4 pack into groups of 2′s or individually give them as gifts.
While aden and anais continue to be top sellers, our new Angel Dear blankies are going fast! If you haven’t noticed yet, these animal blankets are absolutely adorable. They serve as a different function then aden and anais. They are not swaddle blankets. They are fun security blankets that are super soft to the touch. We offer them in all kinds of cute little animal heads: pink and blue bear, pink and blue lamb, green froggy, yellow ducky, sleepy owl, pink and brown giraffe, puppy, tiger and brown and pink monkey. So fun!
Many mothers can’t buy just one of these because their children have fallen in love. These blankets provide a best friend for your little one and can serve as a calming mechanism. We offer them for only $11.94 a piece, and we are working to add personalization for these blankets. Stay tuned!Filed under Baby Blankets | Tags: angel dear, duck, froggy, lamb, monkey, security blankets | Comment (0)
Kids Health, from Nemours posted an article on “Sleep and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old”. If you are a parent struggling with how to help your child develop healthy sleep patterns and/or how to approach sleep issues your baby may be having, take a few minutes to review the article by clicking the title above. It covers the following topics:
* How Long Will My Baby Sleep?
* Where and How Should My Baby Sleep?
* Encouraging Sleep
* When to Call the Doctor
In the article, Kids Health stated, “If your baby has a favorite toy or blanket that you feel is safe to have in the crib, it can be left for comfort. This is when “transitional” objects become important to babies. They help your baby transition from being with you most of the time to having some time away from you and becoming more independent.”
If you’re looking for a security blanket or any other unique baby blanket, browse our retail site at blanketmybaby.com. With security blankets, it is recommended that you buy a few of the same blanket so that your baby will always have one available. This way if one is in the wash, gets lots or is left at daycare your baby will still have one to establish the feelings of familiarity and comfort.Filed under Baby Blankets, Info | Tags: 8 to 12 month old, article, Baby Blankets, baby sleep advice, security blanket, security blankets, Unique Baby Blankets | Comment (0)
We understand that many of you don’t like to settle for normal. You are unique. You are stylish. You are artistic, and you don’t want your baby to be stuck in the same cookie cutter as everyone else. That’s why we are proud to offer fashionable security blankets by Pat-a-Cake.
These blankets are going fast! We’ve had several customers already fall in love with the special designs that Pat-a-Cake offers. Even better, every blanket by Pat-a-Cake is handmade. So, why you may have to wait a few extra days before your order arrives, it’s definitely worth the wait!
This super stylin’ Lovey Blankets by the Pat-a-Cake Baby are made of a soft, cotton print and reverses to a coordinating plush minky-dot fabric with satin edging.
Check out some of the most popular designs below:
Chocolate Mocha Lovey:
Groovy Guitar Lovey:
French Lace Lovey:
Find more beautiful security blankets and stroller blankets from Pat-a-Cake on our site and break out of the box!Filed under Uncategorized | Tags: chocolate mocha lovey, french lace lovey, groovy guitar lovey, pat-a-cake, security blankets, stroller blankets, unique | Comment (0)
Many of us as younger children can recall the strong attachment we had to a particular blanket, blankie, ubby, ba ba, etc. For me personally, it was a blue blanket that was handmade for me by a relative. The blanket had speckled over it several rocket ships with fire coming out of the engines, dancing across the sky. I loved that blanket! It went with me everywhere, and it gave me a sense of peace and confidence. Many parents and children can relate.
However, it begs the question, “can there be an unhealthy attachment to security blankets?” An article from Pscyhologytoday.com states that, “It’s okay to carry that blankie. Children who are both insecurely attached to their mothers and attached to their blankies seem to adjust better to anxiety-producing situations.”
The article defines children who are insecurely attached to their mothers as those who haven’t bonded well with their mothers.
Richard H. Passman, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, initially set out to determine whether children with secure attachments to their mothers were more or less likely to have a security blanket. He found no link at all between the strength of the mother-child relationship and the passionate love of a toddler for his blankie. But surprisingly, researchers did find that children who were both insecurely attached to their mothers and strongly attached to their blankies seemed to adjust better to an anxiety-producing situation. “For these children, the blanket promoted play, exploration and non-distress in their mothers’ absence,” Passman says.
Passman has been studying children and their security objects for three decades. He also noted that children are more likely to have a beloved security blankie if their mom did as a child.
So, if you’re worried about over attachment, don’t be. Promoting play, exploration and non-distress are all good things for a developing child.Filed under Baby Blankets | Tags: attachment, Baby Blankets, research, security blanket, security blankets | Comment (1)