My 5 year old ds has a monkey. It's name is monkey.
DS has a throw blanket that has a huge wolf on it(it did belong to DH for about 6 hours before DS took it)
He calls him Wolfie..had him since DS was 7 months old.
I had never heard it referred to as a "lovey" before until yesterday when I read it in a book and now today.
My oldest son, yes, it's his barney doll. Barney has been with us for six years.
My daughter, yes, it is a blanket my mom had made for her when she was born.
My twin boys, no.
My daughter never had a lovey. There are stuffed animals she likes, but she has never needed to carry one item with her all the time. I prefer her not to have a lovey. DD is 4 now.
I volunteer at a daycare in a toddler room (ages 1 to 2.5) and I have seen the problems loveys cause in a daycare setting. I've seen kids hit each other when someone tries to take one child's lovey. I have seen kids scream nonstop if they lose their lovey or if a teacher tries to take it away. =/
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against loveys. However, I have seen so many parents have problems trying to break their child of their binky, stuffed animal, or blanky and it seems like its unnecessary.
Anywho.. that's just what I have seen. =)
dd has a lovey but it's only for sleep. it stays in her bed because she doesn't want to get it dirty. it's strange - dd only uses things like this during sleep; even when she was a baby and sucked her thumb, she only sucked it when she was in bed. same with her dolls - she only cuddles with them as she's falling asleep.
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My 6 year old has a stuffed moose (he took it from me when he was about 6 month old, he cuddled with it all the time so I just gave it to him), he calls it Mr. Moose and has to go with him when we travel somewhere or when he goes to sleep. He also has a favorite blanket which he got from my sister he calls it Mickey. My 4 year old has 2. One is a Pokemon called Uxie, he calls it Uxie Sister and a Pound Puppy (something I had left from my childhood) he called him Buster. His big brother gave him a Disney's Cars pillow and it has to go everywhere when we travel and when he goes to sleep.
dd had a monkey named "monkey". actually the names of her dolls are what they are - her lovey is a bunny called "bunny". i guess she's not very creative LOL
Quoting sparkina13:My 5 year old ds has a monkey. It's name is monkey.
my 2 year old has a plastic cup and a marker she carries around.
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