stuffed animal, is this normal behavior for a Toddler, 3 1/2
hello, i hope everyone is well!
I have a question, any advice is greatly appreciated!
my DS is 3 1/2 since he was 2, he carries around his little stuffed animal elmo and calls him baby elmo. its kind of cute because i gave it to him when he was in the hospital at 15 months as alittle comfort gift he didnt become very attached to it since about 2, but since then he brings him everywhere, hes always in his hand, when he eats baby elmo is with him, at the doctors, shopping, when we go visit family or friends, when he goes to sleep sometimes i remember to put him in the bed with him sometimes i forget, if he realizes elmo is not with him he panicks and is like wheres baby elmo and goes to find him. i mean i think its natural to an extent, he is still a toddler, my DH is alittle concerned and doesnt like him to bring him in stores or restaurants, and my DS gets upset but then gets over it.
he comes to doctor appts and the pediatrician examines elmo too! lol
i know my pediatrician he wouldnt entertain it if he thought it was an issue
my DS is more than fine, ahead of his milestones, is good in school, is very social and all.
do you think i should be concerned, is this normal behavior?
Thanks in advance!