Monday, February 22, 2010

A Product I Love-Comfort Silkie

Comfort Silkie
I was given this blanket as a gift. Since I’m a blanket person myself (slept with my blankie all the way through college), I was super excited for Adelaide to have one of her own. What I like about this blanket is that it is tiny (14 in x 18 in), perfectly sized for a baby. I’m not concerned about leaving it with her either, because it’s fabrics are breathable.

I basically wanted to find her a “lovie,” so that she’d have something to take with her to the babysitter’s house. This was probably more for my comfort than hers at this point.  Our Parents As Teachers Educator told me that research has shown children who have a lovie, handle new situations and transitions better. I’ve looked for the actual research or citation in regards to this, but I haven’t found it. However, I trust our PAT educator, I don’t think she’d make stuff up.

My daughter is only 4 months old, so this won’t be like Linus’s blanket yet. But, I did want it to at least smell like home. I snuggle with it while she nurses, so that it picks up my scent. I also buckle it in with her in the car seat since she’s not a fan of confinement. The truth is that I do not know if it provides comfort since she is only four months old, but using it makes me feel better. As she grows, I hope this will be something that she can snuggle with when she needs some reassurance.

This blanket comes in many colors. It is made of flannel on one side and satin on the other. If you order from the company, you can have it embroidered too. I think this is a great baby gift for someone.
With the Comfort Silkie on her way to the Babysitter's house for the first time.

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post.  This item was purchased by a friend and given to me as a gift.

1 comment:

  1. We have a "lovie" for Roan too and I've been trying to get him attached to it. So far it hasn't been working out too great, he doesn't seem to care about it, but I'm hoping in time he will. I also have a blanket he takes with him to the sitters for naps and I think that works wonders. He doesn't usually have a hard time going down for naps at other people's houses. I don't know if it's because of the blanket or not, but I'm going to keep using it.

    How did you get in to Parents As Teachers? We are on a waiting list and were told it would take a few months before we can have a visit. It must be because of where we live. I'm excited to use this resource though when it is available. What do you think about it so far?

    By the way this is Jodie, not Aaron. It didn't give me an option to put in my name.


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