Cuddly Yellow Fleece on Gray Elephants Lovey
Incredibly soft and cuddly to the touch our Elephant Baby Lovey are mom’s popular choice as a security blanket perfectly sized for baby to cuddle.
Quality crafted of plush, durable fabric this sweet baby lovey will last years — from infant to toddler.
What is a Lovey?
A lovey is any item that a child bonds with in order to feel comforted and secure. Our lovey is a soft, cloth “blankie” meant for kids to cuddle up to and sleep with. Similar to a stuffed animal.
- Convenient carry-size that won’t drag on the floor (or trip baby!) like larger sizes
- Great for car rides, trips to Grandma’s or travel, when a “full-size” blanket is not necessary
- Imported materials
Proudly made in the USA with imported fabric.
|Blanket Dimensions||Approx. 21 inches X 21 inches|
|Care Instructions||Our blankets are machine washable. We recommend a gentle wash cycle (warm or cold) and tumble dry low heat.|
|Trim||Folded 1-2 inch edge|
|Material Type||Inside: 100% Polyester Nursery Flannel
Outside: 100% Polyester Fleece
Baby Lovey – How To Introduce A Lovey
Make your lovey smell like Mama
Scent is a powerful soother. To create the illusion of a good snuggle. Have mom wear the lovey in her bra (another reason not to choose a large blanket!) or against her skin for an hour or so before you give it to your baby for the first time. “You only have to do this once and it will help your baby become attached” says Dr. Barnett.
Keep the lovey for sleep
To make your baby’s lovey a special comfort object and not just another toy, it’s important to reserve the lovey for sleep. You can make the lovey a part of your baby’s nighttime or nap routine if you choose, otherwise, it should stay in the crib or wherever your baby sleeps. According to Dr. Barnett, this is the best way to form a strong sleep association. If you’re expecting your baby to fall asleep outside of their crib (in the car, in the stroller, on a plane), you can give it to them then as well. Once the lovey is a constant in your baby’s sleep routine, it can make transitions like travel or learning a new skill a little easier.
Baby lovey backup
If you can, have a spare lovey in case of emergency (or eventual disintegration). Swap the two regularly so your baby can’t tell the difference. Since babies are sensitive to changes in texture and smell, there’s less chance of a protest if both lovies have been equally adored. It can also help to wash your baby’s lovey frequently. If they’re used to a lovey that’s on the cleaner side, a regular bath shouldn’t be disruptive.
Give it time
It may take a while for your baby to love their lovey, and that’s okay. “Over the course of a few weeks, they will start to find their lovey and use it in a way that’s unique to them” says Dr. Barnett. It’s important to note some babies will not bond with a lovey at all and that’s okay, too! Your baby will find their own way to relax and fall asleep.