Sleep experts often recommend giving baby a “transitional object”—better known as a lovey, security blanket, or cuddle cloth—as they learn to soothe themselves to dreamland. There are lots of adorable ones out there. Here are a few of my favorites.
Lovies & Cuddle Cloths (Pictured)
- Liewood Agnete Soother
- Liewood Milo Soother
- Fabelab Cuddle Animals & Dolls
- Numero 74 Star Comforter
- West Elm / Pottery Barn Kids Animal Thumbies
More Lovies & Cuddle Cloths
- Cam Cam Organic Cotton Cuddle Cloth
- Liewood Teether Cuddle Cloth
- Jellycat Security Blanket
- Mary Meyer Lovey
Stuffed Lovies (Curated Shops)
P.S. If you're concerned about safe sleep, the AAP technically recommends babies do NOT sleep with lovies until they are at least one year old. Ignore their recommendation at your own risk of course, but many find introducing a small lovey around six months (often coinciding with sleep training) works wonders. Once baby can roll over and grasp objects expertly, a small lovey is not likely to be a hazard and is something many parents confidently give their babies.