Our little one has never had a comforter or a favourite teddy that she cuddles when she’s feeling tired or unwell. Maybe it’s because we’ve never actively encouraged it or maybe it’s because she doesn’t have any teddies or dolls in her bed (“Beds are for sleeping in, not for playing in” I keep reminding myself, in a matronly manner. Lady Grantham eat your heart out.)
But all this has changed in the last few weeks and she has grown attached to something that she insists on clutching all night. It could be because she’s feeling the need for security after just making the transition from cot to bed (after hurling herself like an Olympic high jump athlete over the cot bars and on to the hard floor below, no less.)
The amusing thing though is that it’s not a blanket or a soft toy that she demands to cuddle close to her each night…. It’s a book. Roald Dahl’s Matilda to be precise (thankfully the paperback version – a little less ouchy when she squeezes it tight.)
Needless to say we’re relieved she chose such a fantastic book (imagine the embarrassment if she picked out my Nanny Pat autobiography as her comforter – I’d never live it down) but is this the strangest toddler comforter ever? Has your child attached themselves to something equally odd?