Day 11 – All I Want for Christmas is… SLEEP! Enter to WIN!

Pam’s 12 Days of Christmas:

Giveaway – Day 11

 

WIN A $25 AMAZON.CA GIFT CARD FOR A LOVEY!

My, oh my, oh my! I get to talk about one of my favourite subjects of ALL TIME today. The magic of the Lovey!

It is simply going to make your heart burst with joy when you see your little one wrapped around their small stuffed animal or cuddle blanket, peacefully sleeping in their cribs. Trust me on this. It is one of the best things in the entire world!

The stories I have heard over the past seven years are what fuels my soul and passion. They make my heart burst with joy. If we were ever locked in a room, I would talk your ear off with lovey story after lovey story after lovey story after lovey story.

Can your little one be a good sleeper without one? Sure, they can. They do not need a small stuffed animal or cuddle blanket to sleep with, but it sure makes it easier for them to sleep in strange environments. By having a sleep sack (more info HERE) and their lovey with you at all times, you will not fear putting them down at Grandma’s house or at the gym while working out or at your local church during a service.

 

The technical term for a lovey is a transitional object. You can learn more HERE.

To help your little one get easily attached to their new lovey, you should incorporate them as part of your nightly bedtime ritual and nap ritual. Have the lovey there as you dress your child for bed after their bath. If you are a goofy parent like me, have the lovey read the bedtime story and sing the song. This way, your child will learn – ahhh … I get it, I am about to go from Point A – Awake to Point B – Asleep. My lovey will help me take that journey and it’s all about love, comfort, security, sleep and will remind me of my parents. I am safe and I am secure.

Hmmm … you might be wondering: Is that Ok? Will they get HEALTHY sleep with a lovey? The answer is YES they will, unlike a soother or a pacifier. Loveys are actually a positive sleep association tool.  You can read more here: Soother or Thumb? and FAQ. 

 

This is one of my all time favourite stories of a little boy I worked with and his new sleeping buddy, that they affectionately called Toothpick. Within a week, Mateo was happily going to bed every night and he loved brushing his teddy’s teeth. So incredibly cute! Dad had never been keen on bedtime because his son just wanted Mommy and to be breastfed to sleep. Now he was having a blast chasing his son to bed, having wrestling matches and reading bedtime stories. Bedtime transformed from the worst time of the day to the BEST time of the day. Wait a minute Pam … did you really say “chase me games and wrestling matches before bed”? Yep. I sure did. You can read more here: Make Bedtime Fun! and My Philosophy.

 

 

 

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Here’s to GREAT sleep! Please make sure to post pictures of your munchkins with their loveys on our Facebook Page or on Instagram with the #pamneasesleep. It really does melt all of our hearts!

To ENTER, please tell us what is your child’s special Lovey? If you don’t have one yet, what will you choose for them? Or did you have a lovey as a child?

Good luck!

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33 thoughts on “Day 11 – All I Want for Christmas is… SLEEP! Enter to WIN!”

  1. We have a little stuffed penguin we call stinky penguin who is part of our nap and bedtime routine and has been for nearly a month… but he doesn’t seem to be helping with sleep… yet! But I refuse to give up 😊

  2. We have one of those little blankets with a stuffy head attached…..made of breathable fabric from Aden + Anais. Would love to get a double!

  3. Yes! Please make sure your lovey is safe. The little boy pictured was about a year and half old when he learned to sleep so Toothpick was appropriate. Love breathable muzzlin small blankets for infants.

  4. My daughter’s favorite lovey is a tag blanket. There is even a particular tag that she rubs just above her lip to go to sleep. I got one made for my son but I don’t know if just one will hold up the test of time.

  5. I found this adorable little owl/mini blankie that I hope my son adores as much as I do. My niece (8) also lovingly bought him a bunny (just like hers) that I’d be more than happy to have as his lovey. Ultimately, it will be his decision on what he loves the most. 😊

  6. My lovey as a child was a small blankie that I called me. Silky. It became tattered and torn and was repaired so many times. My daughters lovey is a smal blanket square with a stuffed elephant head. I need to buy three more of the exact same one in case we ever lose it!

  7. Me son has one that stays in the crib we say good night to it. I’m SO forgetful I would it 100x over so that’s just how we’ve done it.

  8. My daughters lovey is a well loved pink giraffe named ‘Buddy’. We are currently looking for a lovey for her little brother. And I agree to have more than one. Buddy is a one of a kind that we can’t replace.

  9. Our son loves his blanket. Its one of the muslin blankets. He has a bunch so we can wash them but he rubs it on his face until he falls asleep.

  10. Our son loves his muslin blanket.. he only uses it to fall asleep but we got it because when he was young it was a breathable blanket

  11. When I was a baby my dad brought me home a beat from his travels for work and that bear never left my side! I couldn’t sleep without him, I took him to teddy bear picnics, and now even have him in MY babies room as part of her lovey collection!

  12. I wished he would take his lovey, I put it next to him every nap, but no interest yet, I guess he is still to young, its super cute with a little bunny attached

  13. My daughter still covets her Jellycat stuff bunny named….”bunny”. Bunny was once a super soft bunny but has been washed numerous times to the point where my husband and I are fearful of the day something happens to bunny. He goes everywhere with our daughter and sleeps with her every night. Loveys are wonderful.

  14. We have a little pink bunny. I had no idea until we hired Pam, that little lovies were so critical and important to the process:)

  15. My sons davieite lovey is a stuffed dog named Patch. I had to buy the entire store out to make sure patch will always be around 🙂

  16. My sons favorite lovey is a stuffed dog named Patch. I had to buy the entire store out to make sure patch will always be around 🙂

  17. I had a favourite blanket as a child that I loved and took with me many places. It had silky ribbon around the edges. This blanket was such a comfort to me.

  18. My oldest son has a little lamb lovey that is named ‘lamby’. He doesn’t go anywhere with out it. We own 3 lambies! still hunting for that special lovey for our youngest boy.

  19. His lovey is this really soft monkey blanket I found at TJ Maxx. When I realized hoe important it became to him, I rushed back and bought the last two so I can rotate them through the wash without a meltdown, lol!

  20. Little man has a blanket with a little monster head. He doesn’t seem to be attached to it yet tho. My daughter used to suck on her loveys – gave them up when she was just over 2 and now sleeps with a myriad of stuffies haha

  21. My toddlers lovey is a small white bunny. It is SO loved. We’ve tried buying replicas because this bunny will. It last forever ! She wants nothing to do with any but the original!

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