My husband and I have been debating whether it’s okay to take away a kid’s lovey when all other warnings fail. As you can imagine from my previous posts, I fall squarely in the “no you can’t” camp. The lovey is a kid’s coping mechanism, that transitional object that is the half-step between you, the parent-as-salve, and the child’s ability to self-soothe. I believe in this to the core. But, while most madly in love with his dog blankie with a head (pictured in the far right corner of this picture), he sleeps with a menagerie of furry friends, as you can see here. He loves them all. If you subscribe to taking things away that matter when all else fails, where does one draw the line in terms of which “transitional objects” that one can reasonably take away? I’d love to hear your thoughts.