Comfort Object / Security Blanket – Are They Good or Bad?

Wikipedia defines a comfort object or security blanket as an “item that provides psychological comfort, especially in unusual or unique situations, or at bedtime for small children”. Among toddlers, comfort objects may take the form of a blanket, a stuffed animal, or a favourite toy, and may be referred to by the terms blankey and lovey. For newborn baby, a security blanket is truly a godsend. It keeps baby warm,…