Growing up, I had a favourite blanket named Blue Pink (although it was actually more green and not very blue or pink). It had a flannel-like feel and I literally rubbed the flannel away. I still have it somewhere and I’ll be dammed if I’ll ever throw it away. Blue Pink and I are together for life.
Most kids will have a lovie or something that they cuddle and sleep with. We wanted to encourage Missy Moo to have such an object because it can help with self soothing.
This is Bunny.
Bunny is very important. He has a couple of tags still attached that apparently are very tasty (this is entirely my child’s observation, I have yet to see for myself). He’s soft and cuddly and we have a pacifier (nummy) that’s attached to him with a clip made by our talented friend Christina. Check out her Etsy shop!
I have a secret. We actually have two bunnies. But we really need at least one more. If we ever lose one, there could be trouble.
Normally, Bunny lives in the crib, but often goes out for trips in the car (he really loves the car). But he doesn’t come out and play during the day (he’s a bit shy around others).
Yet sometimes that’s not always avoidable…
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been struggling with naps and bedtime. Apparently sleep is so not cool with the kids these days. Little miss actually gets quite mad. It’s pretty funny and I can’t help but laugh when I see her stomping in her crib.
But that’s caused poor Bunny to be the receiver of our daughter’s wrath. She will literally swing Bunny around while holding onto the nummy. She’ll toss him to the other side of her crib and then crawl over and get him.
Most recently she’s been actually throwing Bunny out of her crib. Once this happens, she’s even more upset because now she’s all alone. I’ve even gone so far as to give her one Bunny and then poke the second one in a back corner of the crib… but she’s caught on to that and will often toss the back up Bunny before evicting the one she’s holding.
A few days ago when attempting to have her nap, I gave her Bunny like always and took a blanket bear that’s a similar concept to Bunny. It didn’t go well…
It seems that both Bunny and the bear have big heads that do not easily slip between the bars of the crib. Poor, poor Bunny.
If you have seen a Bunny like ours, please let me know. I’m trying to track down one that’s exactly the same. The brand is Blankets and Beyond for Carter. He does not have a rattle inside his head and his blanket is pink and his head is white with pink on the underside of his ears.
We have a couple blanket bunnies that are similar, but I would really, really like to get another exact copy.