Why Children Love Their Security Blankets
Every parent of a young child knows how emotionally attached
children can become to a soft toy or blanket that they sleep with
every night. New research, published today in the international
journal Cognition, suggests that this might be because children
think the toy or blanket has a unique property or ‘essence’.
The phrase "security blanket"
was popularized in the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles
M. Schulz, who gave such a blanket to his character Linus van Pelt.
A popular name for a security blanket is "Blankie".
Another term is
"wubby", which was popularized by the 1983 film Mr. Mom.
Project Linus blankets comfort
autistic children in Tioga County
Oak Tree is a classroom of high functioning children with autism,
and they were thrilled with their blankets, cuddling up with them
during quiet times.
Lynchburg College Rett
syndrome, which affects 1 in 10,000-15,000 girls, is an X-linked
neurodevelopmental disorder. Affected girls usually develop
normally until 6-18 months of age.
According to a review of history by the International Rett
Syndrome Association (IRSA, ..... She may need a
security symbol, such as a
Symptoms usually appear at age 6 to 18 months. As in other autism
spectrum disorders, children withdraw socially. Unlike kids with
other autism disorders, Rett-syndrome children often begin constant,
compulsive hand wringing.
Psychology Today It's okay to carry that Blankie. Children who are attached to their
blankies seem to adjust better to anxiety-producing situations.
Alzheimer's Bedtime routines
... make sure security objects, such as a favourite blanket or
stuffed animal, are within easy reach.