When you were little did you have a security item? I did. She was a pink bean doll who I named Pink Baby (original eh?). Pink Baby was my best friend. She helped me sleep at night, she provided me comfort when I was scared and she was the best secret keeper. To this day, when I come across Pink Baby hidden on the top shelf of my closet, I get a sense of calm and security.
Why do kids form attachments to blankets and stuff toys?
Studies show that up to 70% of young children develop strong attachments to objects such as toys or blankets. This usually occurs before their first birthday and peaks half way through their second year. Children become emotionally attached to cuddly toys and blankets because they believe they possess a unique essence or special quality. This object becomes a sense of security as a toddler experience the world around them and comforts them when they are faced with uneasy circumstances (i.e. the dark, a babysitter, etc.).
My Kids and their Blankies
All of my children (especially my DD2) have found security in the form of a blanket. Their blankets are soft to the touch and are often rubbed against the side of their face for comfort. Unfortunately, my DD2 feel in love with a beautiful WHITE blanket that her aunt gave her the day she was born. Although this blanket is beautiful, being white, I don’t allow it to travel too far from bed. As a result, I am constantly on the hunt for a temporary replacement that can accompany DD2 when were are forced to miss nap time or taking a long car ride.
Sun 7 Designs is a unique, one of a kind, personalized baby blanket that began. After designing and sewing blankets for years, a friend suggested that Valery start selling her blankets. Retiring from the corporate world, Valery put her heart and soul in her products, creating a loving keepsake babies are sure to treasure.
When I was asked to review their personalized baby blanket I was hopeful that this blanket would fill the void where many have failed in the past. I don’t know if it was birthday magic (it arrived in the mail on her birthday) or if it is the love that is put into every blanket made, but Sun 7 Design‘s blanket was love at first sight!
My favourite part of Sun 7 Design is the choices you are allotted to make the blanket personal and the handmade factor. The combination of the two ensures that your child has a personalized, one-of-a-kind blanket! You choose the fabric colours, the design and add the option of personalization and Valerie creates gorgeous blanket. They are just the right size to snuggle up with or carry around, making it the ideal blanket for trips in the car or walks in the stroller. Being handmade, I was worried that it might not stand up to the wear and tear a child can place on a favourite object. Sun 7 designs impressed me again! The double stitching and careful attention to detail, reassures me that this “lovie” will be around for a long time!
Love, Well Made, Unique and Personalized!
WE have found a winner!