Edited to add:  Emma told me this morning matter-of-factly that “Seahorse is NOT a boy – he is a girl.”  Apparently we just have the he/she his/hers mixed up.  ;-)

Emma has had one of these Fisher Price Glow Seahorses ever since she was born.

You squeeze his tummy and it glows and plays a few different lullabies. She has had it so long now that she can’t imagine life without it – it goes with her everywhere.

She treats him like her little baby – she doesn’t play with dolls but if she did she’d treat it like she does this guy.  She rocks him, feeds him, kisses his owies, and pushes him in a stroller.  It’s so cute!

I’d like to say that we have the same seahorse that she had when she was a baby, but it’s not true… this is actually seahorse #4.  Or is it #5?  I don’t know, but things kept happening that caused me to send a text like this to my husband,

“Please bring home another seahorse with you or life as we know it will fall apart.”

Things like the screws that opened the battery cap became stripped (really frustrating when you’re trying to change the batteries before bedtime) or the music box inside just broke.

Yes, I sometimes wish she wasn’t so attached to something that requires batteries. You can bet we spend a lot of money on AA batteries.

One time I had to wash the plush outside (the seahorse itself) after it came in contact with something gross and there was MUCH wailing and gnashing of teeth until the evil washer released it.  The need for cleanliness can be very frustrating for a 3-year-old.

I really hope that Fisher Price never stops making these, because I’m sure we’ll have to be making at least one more trip to the store for a replacement!

Here’s a sweet video of Emma as a baby with the first seahorse:

 

Does your child have a special irreplaceable toy or blanket?


 

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6 Responses to Does Your Child Have a Lovey or Security Blanket? (Emma Does!)

  • Yes, too bad she’s attached to something that requires batteries! Luckily, my grandson has recently formed an attachment to a stuffed animal named Buddy. He looks like a Fox Terrier and is about the same size as a real dog. It’s funny because he demands that Buddy sleeps with him in the crib-turned-toddler bed and there isn’t much space for both of them!

  • We have one of those too, but Bryson was never really interested in it. When I was pregnant with Bryson, three different people bought me the exact same blue blanket for him. I thought “what am I going to do with three of these?” but I never returned any of them. Good thing too! He has to have his “blue blankets” if he is ever hurt and when he goes to bed. He drags them all over the house and I have to fight him to wash them. He has to have two of them at home and he keeps one at his Gangan’s where he stays every couple weeks.

    • Haha, well be happy – having to replace the batteries all the time is annoying! :) Blankets are better security loveys. But that’s so funny about his three blankets! Does he want them both all the time to sleep with?

  • We didn’t have one of these for AppleBlossom, she has purple monkeys (Beanie Boo Blueberry) and purple babbies (rit dyed gerber flat fold diapers). However, we were given one of these for OrangeBlossom and now they both love it. OB not so opinionated as AB at this point, but she calms right down when AB turns it on for her.

  • During 2nd grade my son was given a Donald duck stuff toy by his aunt, he was reluctant to have it at first until he get used to it and every time he has done some mischievous thing he always look for it and embrace it, we observe that he always look for it when he has tantrums, fever and annoyed. Now that he is in college he still have Donald in his study table.

  • No loveys here…at least not for the older three. Jaxon still has time to become attached to something, I guess.

    I love the little seahorse – I wanted to get one for Jaxon when he was little and just never got around to it. It always looked like it would be great for bedtime.

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