“A couple of weeks ago, I gave my 8-month-old daughter her first lovey—a little giraffe head attached to a small soft blanket body—which I put in her crib for her bedtime. This was a very big deal for me, because it means my baby is growing up, and getting to the age when she might benefit from a soft toy to snuggle.”

You can read all of my tips for introducing a lovey over at Kveller.com.