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Why Transitional Objects Are Important To A Kid’s Development

A transitional object is something – a stuffed animal, blanket, or toy – that kids between the ages of 6 months and 1 year use to relieve the stress of independence from their mothers. The object symbolizes security and stability as they get comfortable with the idea of being alone or with new people. You want to encourage this, or risk the kid making you the transitional object, which is awkward for everyone.