Sorry about all my baby crafts lately. I just can't help myself.
Anyway, have you seen those Wubbanubs that they sell for babies? Basically, it's just a stuffed animal sewn to a binky and sold for $16. I used to think they were the most ridiculous thing in the entire world. Like, it blew my mind that people actually bought them (no offense to you Wubbanub lovas. I have since converted).
Then, I bought my cutie girl a stuffed animal caterpillar at the dollar store. She was eyeing it like crazy, and I couldn't say no (I know, I know. I need to get that under control by the time she actually REALLY wants something! I'm in trouble)...So, we snatched it up and it has been her favorite toy ever since.
She cuddles that thing all the time when she's awake. She talks to it, chews on it, and even laughs hysterically at it. I also noticed that she would bring it close to her face and cuddle it while sucking on a binky. I think that cuddling while sucking really helps her feel safe. It's adorable.
So anyway, now that I've told you (almost) our whole life story--I'll let you know that I decided to sew that little caterpillar to one of her binkies. Best decision I've ever made. It seriously took me three minutes, tops to finish this. And, she loves it so much. Perfect!
**Don't worry all you safety police out there (I'm a member of that club!), she never sleeps with this and I am always keeping a close eye on her whenever caterpillar man is around.