Before Scarlett was born among the many parenting/feeding/sleeping books I read, I found some advice about comfort items – buy two. I diligently ordered two Keptin Jnr bunnies and placed one next to her head from the moment she was born.
Every sleep I would nuzzle it up next to her. It seemed futile for such a long time, but by about 9 months, she started to hold it in her hand when she slept. She would caress it as she fell asleep, flip it about when she woke up and it soon became a trusted companion.
To this day she still takes it to bed. If she were allowed she would carry it around all day and take it everywhere. She simply loves it.