23.6.12

Pretty.Little.Things. -Calming Comforters

I just had to link up to Pretty. Little. Things today, hosted on Hollybobb's lovely blog this week, because their theme is calming comforters. Those of you who follow me on Instagram and Twitter, may know that we recently decided to clone little E's comforter so the theme was quite appropriate.

About a month ago my darling daughter decided that a dummy was no longer for her. She threw it away one day and refused to take it back. Isn't this what all parents dream of, a child who just gives up her dummy, without protest or the need to resort to bribery or trickery? Absolutely! Except she then needed to learn to send herself to sleep sans dummy......

Which is where Doudou stepped in.

No I'm not talking those nasty little surprises left on the pavement by irresponsible dog owners

Doudou is actually a toy bunny, and a very comforting one apparently.



It was pretty much love at first sight and Doudou was the only toy E would respond to as a tiny baby.A friend bought Doudou as a gift for little E from France when she was teeny. Doudou is the French word for a comforter and this little bunny has a big tag on it's botty with this written on it, and so the name just stuck.


The love between Doudou and little E has grown over the months, right now she will not be without it and Doudou comes with us wherever we go. She even crawls around the floor with doudou in her mouth, mimicking our dogs. 


Unfortunately Doudou started to develop a certain Eau de Mould and whenever he went in the wash, all hell broke loose. So, I decided it was time to clone Doudou, to avoid distress and just in case he ever got lost.






Have any of you cloned your child's comforter?






p.s. For more pretty little things, check out Love From Mummy and Hollybobb's fantastic blogs 





8 comments

  1. My son has his giraffe, it doesn't look much like a giraffe, it's one of those square things with a head and feet. My brother bought it when he was born. When it became apparent that giraffe was the comforter of choice we searched everywhere to get a second one! You could still buy him but they had redesigned it so it looked different, luckily we were able to get hold of the last one in the old design from the company! Giraffe only leaves the house if we are staying overnight somewhere but it has been invaluable to have two, especially if one gets dirty in the night.

    We bought a similar thing for my daughter when she was born, it's a pink teddy square thing. We bought two straight away!

    Giraffe used to live in the airing cupboard during the day when my son was a baby because he was always soggy after being sucked on all night.

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    1. That's so sweet that they have matching comforters!

      Giraffe sounds very like Doudou. The clone that I found was the last one available on amazon, I'm just crossing my finges that we never lose one!!Doudou is also pretty soggy most of the time after having his ears chewed at night!

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  2. Resorting to scientific means for your children is certainly very impressive! I hope your efforts were appreciated! ;) thanks for linking up x

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    1. The Clone is a great substitute but nothing beats the original!!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, looking forward to next week's theme :)

      x

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  3. We have a cloned Donald duck - just don't do like I did and buy a limited edition that then turns into a favourite x

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    1. Oh no! at least you have one spare! I'm seriously considering getting a third clone, if I can find one....
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  4. Aw that first picture is a stunning shot, she looks so at peace with her DouDou! And show me a mother that hasn't cloned a comforter, lol, Riley has 3 muslin blankets so i can be sure he's never without one! Thanks for linking up lovely xxx

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    1. Soooo clever of you to have a muslin as a comforter :)

      I'm so happy that we won this week's Pretty. Little. Things and am thinking up next week's post as I type!!!

      xxxx

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