I agree. The separation needs to be gentle. My girls had unusual lovies! Don't tell them I told you! "A" had a clump of toddler socks she referred to as GOCKIES and "M" still has FRINGY (a knit square with fringes on all 4 edges, now worn and tattered beyond recognition). My girls were so attached to their lovies that I recently launched DreamMeUp which creates personalized books starring a child's very own lovey! DreamMeUp celebrates and animates the special bond between a child and her lovey...preserving a little piece of childhood! So when it is time to distance your child from his or her cuddly friend, our books might just help your child make the separation. Enjoy!