The idea for Taggies came from two Moms who noticed how much their little ones liked to twiddle or rub the satin edges of blankets and the tags on toys and clothes. Little ones do this for comfort and reassurance and when they are drifting off to sleep. They also do so as part of the way they explore the world around them, feeling new textures and shapes. Most of us are familiar with perhaps the most famous little person who had a ‘security blanket’ – Linus from the ‘Peanuts’ cartoons.
Scientific studies have proven that children who have such a ‘security blanket’ are able to use it as a ‘confidence booster’. It enables them to be more confident in new situations like starting at nursery or kindergarten. This psychological benefit is widely reported on and is certainly borne out in my own experience as a Mom and GrandMom!
There is now a very wide range of Taggies products on the market. Little Taggies blankets are perhaps my favourite for a little one. Each blanket is 12″ square and has twenty different tags sewn round the edges. All taggie blankets are wonderfully soft and comforting next to baby’s skin and are quick to wash and dry too.
I also love the range called ‘Take A Long Taggies’. These are cleverly designed with a teething ring that doubles as a clip to fix the toy to stroller or car seat. There are also big taggies blankets and a whole range of toys that have squeaks or rattles inside. My favourite has to be the elephant which is just so much fun!
A Taggies Blanket or toy makes a wonderful gift for a newborn. It is nice to think that a little gift like that could be so special to a little one and the thing he snuggles up with every night. I found all the Taggies range online on sale for great prices so they are easy to find and lightweight so the postage is not expensive.