When Should Toddlers Stop Taking Pacifiers, Blankets, and Other Security Objects to Child Care?

Pacifier

Many young children bring pacifiers, blankets, stuffed animals and other security objects to child care. Objects like pacifiers can provide comfort when a child is feeling insecure. And they can help children make the transition between home and child care.

Many parents and child care providers wonder when children should stop taking the blanket or pacifier to child care. There‚Äôs no hard and fast rule. Some children are ready to give up their security objects by age 2 or 3. …