I have 2 young girls and both went trough the toddler years quite differently. My oldest daughter didn’t need anything specific to comfort her apart from me. However, my 2-years-old. She can’t sleep without her dummy and her favorite teddy bear. During the day, she is panicking if she can’t find her pacifier.
She needs what Donald Woods Winnicott called the transitional object, a product that provides psychological comfort especially in unusual or unique situations or at bedtime for small children
- Doudou et Compagnie Pink rabbit comforter
In his first months, the baby isn’t conscious of the limit of his body and doesn’t distinguish it with his mother. The mother responds to the infant needs without delay. He is under the illusion that he has an unlimited power and that he can get all his wishes satisfied.
When the baby starts to distinguish between “me”/ “not-me”, to become independent, he starts experimenting the frustration and anxiety.
The transitional object is often the 1st “not me” possession that belongs to the child – real object or even a melody or a word. This object is generally soft. It represents all components of “mothering” and helps the child to avoid anxiety when mummy is not here.
- Doudou et Compagnie rabbits comforters
This transitional phenomenon appears when baby is between 4 and 12 months old and should disappear at the age of 6. However it often doesn’t completely disappear by adulthood: the chocolate bar, the cigarettes, the mobile phone…All these things which make you feel better when you have them are adults comforters.
- Doudou et Compagnie sketches
Doudou et Compagnie was created 15 years ago near Paris. Designer Zora created for her daughter a comforter from a swaddling blanket by just adding a plush rabbit head. The “doudou” was born.
That was something completely new in a period when the stuffed Teddy Bears were so popular. Complete success in France, it’s now part of the French culture and “doudou” is now in the French dictionary and means comforter.
- Doudou et Compagnie drawings
The Doudou et Compagnie brand is synonymous with a distinctly French tradition. They offer a wonderful selection of original soft toys, perfectly adapted for babies. Comforters with nearly no filling, they are easy to grip, to chew and to put in a bag or a pocket.
All the “doudous” are presented in gift packaging for children to treasure.
- Original Comfort Blanket from Doudou et Compagnie comforter in its box
The simplicity of these soft toys doesn’t prevent them from innovating regularly.
In 2007, Organic Doudou: 100% organic fabric and stuffing of maize fibers
- Doudou et Compagnie Organic Teddy Bear
In 2009, inspired by a mother’s idea, they launched “Doudou Tattoo” so you could find your missing comforter with its tattoo.
In 2012, Angel comforters with handle to be carried on baby’s harm
- Doudou et Compagnie Angels with handle
Last innovation “les bouilles” Your little one can transform his comforter with a new face depending on his mood. Perfect to develop his imagination
- Doudou et Compagnie – Comforter “Les Bouilles”
Choice between 24 faces, 20 characters, 9 development toys = more than 1,000 possible combinations!
Babies just love them… You’ll see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFTFZcmdP-g
The French babies are so attached to their “doudou”, that the brand created a special service called SOS Doudou, if they were to lose their loved comforters.
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