Why are cuddly stuffed animals important for both adults and children?

The stuffed animal is the child's favorite object of trust. It both protects and reassures them. A stuffed animal is not simply a toy but a faithful companion who will grow with the child and accompany them on all their adventures. It is suitable for all stages of development and often accompanies the child into adulthood! This article will allow us to understand its benefits for both children and adults.

The benefits of a stuffed animal for the child

Stuffed animals are toys that allow children to create their own world, their own space. They have a practical use in their daily life: they help them to fall asleep and to console themselves. They help to relieve tension, fear and also aid in development: they reassure the children, accompany them in their first steps, help them to understand their first experiences. A stuffed animal allows children to find their place in the world and gives them comfort.

It is more than a simple toy. A stuffed animal is an object of awakening that allows the child to develop and grow through his relationship with it. It is the link between the child and his parents, it is the first extension of the maternal body and a substitute when the parents are absent.

The benefits of a stuffed animal for the adult

We all had a stuffed animal as children - a stuffed animal, a toy, a piece of clothing or a rag. The importance of this object was to reassure us in times of fear or sadness. Even after childhood, many of us have kept our stuffed animal with us. Because even as adults, loveys are useful to us. Their presence helps us to feel better in difficult or stressful situations and also to relax.

Stuffed animals are also called "comfort objects" or "transition objects". They help us feel more secure as we move from one stage of life to another, or even from one job or home to another. According to Margaret Van Ackeren, a licensed therapist, "In most cases, adults sleep with childhood stuffed animals because it gives them a sense of security and reduces negative feelings, such as loneliness and anxiety. This sense of security is important when things change, helping us to navigate change more successfully.

Additionally, humans are social creatures and we suffer without the company of others. While loveys cannot completely replace the social role that other humans play in our lives, they can help alleviate feelings of loneliness and alienation, helping us cope with the modern interconnected and lonely world.

How to choose your stuffed animal

The lovey has a very important role in the development of the child as well as in the well-being of the adults. That's why it is necessary to choose the right stuffed animal! Here are some tips to help you make the right choice.

To choose the best lovey, look for stuffed animals made of quality materials, washable, fireproof and non-toxic. Make sure the toy is free of strings, removable parts and other choking hazards. Select a toy approved for your baby's age group.

Of course, choose a stuffed animal with a design that you like and that meets your expectations! It should correspond to your values, especially in terms of where it was made and its composition.

At Adada, our loveys are made from organic cotton knitted in France and certified OEKO TEX 100. Thus, they do not represent any danger for the child, being able to be cuddled or put in the mouth without any concern! The entire range of Adada stuffed animals meets the EN71-1, EN71-2 and EN71-3 standards. These strict European standards are applied to toys for children under 3 years old. They meet safety, design and flammability standards.

Adada stuffed animals have a chic and elegant design. Timeless and of high quality, they can accompany your child - and yourself - for many years and easily cross the times!