But my goal is for him to stay in his bed for the whole night. I've gotten a taste for having my bed all to myself. LOL. So I've been hunting for a cuddle buddy. Sadly I wasn't impressed with some of the obvious choices. Many had music or sound attachments which I didn't like. I don't want my son depending on sounds to help him to sleep since that will cause a problem later. I hope he continues to go to sleep in a natural self soothing pattern.
I just wanted something that's soft and soothing so my son can transfer his need from me to it. During Blogher I came across Webkinz Jr Giraffe and fell in love. I thought he was just like my son, two different colors. LOL
Once home I named it "cheeky" and introduced it to my son. I worried he would reject it since he's not really a fan of stuff animals/toys. So anytime we did something that needed a cuddle I made sure to include "cheeky". So far the adjustment has been going good. My son hugs and kisses it and sorta sleeps with it if only for a few minutes. But I'm ok with that since it's a start towards him transfering his cuddle need from me to "cheeky". And then I can have my bed completely to myself. Hopefully.