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Koorababa and Teddy

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Ever heard of the word security blanket? I am not referring to the security blanket you get from a business deal or in a relationship. I am talking more of these specific type of behaviour that is find mostly in kids or sometimes even in adults. They say it’s psychological but most children overcome them when they grow up. Most of those who cling to these security blankets are those who does not have siblings or there are no other kids nearby to play with them. Some of them even resort to having their own imaginary friend.

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Thanks to Kelly Sikkema @kellysikkema for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁

My niece Xatia who is now 12 years old, once had an imaginary friend. She calls her friend “Koorababa”. Whenever she plays alone, she would always mention that name as her playmate. She was 2 years old that time when she created that friend and it was only when she started going to pre-school that she was able to let go and finally forgot about her Koorababa.

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Thanks to Preillumination SeTh @7seth for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁

As for the security blanket, most kids tend to cling to a specific item like a pillow, a toy, a clothing or also a specific blanket they don’t want to part with. When my daughter was still a toddler, I don`t remember her resorting to a comfort object. With my niece, Xatia, it was a stuffed toy kitten. She had it when she was a baby and she can’t sleep without clinging to it. For the past years, it became so dirty and rugged and we tried a lot of times to change it with a new toy, even a stuffed toy kitten that looked the same but still she wouldn’t let go of her old one.

We would wash that favorite toy of hers and she would always check from time to time if it’s already dry.


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Thanks to Luis Tosta @luis_tosta for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁

The second time I witnessed a child having a security blanket was with NJ, my husband’s 5 year old nephew. Unlike Xatia who let go of her Koorababa when she joined pre school, NJ hasn’t gone to school yet because of the ongoing pandemic. NJ has a stuffed teddy bear that he carries everywhere. He calls it Teddy. NJ also shares his food and feeds Teddy. Same thing with Xatia before, even if we gave NJ a new and nicer toy, he will always choose the worn out, torn but sewn Teddy.

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Thanks to Chris Hardy @chrishardyphotography for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁


For parents here, do you also have a child that has an imaginary friend or has a security blanket?

Lead image is mine. All other images were taken from unsplash.com


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Kwento ng asawa ng pinsan ko meron daw kinakausap anak nila minsan kapag naglalaro. Tapos biglang hiniritan ako na may 3rd eye daw anak nila. Hahaha. Takot ako. Minsan daw nagigising sa gabi may kinakausap. Eh that time graveyard asawa ng pinsan ko tapos doon ako natulog sa kwarto nila. Bale ako, pinsan ko tsaka yung anak nila sa room. Grabe yung takot ko nun. Hahaha. Pero baka naman imaginary friend lang din. Pero di ko naman kasi nakikita na may kinakausap mag-isa yung inaanak ko. Pero meron siya mga playmates yung mga pinsan niya din since lahat naman sila sama-sama sa isang bahay. Pwedeng may 3rd eye nga or imaginary friend.

May naalala akong vlogger sa security blanket na stuffed toy. Same feelings kapag nilalabhan yung stuffed toy niya.

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1 month ago

Nagcute met daytan!

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1 month ago

Tattak lang maamwan eta security blanket ate imaginary friend gayam pay hehhe diay kaanakak ate aso aso met ti kasarsarita na hehe

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1 month ago

Agpaysu nga aso? Or stuff toy nga aso?

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1 month ago

Stuff toy ate hehe

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1 month ago

Koorobba n bb yun si otter pero lagi nman nia nakakalimutan hahhaha

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1 month ago

Hehe meaning di sya ganun ka attach. Etong dalawang pamangkin ko na to pag di nila nadala at bigla naalala need mo balikan sa bahay

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1 month ago

Wen pero pag nakikita nia na nsa akin kinukuha hahaha ngem nu kua met ada lng jy suli or natinnAg en Hahha

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1 month ago

yep, experienced that imaginary friend with my nephew and nieces too :) and i think i have one imaginary friend too when i was younger, because i was always left alone in the house :)

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1 month ago

Hehe was it a toy or just something invisible you speak to?

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1 month ago

Naalala ko tuloy yung vloger sa Yt. May anak na ganyan.. Nilabhan nya yung fav toy ng anak.. Sobrang nag iiyak yung bata 🤣

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1 month ago

Hehe oo. Lahat ng bata na may security blanket kakaiba attachment nila

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1 month ago

My niece Ahjay did that when she was a toddler. She had a stuffed toy she would always carry around even when she goes to sleep. It's the first thing she remembers when she wakes up and would cry if she doesn't see it on her bed. She let go of it when she went to nursery school :)

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1 month ago

Yup, they usually let go once they get busy and meet new friends in school

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1 month ago

That's right sis :)

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1 month ago

We never experienced any child relative who had attachments to their toys. But I remember my younger sister had lots of toys that she often talks with until 8 years of age.

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1 month ago

Hmm. Most probably she has a favorite in one one of those toys

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