If your wee one's lovey deserves a spot on the trophy shelf, but neither of you can bear the thought of parting with it, consider hanging it in a place of honor on the wall. We're not suggesting that you give it up quite yet (just remember – your child will not be carrying it down the aisle on his wedding day), but that you have a picture of the prized position painted for the nursery. Custom Toy Portraits uses photos of favorite toys and stuffed animals to create one-of-a-kind oil on canvas paintings that add a unique finishing touch to any child's room. In just two week's time, artist Jennifer Maher can convert photos of beloved objects into beautiful artwork. So even when your tyke is ready to retire his trusted friend, he can always turn to a hand-painted version to calm his middle of the night fears.
Put a frame on it! A lovey has a special place in both yours and your lil one's hearts. For your tot, it is a comfort to help him get through a rough night or a bad fall. For you, it is a transitional object that can be easily grabbed to calm an upset child.