"My daughter is two. I've just popped in to check she's still wearing her nappy, and found her asleep clutching an arm band.
This tends to be a nightly thing for her. I've found various things including her potty, a fireman's helmet, a dog brush, a bottle of shampoo, and an umbrella."
"Mine has gone to bed cuddling a cherry tomato before."
"My daughter used to take an empty bubble bath container (test tube-shaped and
covered in glitter) to bed. It was her sister, apparently.
She was called Claudia."
"My son got rather attached to some boil-in-the-bag basmati rice that ended up in
bed with him on more than one occasion. He loved that bag of rice. It went
everywhere with him for a while, until he took it in the bath. RIP
"My daughter has taken a small silk bag with a random assortment of Barbie shoes to bed with her tonight, along with her tooth. She reckons the tooth fairy might give her more money in exchange for the shoes."
"An acquaintance of mine has a son who used to take a pet
cabbage to bed every night. She used to have to slip in while he was asleep
and change it for a fresh one every so often."
"My son is currently snuggled up to a clean Cars pull-up nappy, which he informs
me is in fact a bag of sweets. Its name is Sweetie Car. If I've been a good mummy I get offered an imaginary sweet
"Mine takes a pet rock to bed with him. The rock's name is Bob
and he wears a smart ribbon round his middle during the day, which
is apparently when he goes to work."
"My son has a bicycle pump that he adores. We call it Pumpy."
"Mumsnet would be horrified by my toddler: he's obsessed with