Yes. Well, kind of. I made some homemade blankets with the silky ribbon around them. I keep them with him all the time. Nursing, sleeping, in the car, at the store. I have some smaller ones for when he's in the crib but usually he's in the swing so I'm not worried about him putting it over his face. My reason for a lovey is just from my experience with my own and other kids. Both my daughters sucked something. DD1 sucked her fingers, DD2 sucked her blankie (burp rags I used). DD1 also had blankies (burp rags). DS1 had nothing. It was hard. He was fairly sick. Allergic colitis. Lots of screaming. Anemic by 6 mths. BAD separation anxiety. Nothing soothed him. I needed a break sometimes and there was nothing to help him. I finally kind of forced a cotton blanket on him. He still sleeps with those and they did end up helping soothe him by around age 2. I decided to give DS2 a pacifier. We started from day 1. No luck. I've tried every kind I can find. He just doesn't like them. AT ALL. SO, I've done the blankets. For me, I need them to have something that helps when I can't be with them. I co-sleep. I rarely am away from him. But, when I am, I want something familiar there. I work in the church nursery and have for several years. I've done daycare. I've nannied. I've just found that, most of the time, it helps kids to adjust when they have something to help them. Some kids seem to do fine without anything, but not many. Some kids don't mind whose it is or where it came from-a stuffed animal, a blanket, etc. But, I like having one that he always has, anywhere and everywhere, and I've made several so that if one gets lost it's okay. If ones dirty, no problem. But, all this said, to each his own. Every family is different. Every child is different. Do whatever works for you.