Nicolaus has a Buddy. Not a blankie or a lovey...those terms just didn't sem to fit the little guy he has latched onto and frankly seemed a little feminine. So Nicolaus has a Buddy. I spied him one day after a nap having pulled this hybrid chipmunk stuffed animal-blanket through the bars on his crib from a bin I have full of blankets on his floor. He held him up in the air, spoke something very kind to "him" and gave him a hug. He has gone to bed with his Buddy every night since. I have to search the web for another in case he gets really attached.