This snuggle buddy is great for newborn all the way through young child! The large size (29" by 29") makes for a very cute baby blanket to start...as the child grows he/she will still be able to snuggle with it!
A “lovey” is a cute word for a transitional object. During the first year, your child goes through a lot of changes. A transitional object is an item that stays constant; it doesn’t leave or change, and it helps children feel secure. It’s especially helpful for sleep because it’s always there when your child wakes up at night, changes nap schedules, or moves to a new bed. A lovey can be anything. It can be a blanket, a stuffed animal or a favorite toy, just as long as your child can form a bond with it, and it is safe to carry around. If you don’t intentionally introduce a lovely, chances are your child with develop a bond with an item anyway. Not every child needs a lovely, but some children benefit from it. (Taken from https://www.sleepingbaby.com/blogs/news/18496481-how-to-introduce-a-lovey)