My son sucks his thumb with a blanket. My daughter has started to suck her thumb, so we wanted to get her a blanket she loved. I wasn't having any success, until I realized she liked stringy things and silky things. So I bought some tricot and sewed ribbons coming off of it. I made two she loves them when she is tired, especially the ribbon. Yes I know its ugly, and it will only get uglier in time.