We’ve Been Interviewed by MSNBC.COM!
I knew the article had been published when my Inbox started filling up with requests for help finding all those lost lovies!
Melissa has written a very interesting article about the lengths that some parents go to in finding or replacing their child’s lost lovey, plus some insights into the psychology involved in these quests. She quotes some of our searchers, who gave her permission to use their stories.
Desperately seeking Lovey
By Melissa Dahl
updated 7:31 a.m. CT, Mon., Jan. 7, 2008
When a child loses a lovey, parents often stress as much as the owner of the precious toy, triggering frantic searches through the house, neighborhood and, in some cases, even cyberland.
There is a box on the right sideline of this article that may be useful to you who are searching for lost toys, as well:
Have you ever been on a quest to find a child’s lost toy? What lengths did you go to? Did you find it – or a replacement? How did the child react? Tell us your stories. Selected responses will be published.
You may want to write your request there, as well, if your story sounds like what they might want to publish.
Obviously, it’s going to take me a little while to get to all these new requests, but I will get to them just as quickly as one person can.
I want to thank Melissa publicly for linking to us in her article, and increasing the odds that each of our searching families will get help finding their lost lovies!!
I saw this article on MSNBC.com and knew I just had to ask–does anyone, anywhere, know where I can replace the “lovey” my son got when he was a baby. It would have been Easter 1991 and it is a small white bunny, 6-7″, with ears lined with pink satin, that was a premium with a purchase of Dunkin Donuts. I’d post a picture but no one would recognise what this looked like new after having been dragged around by my (now 17 yo) son for several years.
I would LOVE to have a replacement for this well-loved member of our family!
Use the Contact Us link so I can tell you how to send us a picture. You would be surprised at what people can find, bedraggled or not.
I just read about your site on MSNBC. I can sympathize with all the parents out there looking for loveys! I was searching for months for a duplicate lovey for my daughter after she nearly lost it on family outing. I was lucky enough to find an exact duplicate on ebay. I wish I would have found out about your site earlier for support! Best of luck to all other parents out there looking!
Thanks for stopping by, Regina. Maybe we can be of help in the future!