Both of my girls have to have their blankies when going to bed, traveling anywhere, or if we go over to someone's house. We don't bring them into stores and it doesn't go to school with LO1 but they have them around a lot, they definitely don't stay in their beds when they are up. It doesn't bother me though, I actually had a blanket until I was...we will just say old. I have no intention of making them ever give it up, since it comforts them so much!