The kids have always been great sleepers. Grace started sleeping through the night at eight weeks old and Frankie at just five weeks. We have always been strict with their nap and bedtime schedules, so much so that now they are like little clocks at bedtime.
Frankie, on the other hand, has really only ever wanted two things to sleep with; his yellow, fuzzy blanket and his blue Beany Baby bear, Blue Bear. When he was a baby, he would comfort himself by taking little bites out of the blanket. When I would move the crib to vacuum, there would be bits of yellow fleece on the floor. He would eventually fall asleep with the blanket covering his face. He could not fall sleep without it. Once I left it somewhere and he cried for two hours until Frank came back home with. He was so relieved to have it, he went right to sleep. (Side note: directly after that, I searched the internet until I found another yellow fuzzy blanket. I did not want to be in the situation again.) Since moving out of his crib and into his bed, he upgraded to a throw size fleece blanket. Again, he will not go to sleep without it. After his bath, he loves to go lay down (naked) on top of it. He says, "Mommy, this a warm". He loves to have the soft fleece up against his face. The boy loves his blanket.