in a blankie

little ways to cope with stress ♡

➳ make silly faces in the mirror

➳ take a bubble bath

➳ pet a friendly puppy/kitten

➳ dance to your favorite song

➳ eat a rainbow of fruits (& veggies)

➳ take a long nap

➳ read some story books

➳ build a blankie fort then fill it with stuffies & fairy lights

➳ visit a toy store (or several)

➳ watch your favorite movies back to back
➳ give yourself a makeover
➳ color color color

➳ listen to lullabies or soft music

➳ do some yoga
➳ make snow angels

➳ pack a picnic
➳ cook some macaroni & cheese

➳ go on a long walk or scavenger hunt

➳ paint a picture frame or flower pot

➳ go to an animal/exotic bird sanctuary

➳ cuddle up with a bottle/binkie

➳ cry cry cry

➳ put together a puzzle

➳ eat a lollipop (or several)

➳ make a mobile with ribbon & paper
➳ bang together pots & pans

➳ build a block castle
➳ play dress up
➳ build a snowman

➳ go to an art/science museum

➳ bake cupcakes or cookies

➳ visit a candy shop (buy some sweets)

➳ make homemade hot cocoa

➳ brush your teeth & hair
➳ play cute online games

➳ buy a new toy or coloring book

➳ set goals then celebrate them

➳ watch funny youtube videos

➳ make a collage of cute photos for your wall
➳ set up a bird or chipmunk feeder
➳ stay in your jammies all day
➳ have a tea party with your stuffies
➳ make a new “imaginary” friend
➳ marathon your favorite cartoons

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one of my fave things is thinkin’ about what Sanrio mascots fictional characters would like… or which suit their personality best!

Noctis - Gudetama
Prompto - Keroppi
Ignis - Landry
Gladio - Badtz Maru

I was torn between PomPom Purin and Keroppi for Prompto but couldn’t figure out why? (Purin doesn’t suit him that well….) but then I realized– he does for baby Prompto! Prompom Purin~  (bonus!)

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In which Steve McGarrett is a tactile cuddlebug.  Bonus:

Bonus 2: 

Aftercare Ideas

Warm bubble bath
Ice packs
Cute bandaids on boo boos
Cuddles
Kisses
Praising your little
Soft blankies
Paci
Favorite movie/tv show
Snackies
Sweet talks
Naps
Hair brushing
Storytime
Favorite stuffie
Sippy or bottle with favorite drink
Soothing words
Coloring with your little


Feel free to add anything you’d like

Tips for Caringhearts! Or any caretaker of an age regressor

If you’re new to this whole “taking care of an age regressor” thing, you might be a little confused as to what to expect! Here’s a little guide of helpful suggestions I could come up with based on general age groups!

BABY AGE REGRESSORS
• very cuddly
• needs lots of naps
• might use diapers
• be gentle and soft with them please
• likes chewing on things
• feed them
• hold them
• may be very babbly or completely nonverbal
• might be calm or fussy
• pacis, bottles, teethers
• stuffies and blankies should be soft
• lullabies
• soft carpet or mats for crawlers
• not too loud or too bright please

TODDLER AGE REGRESSORS
• might be mischievous
• giggly
• cute clothes are necessary
• pacis and Sippy cups
• all the stuffies
• cute plates and eating utensils
• nap time might be harder to enforce
• makes messes if you don’t watch them
• lots of crayons
• cut up their food for them
• buckle their seat belt
• everything is a game
• Disney everything
• tickle fights
• brush their hair
• bubbles!
• tea parties
• there’s monsters in the closet
• piggy back rides
• imitates caregiver
• “I am a big kid!”
• needs help/reminding for brushing teeth, going to the bathroom, washing hands, etc.
• less baby talk, but uses simple sentences, may make small grammar or pronunciation mistakes
• they shouldn’t touch the sharp things!
• or hot things
• they will probably want to touch the hot things and the sharp things

LIL KIDDO AGE REGRESSORS
• more autonomous and can help you take care of them
• help pick out clothes
• tie shoes
• lots of questions “what’s that?” “Who’s that” “why?”
• watch lots of cartoons
• the character shaped food is always better
• thinks they can do everything by themselves but they still need help
• night lights
• play pretend
• wants to learn
• take fun trips to pool, park, zoo, etc.
• sings lots
• arts and crafts
• read with them
• chores
• hold hands to cross the street
• speech easy to understand but may be random and excitable, unrelated to what you were saying
• character t-shirts
• cute hair accessories, bracelets, etc.
• pillow forts

BIG KID AGE REGRESSORS
• wants to be more independent
• board games and card games
• video games and movies
• still needs bedtimes and curfews
• help cook meals
• give them little assignments
• needs to know you’re proud and you love them
• climbs trees
• can have more big kid conversations
• hang out and play with them
• write cute notes and stick in their lunch boxes
• help them make hard decisions but allow them some freedom
• might need to limit time with electronics
• sports and team games
• comic books/ magazines


Remember, this is just a list of suggestions. Every regressor is different, and you’ll have to get to know them personally. They may have qualities from each of these sections! If you’re ever unsure as to what your kiddo needs or wants from you as their carer, the best thing to do is to ask them! They may be unsure of what they want themselves. It can take time and experimenting, but together you can find what works for the both of you together.

aries: when you learned to respond to your name 
taurus: when you decided what blanky would be your comforter 
gemini: when you learned how to interact with people 
cancer: when you realised familiarity was your family 
leo: when you decided it was time to dress yourself 
virgo: when you learned how to put the puzzle pieces back together 
libra: when you figured out that life was not fair 
scorpio: when you decided to keep your first secret 
sagittarius: when you defiantly decided to run away 
capricorn: when you thought about what you wanted to be when you grew up
aquarius: when you started responding to everything with ‘why’
pisces: when you saw everything as magical 

Punishment No-No’s 🚫
  1. Taking away comfort items (pacis, stuffies, blankies, etc) You can take away something they enjoy (a game or toy) but never take away anything that keeps your little feeling safe and comfortable!
  2. Yelling! It scares littles and they probably won’t actually hear what you say! (Firm eye contact and whispering usually gets the point across better anyhow!)
  3. Excessive physical punishment! Anything past spankings or smacks on the wrists is a no no! Unless given permission, this crosses the line into abuse!
*edit* lots of people have mentioned IGNORING or being passive aggressive towards your little so I want to also mention that this isn’t okay either!!
Self Care Littles Edition!
  • Take a warm bubble bath or shower
  • Moisturize with a baby lotion or a lotion with a fun scent
  • Use cute lip balms like TsumTsums or other Lip Smacker products
  • Cuddle with your favorite stuffie
  • Take a nap with some stuffies and your favorite blankie
  • Change into some cute pjs, or an outfit that makes you feel little if you have to go out
  • Drink some water from your sippy or baba, if you use either of those
  • Take a few minutes to clean your pacis if you use one
  • If you haven't ate, eat some Dino nuggets, Mac and cheese, or any other non-candy food that you like
  • Color!
  • Take the evening off to cuddle up on the couch and watch cartoons
  • Do some quick stretches or yoga. You can motivate yourself with a reward if you need to!
  • Listen to bedtime stories online
  • Wear some fuzzy socks
  • And most importantly, try to relax!