Sarah's sweet idea for reusing old (but still silky) slips and nighties works for any nicely-textured fabric you've got sitting around:
Old slip? Don't trash it…wash it and then give it to your child as a comfort blankie. My son loves textures and especially likes the soft material to rub against his cheek while falling asleep.
Or…cut it into a square and use it as a hanky–my son's little nose will appreciate this. Just wash it and use it again. (I just thought of this one–since we are all suffering from spring allergies.)
I LOVE this idea. My kids are both texture hounds, and yet it's easy to forget about the simple tactile pleasure kids get out of favorite toys.
(Here's the hack as it originally appeared on Sarah's blog.)
Related: Emergency blankie stand-in