My daughter was given one of these when she was born and for the first few months it was difficult to know if she was interested in it but she absolutely loves it now. She sleeps with him every night and I often find her clutching him to her.
These comforters are from the German brand Sigikid and are called Doudou’s, which remind me of another word that used to make me laugh as a kid. Each comforter has it’s own individual style with eye catching fabrics both in appearance and texture (many of them have textured, towelling backs and the face made out of the same fabric for instance) , and each DouDou has knotted corners and they all have a trademark bandana tied around their necks. These make gorgeous gifts that are suitable from birth. I slept with it for a night and put my scent on it to give her added comfort.
From around £8.99 at Storkgifts