Flossie's pillow pet Florence got a pillow pet last christmas from some lovely family members. Horses have always been a favourite for her and since then has not had a sleep without it. Continuity is so important with children, so when we went down to France we took it with her. She had it on the ferry, in the car and in her bed in France, and I have to say I think it really helped with adjusting to her environment quickly. She went to bed no problem every night. I have even washed it in the washing machine and it survived!! You can buy them here but most good toy shops sell them.
They are not too expensive so a great gift for any baby or toddler.. I stole it a few times in the car when Florence was not looking, it is very comfortable!