If Mari didn’t have one on, she’d put her shirt in her mouth and suck that. She did it to the point sometimes that she’d put holes in her shirts. So at all times she had one attached to either her shirt or her dress to take care of that need.
We have one of Mari’s chewy tubes attached to the pink hippo stuffed animal she received from her last teacher, Sarah Ciciora, had given to her. The lock of hair they also clipped off her head on her last day alive is also attached to this hippo. We keep it on the top of our headboard along with her other favorite stuff animals or the ones she received while in the hospital.
Here are some pictures of our Baby Girl with her chewy tube: