Soft toys – Maggie Soother 13

In this “Maggie Soother”, parenting author Maggie Dent reminds us that soft toys are very powerful tools in helping us to release oxytocin and other calming chemicals to alleviate stress.

Even if you have older children, this is a great time to dig out their favourite comforting soft toy from childhood (or get a new one)… to keep nearby, to be on hand for a cuddle and to offer comfort. Perhaps you have your own childhood comforter that you can drag out?

For more tips, check our ‘Maggie’s Soothers for Anxious Times‘ videos.