Ezra's best friend in the whole world is a Ty stuffed penguin that we named Greg. We were strolling through Barnes and Noble one day when he was about 8 months old and he spotted Greg (and some of his penguin friends) on a shelf in the kid's section. It was love at first bite, er, sight. See, the minute Greg jumped off the shelf and into Ezra's outstretched hands (with a little help from Mama) Ezra promptly chomped down on Greg's beak and they became instant friends. Greg's beak has been Ezra's replacement for a pacifier. Around the time Greg found his way into our lives, paci's were on their way out.
Greg gets baths regularly (because the beak chomping continues) and we decided to buy a Greg clone just in case one gets lost. They take turns keeping Ez company at night so they have similar wear, and Ez doesn't know the difference. Or maybe he does and he doesn't care. Either way, we now have 2 Gregs that share Ezra's love and affection. It's probably the best $16 I've ever spent.
Ez with Greg... all ready for bed.