I am comforted just by your smell. If you have to leave me for any length of time, like a deployment, why not leave me with something that smells like you! Perhaps it can be one of your t-shirts you wear with your uniform. Wear it as you sleep, than leave it for me when you deploy. I can be swaddled in it, with your smell helping me to feel just a little closer to you. Someone who loves me at home can help make sure it isn’t left loose in my crib when I am so little that I cannot turnover, which could be a danger for SIDS. You can send me new t-shirts or items with your smell every couple weeks.