Wrap them up in cotton wool - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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wrap (one) up in cotton wool
To be overprotective of one; to coddle one. You need to let the little lad play in the dirt once in a while. If you keep wrapping him up in cotton wool, he'll grow up too soft.
wrap someone in cotton wool be over-protective towards someone.
wrap somebody up in cotton ˈwool (informal) protect somebody too much from dangers or risks: If you keep your children wrapped up in cotton wool, they’ll never learn to be independent.
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Now in an ideal world you would like to be able to wrap them up in cotton wool
and leave them for next season.