I was surprised my freshman year of college when girls brought stuffed animals for their beds, but so many did that I quickly realized I was the odd one out. The attachment to cuddly inanimate objects goes beyond cute, and there is usually some sort of story, a history, to the attachment.I don't know how I missed it, but last week results came out after Travelodge asked 6,000 Brits if they still bedded G-rated plush animals. One in three said yes, calling it "comforting and calming." Are you still attached?
You don't see many kindergartners wearing diapers or popping a bottle in their lunch bag. Some milestones like rolling, talking, and walking just sort of happen and others like giving up a lovey, forgoing a pacifier, and moving from crib to bed are more learned. Some parents help their offspring progress by limiting the time their tot is wheeled around in a stroller or eats in a high chair. We're curious what you think. Chime in with your opinion on everything from bottle feeding to snuggling with stuffed animals!
I need to do a major overhaul of my room, clean it, make it look pretty. I have all these old stuffed animals from my childhood and I don't know what to do with them. They're sooo dusty that I don't even think I can give them away. What can I do with them?
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