35-40% of adults still sleep with a stuffie

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Survey: 4 In 10 Adult Americans Still Sleep With Teddy Bear: https://www.studyfinds.org/teddy-bears-stuffed-animals-adults/

OVER A THIRD OF BRITISH ADULTS STILL SLEEP WITH A TEDDY BEAR: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/press-centre/press-releases/OVER-THIRD-BRITISH-ADULTS-STILL-SLEEP-TEDDY-BEAR

This was honestly quite shocking to me. One survey even had 25% of male responders say they take their teddy bear with them on business trips!

I've never met an adult who admitted to sleeping with a cuddly toy, but it's not really something you talk about openly, is it?

Personally, my mom has my childhood teddy bear stuck in a box somewhere in the attic. I also recently found another bear I had as a kid, a mascot for the 2000 European Soccer Championships (!?) But I've never considered sleeping with them as an adult.

Do you think it's psychologically healthy for adults to hold onto their childhood stuffed animal? Are there really more "littles" out there than anyone suspected, or is sleeping with a teddy bear the only infantile things these adults enjoy?

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I dont find anything wrong with it, sometimes i think its an anxiety thing, i carry a plush around due to anxiety reasons but i still sleep with a plush too, its just a comfort thing, i dont think its harmful if adults still wanna sleep with teddy bears or plushies

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Okay, my post got eaten by a server error.

I suspect most of the other two-thirds either cuddle a pillow at night or have a flesh-and-blood bed partner to cuddle.

I never realy slept with a teddy bear as a kid. I had a teddy Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer instead, and slept with aPikachu Cuddle pillow for part of my teen years. Don't remember what happpened to either but wish I still had them.

I have a sizeable plushie collection, and would probably be actively growing it if I had the funds and space to spare, but most are either too small, too firm, or too oddly shaped to make good cuddling partners.

Would rather have a cute girl to cuddle, but I'd probably resume cuddly a stuffed toy at night if I had something cuddly enough.

One of the most important lessons to learn growing up is that being an adult doesn't mean you can't enjoy childish things. I'd even argue adults who never learned this are dead on the inside, having squeezed the life out of their inner child in the name of acting adult.

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Mine is a kitty cat, not a teddy.  It's pretty much the actual size and shape of a cat and looks very life-like... whoever made it did a fantastic job.  I've had it since 2000 and cuddle it every night.  It's been washed several times but still looks great. 

For me though it's definitely more of an added comfort or anxiety comfort thing, not an inner-child thing per se.  I had lots of Disney and Care Bear plushies as a little kid but none at all in teen years. 

It does seem to help me to fall asleep easier, so yeah, I can see why some would want to take theirs on trips.  And that's cool.  Nothing to be embarrassed about.

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It's not hurting anyone, I don't think. 

I have several stuffed animals, though less than when I was a child. I kept all the ones that have sentimental value. Most are in a container in my closet. My favorite, a rabbit, stays on my bed all the time. I hug him when I'm anxious or cant sleep or just woke up from a nightmare. I've had him since I was a baby. But I don't take him on trips. 

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I sleep with a teddy, a pillow or even a jacket. It's more of a sleeping position thing, because I fit them between my boobs and then I can sleep on my side kinda leaning forward. Again like most of the posters I don't take my teddy or my pillow on trips but I do use a jacket or a pillow I can find there. 

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I don't sleep with a stuffed teddy bear.

I sleep with a stuffed bunny.

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Count me as an adult who has slept with a stuffie lol! I had a stuffed cat named Rufus ever since I was 2 years old, and used that thing as a pillow all the way to the age of 18. I sometimes sleep with it still lol

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Try counting the amount of plushes I still have.

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A plushie?

More like dozens of plushies.

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On 8/12/2019 at 4:57 PM, nightwind said:

Mine is a kitty cat, not a teddy.  It's pretty much the actual size and shape of a cat and looks very life-like... whoever made it did a fantastic job.  I've had it since 2000 and cuddle it every night.  It's been washed several times but still looks great. 

For me though it's definitely more of an added comfort or anxiety comfort thing, not an inner-child thing per se.  I had lots of Disney and Care Bear plushies as a little kid but none at all in teen years. 

It does seem to help me to fall asleep easier, so yeah, I can see why some would want to take theirs on trips.  And that's cool.  Nothing to be embarrassed about.

Mines a kitty too, have had it since i was a toddler

3 hours ago, Kei said:

A plushie?

More like dozens of plushies.

Ikr? I have too many to count

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You know, as much of a cat person as I am, I don't actually have any cat plushies in my collection...
Though I've recently added a 12" Luna and 12" Artemis(both from Sailormoon) to my Amazon cCart, and had a Diana in there as well but removed it in an effort to keep my to buy list at least somewhat reasonable(plus, the Diana was a different brand I think and sounded like she was too big compared to her parents).

If I had money to burn, commissioning a life-sized plush of Kitten, the catgirl character I created to serve as Author Avatar earlier this year would be quite tempting... As would commission life-size plushies of numerous girls from anime and video games.

Why are so few of the officially licensed plushies found on Amazon bigger than about 8"?

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Posted (edited)

I mostly have plushes of fictional characters I have loved through the years, obviously one is Genie but I also have Cala Maria (still waiting for Funko to release The Carnival Trio [Beppi, Djimmi, Baroness]!)

Edited by NaughtyNoid

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