Heres the good news: Experts say its totally normal to cuddle with your beloved stuffed dog every night—even if you no longer sleep in your childhood bed. Its nothing unusual, Stanley Goldstein, child clinical psychologist, tells the Chicago Tribune.
Is it normal to sleep with stuffed animals?
It is not unusual for your attachment to soft toys as a sleep aid to persist into adulthood. A survey carried out last year found that 44% of adults have held on to their childhood teddies and dolls, and as many as 34% of adults still sleep with a soft toy every night.
Why adults sleep with stuffed animals?
According to Margaret Van Ackeren, licensed therapist, “In most instances, adults sleep with childhood stuffed animals because it brings them a sense of security and reduces negative feelings, such as loneliness and anxiety.” That sense of security is important when things are in flux, helping us navigate change more ...
Is it OK for a 2 year old to sleep with a blanket?
Your 1- to 2-year-old should still sleep in a safe, secure crib. Before a childs first birthday, blankets are not recommended because of the possible risk of SIDS. But at this age, its OK to put a light blanket in your childs crib.
Why do I still sleep with a teddy bear?
It gave you a sense of warmth, protection, and even friendship. While some adults grow out of this teddy bear phase, others still feel fond of their stuffed animals and keep them on the bed no matter how old they are. It turns out, this isnt as weird as you may think. As a top sleep specialist in New York City, Dr.