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I know this makes me sound so childish but I'm heading to uni next year and have very troublesome mental health problems. My stuffed dog has been with me since I was 1 and he calms me down so much. I wouldn't feel right going to uni without him but I'm worried that I'd be made fun of for it...
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People are usually more mature in Uni - they'd probably praise you for the stuffed toy; if someone found out about it, just act like it's no big deal and don't try to reason with anyone - just act like it's normal and if anyone gives you crap, then just ignore them. It's unlikely anyone will give you crap for it, because, no one cares. To be honest, when I go uni, I might take a pikachu with me. Thanks for the idea.
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I think some people do, but honestly nobody gives a f*ck about that kind of thing at uni, as long as you don't have images of kiddy porn in your room people have better things to do with their time than to make fun of people.
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i brought 10 cuddly toys to uni....
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I will be taking my cuddly toys to uni
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(Original post by greghayes)
I know this makes me sound so childish but I'm heading to uni next year and have very troublesome mental health problems. My stuffed dog has been with me since I was 1 and he calms me down so much. I wouldn't feel right going to uni without him but I'm worried that I'd be made fun of for it...
If it makes you happy, then why not? No-one will really care as it's non of their business, and those that do are just very immature. Some people i've met bought teddy bears.
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Some adults still have their stuffed animals from their childhood. I might take mine when I go to university too. It was handmade by a friend, which they gave me for Christmas
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Sure, I bring a small cuddly toy with me just because I've had it most of my life and it's a kind of reminding-me-of-home thing If you're really worried about it, you can always put it in a cupboard or under your pillow or something when other people come over
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Yes, many do.
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I brought one of my stuffed toys to uni, having him here makes my room feel more like home. I doubt anyone would make fun of you for having him, if you're worried you could hide him during the day or whenever you think anyone might see him. No one needs to know about him except you
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No one will care, there is long precedent anyway, just tell them that if it's good enough for Sebastian Flyte it's good enough for you!
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I brought a dinosaur to uni, he was effectively my equivalent of Andy's Woody, I didn't especially play with him but he had sentimental value and thus lived on a shelf. If you want/need to bring one, no one will care.
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I brought a cuddly toy to uni.

As someone else has said no one really cares about that sort of thing.
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(Original post by greghayes)
I know this makes me sound so childish but I'm heading to uni next year and have very troublesome mental health problems. My stuffed dog has been with me since I was 1 and he calms me down so much. I wouldn't feel right going to uni without him but I'm worried that I'd be made fun of for it...
I'm sure it's more common than you think people just don't shout about it some places actually sell teddies on move in day for some people it helps I kept it in my draw and if i needed a bit of comfort i took him out.

If it helps with your mental health and it's not too big like you can hide it if need be like if your going to get lucky or you have a mate over I actually don't see a problem it may seem like it doesn't happen but I'm sure it's more common than people think.
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I bought a couple of stuffed frogs. (I like frogs.)

No one will care, unless maybe it's a life size teddy bear or panda or something.
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Don't feel ashamed OP. I took my sheep teddy which I've had since i was born. No one didn't say anything, like someone else said people in uni are more mature and dont care if u bring a teddy.
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Loads of people in my flat brought cuddly toys.
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I'm 23, a masters student have way too many cuddly toys to count. Although when I was in halls at 18 I only brought 3. Sad times for the others.
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(Original post by greghayes)
I know this makes me sound so childish but I'm heading to uni next year and have very troublesome mental health problems. My stuffed dog has been with me since I was 1 and he calms me down so much. I wouldn't feel right going to uni without him but I'm worried that I'd be made fun of for it...
Hello

The bottom line is do whatever makes you feel comfortable. As a few people have mentioned, people are genuinely more mature at university. Everybody brings something specific from home that makes them feel comfortable or something that holds great sentimental value to them - I have a small pillow I've had since I was little, my friends have night masks and teddy bears etc. Whatever makes you feel comfortable, no one will make fun of you.

If they do, they are just jealous because you had the confidence to bring it when they didn't.

Good luck!
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(Original post by lamaragymnast)
(I like frogs.)
Who doesn't?
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