The Bedding Snob

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Off to College!

Can’t live with ‘em…can’t live without ‘em!

So, what does a Cuddledown mom send with her kiddo to college for his bed? OK, I admit it, maybe I went a little overboard; a featherbed (‘cause college mattresses are flat and gross) with a nice waterproof mattress pad over that – just in case… and it will protect him from dorm room “ickys” (like dust mites-and with recent outbreaks of bed bugs – a little extra protection doesn’t hurt), a nice set of sheets (not only because the aquamarine was on sale…a good boy color…but also because, with deep 18” pockets,  they’ll fit over all the other stuff and will wash easily…if he washes them! I hope he washes them), a down comforter in “blanket warmth” (he’s a heater so a down blanket, being lighter, is perfect, and aren’t dorm rooms usually warm?)  etc…etc…etc… Yes, there’s more but I’m already embarrassing myself!  Or am I?  He, too, thought I was nuts until all the kids on his floor wanted to test out his bed and (if I may just brag) who’s the most envied on his floor?  My guy!  So, I ask you…what can Mom do to help her college kid get off to a good start?  And make sure they sleep well…if they sleep?  Maybe I didn’t go overboard after all!  I’m going to be proud of myself until the first girlfriend comes around, right?  What kind of bedding did you send your kids/grandkids off to school with?

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5 snobs are talking about this post

  1. you are too kind…is that all? I didn’t mention the reading pillow (because I’ve never seen him use a desk) or the towels …yikes…but at least I know that the Cuddledown stuff will last him his entire college career! unless, of course, he wears his sheets as a toga :(

  2. I love the idea of a gift certificate…don’t young folk want to pick out their own stuff? I think a gift certificate is a great graduation gift…high school or college!

  3. Is that really all he brought to school? I guess sending a girl is a whole different ball game, we were packed to the brim! I sent Sarah with beautiful Cuddledown sheets 2 years ago and they still look and feel amazing. Thank you!

  4. love this with two in college and one post college working towards graduate school I thought I was the only crazy mother I tell all my friends and family cuddledown is the only site you need for a happy sleep….also a great bed makes for a great end and beginning of each day…I think for graduation we should start cuddledown gift certificates with the essentials for a great college bed.

  5. Hi Matti!
    No you are not a snob! Haven is very lucky to have such a wonderful, thoughtful, loving mother!! I want a bed like that now! Good luck to Haven in school. Miss you!! Lolo
    PS. Through facebook, I found out a friend of mine from High School’s son is also attending American University!

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