Shopping for your kids bedding can be fun. It is important that the bedding should complement the bedroom’s theme, in color and design. Always bear in mind that the bedroom is an expression of your child’s personality and interest. It is therefore necessary that the kids have a part in the process of selecting bedding and its accouterments.
The issue of safety must be dealt with before anything else. It is important that the bedding fabrics and fills are hypoallergenic. Some children can be allergic to duck feathers or down. Pillow cases should be replaced every few years for it accumulates dust easily even with regular washing. Opt for fiber-filled duvets or comforters and even pillows. Choose natural or organic fibers. Always check the label.
Even at very young age, kids have a clear idea of what they like and of what they dislike. Cartoon characters are popular among kids and they would love to see them in their duvet covers, sheet set and pillow cases. They also have favorite colors and pretty sure they want to incorporate this in their bedroom design. It can give a coordinated look in the room.
Kids however outgrow particular characters, if it is just a passing phase; try not to invest in expensive character bedding. There are themes like safari or fairies, shells or stars that may last longer even through their teens.
Kids are bent to get things dirty including their bedding. Bed sheets and bedspread must be machine washable and durable. You may choose cotton and other fabrics for strength and durability.
When buying children’s bedding, it is also important to think of a good waterproof mattress protector. Bedwetting is common to children and even if they don’t, they have a knack to spill liquid on the bed.
It is a convenient and cheaper way to buy in bed in-a-bag set with sheets, comforter and pillow cases. Some packages even come with bed skirts. You can just buy extra set of bed sheets and comforter and duvet cover to be ready in case bedwetting occurs, thus lessens the stress for you and the child.
Establish a spending budget and let your child assert some independence to choose what they like best. Shopping with your child can be a great fun. You can put to good use your child’s imagination and preferences. However, you have the final say taking into consideration the safety and maintenance of the bedding.