Children’s bedding and linen
When your child makes the transition from cot to a bed it will also mean a change in their bedding and linen. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing children’s bedding and linen but there are some key factors to consider when choosing suitable items for them.
Two of everything
As a general rule, make sure you have at least two of everything. That way if your child has an accident at night-time you will still have a spare set of bedding and linen to change the bed with. It’s a good idea to invest in a couple of pillows, two duvets, two duvet covers and 2 fitted sheets. You can usually pick these up at very reasonable prices at sale time. Alternatively, they make a great gift idea and you can pop them on birthday or Christmas present request lists.
It is also worth buying a waterproof mattress protector if you are transitioning out of nappies at nighttime with your child. This can make changing wet beds a far less stressful process for everyone involved.
Count the threads
Your little one will hopefully be doing lots of sleeping in their bed. So bearing this in mind, ensure sure you choose good quality bedding and linen for them.
Egyptian cotton bed-sheets are comfortable and will keep your little one warm and snug year round. Aim for getting sheets with a thread count of 200 and above. As a general rule, the higher the thread count means the softer the sheets. They are also easy to wash and look after.
Choose the right colour
There are some wonderful colours and patterns available when you are choosing your child’s bedding and linen. They can also vary a great deal in price and quality.
It’s a good idea to choose fabrics and prints that works well with the colours and patterns you have in their bedroom. If you prefer to choose a simple print you can always accessorise with patterned cushions and throw rugs on the bed.
Keep it light
You may wish to get a quilt or duvet for your child instead of blankets. Bear in mind the extremes of weather and choose a quilt cover that is suitable for them. You don’t want them over heating or being exceedingly cold. It may be more sensible to get two duvets and have one that is lighter and more appropriate for summer use and one that is heavier and more appropriate for colder weather.