When your child can climb in and out of her crib on his/her own, it may be time to think about buying a new bed. In buying a new bed, you are also going to need to buy new bedding. If you've never bought a toddler bed or toddler bedding before, you may not know where to start your search. Hopefully, these two key tips will help.
Tip #1: Go For Something Easy To Wash
The complicated, intricate, frilly bedding may look nice when you make your toddler's bed, but the last thing you want is something that requires several extra steps to wash. Toddlers are messy and frequently have accidents while they are asleep for the night or taking a nap. You want bedding that is easy to toss in the washer and dryer.
According to How Stuff Works, a typical thread count range is 300-500. You want to take care to avoid purchasing bedding for your toddler with a high thread count, because anything with a higher thread count tends to come with more complicated washing and drying instructions.
Tip #2: Trendy Is Not Always The Way To Go
A toddler bed featuring a favorite character or television show of your child is always an appealing choice. It, however, is not necessarily the most budget friendly choice. The problem with toddler beds is how quickly your child will outgrow the bed. When your child outgrows his/her crib, consider upgrading to a twin or full size bed, as it is going to last your child longer.
The issue with opting for something trendy applies to the actual bedding as well. When you are choosing a comforter for bed sheets for your child, it is also going to be appealing to choose the sheets and covers featuring that same favorite character or television show. However, how long is your child really going to be obsessed with the show or character? Is your child going to become shy or embarrassed by the theme you've chosen and claim it is for a "baby"?
When it comes to bedding, solid colors or fun patterns and textures are the safer and more timeless option. Your child is not going to outgrow the pink and purple blanket and bed sheet as fast as the pink and purple comforter.
As you can see, buying a toddler bed and bedding is not that difficult. You just have to make sure you think about your budget and how long you want the items to last versus how long your toddler will be able to use them before he/she outgrows them.
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