When choosing a bedding set for children, there are things to think about other than the design and colour scheme of the bedding and the bedroom decor. Although these are important for adults, children are more likely to be impressed by a bedding set that includes a picture of their favourite super-hero or cartoon character than they are by a carefully coordinated match with the curtains.
You know what your kids like so we’ll leave the choice of decoration to you – here are a few points you may like to consider which are not design-related.
The Fiber content
Is the bedding made from natural, man-made or synthetic fibers? This can be important since all of these materials have different qualities that affect warmth and comfort.
The Thread Count
Although this is often regarded as a measurement of quality that is no longer really the case with modern textiles where the quality of the cotton fibers is a better indicator than a simple thread count. Test the look and feel of the bedding, is it likely to be warm, comfortable and soft to the touch for your child?
Other Things to Consider
Is it organic – do you want your child’s bedding to have minimal environmental impact?
Quality of finish – is it crisp, clear and without residue or faded areas which indicate poor manufacturing processes.
If you would rather have a cool, crisp bedding that is smooth to the touch then plain weave materials are best. On the other hand, if you would like a soft, smooth and silky finish, sateen is best.
Finally, apply the “comfort test” – try to find out what the bedding is like to sleep on. If children aren’t comfortable then they won’t sleep so be sure to check it out before buying.