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Choosing Bedding for Your Toddler

One of the easiest ways to improve the quality of sleep that your toddler gets is to provide them with a comfortable bedding set that is soft and warm. When you go shopping for your toddler’s bedding you will want to look for quality material that doesn’t have sewn on attachments that can cause choking while the toddler is sleeping. In addition to considering safety when shopping for toddler bedding sets you should also take into consideration what your toddler likes.

1. Knowing your Toddler's choice

The first step in choosing bedding for your toddler is to ask them what they want. Your toddler may be interested in a particular cartoon character or a storybook character. On the other hand, they may be more animate about getting a bedding set that is their favorite color. You should take your toddler’s requests into consideration when shopping for their bedding, after all they will be the ones who will be using the bedding.

2. Choosing the Designs

The second step for choosing bedding for your toddler is to look for designs that both matches what your toddler wants and that also matches the décor of their room. To meet both of these selection criteria you may want to ask for help from the sales clerk. They may be able to direct you to a comforter that has everything that you are looking for.

3. Bedding Material

When you find a few bedding options that you are interested in you next will want to examine what the bedding is made from. Look for high thread counts, natural fibers, and non-toxic materials. Also examine the craftsmanship of the bedding. Look for stray threads, popped seams, and other signs that the bedding will not hold up.

4. Co-ordinating Accessories

If you are planning on decorating your toddler’s room with items that coordinate with your bedding choice then you will want to look for bedding sets that also have coordinated accessories. For example look for a bedding set that includes sheets, pillow cases, and a comforter. Then look to see if it has accessories that can be bought separately like a night light, a lamp, curtains, and wallpaper.

5. Shop for the best price

After you have found the bedding set that you want to buy, your next step will be to shop around for the best price. Popular bedding brands will be carried by several different retail and online stores. It is in your best interest to shop around to find the best price on the bedding set. By shopping around you can usually save 15 to 25 percent.

6. Wait for the right time to buy Toddler bedding

The find step for choosing bedding for your toddler is waiting for the right time to buy it. This step is especially important when you are shopping on a tight budget. By waiting for sales and clearances you can save 30 to 50 percent on the bedding set. This can save you as much as $50 on a single bedding set.

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