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Kids & Toddler Bedding:

There are many differences between toddler bedding and kids’ bedding:

Size of the bodies—this one is the most obvious. The size of blankets, pillows, sheets etc., tend to be much smaller for toddlers than for older kids because toddler bodies are smaller than the bodies of older children. This means that pillows for toddlers should be smaller as well as their blankets. Since they have smaller bodies to cover, a larger blanket is not only a waste of space, but it may also physically be too much for them, possibly even causing them to be hotter than normal (instead of comfortable, the way a blanket should.)

Size of the beds—another reason that a toddler will need smaller bedding than an older kid is because of the size of their bed. While this may not pertain to forms of bedding that are often moved from place to place (such as a sleeping bag), the bedding that always stays on the bed will need to be smaller than for older kids. Many toddlers are still either in a baby bed or a toddler bed, both of which use crib size mattresses. Even if a toddler sleeps in a larger bed, it is most often a twin size bed as opposed to a full size or larger. This means that not only will the size need to be small for a toddler’s bedding, but the entire selection is different.

Accessibility—this is important when it comes to toddler bedding as opposed to bedding for older kids. This is because smaller children often have more of an attachment to their bedding, where older kids don’t do this quite as much (think of the way that many toddlers still call their blankets by a pet name such as “blanky”). This means that the bedding will need to be more lightweight and smaller than older kids’ bedding (this includes throws, pillows, comforters, sleeping bags, etc.). Since many toddlers do like to take their bedding with them wherever they go, it is very important that doing so does not cause frustration due to too-large bedding.

Their opinion—this is one of the biggest differences between bedding for toddlers and bedding for older kids. Toddlers have their opinion about what they like, but not as strongly, and they do not have as much influence from other kids. Older kids go to school and talk with their friends, watch TV and listen to music and are easily influenced by many outside sources. They want their room to be an expression of self, and their opinion is much more important when buying their bedding than it is for a toddler.

There are many new trends in kids’ bedding. Here are a few very noticeable recent trends in kids’ bedding:

Designer brands—more and more parents are purchasing designer brands of kids’ bedding than ever before. This may be because more parents work (think two person income as opposed to one), so more parents have the money to do this, or it may be that designer brands are becoming more and more affordable so that parents are able to buy these things more often for their children. Whatever the reason, it has become a trend that a child’s room is decorated in designer bedding, curtains, wallpaper, and more.

The themes—another of the newer trends in kids’ bedding is the themes of available bedding. Not so long ago, children could have girl themed bedding, such as flowers or pastel colors, and kids could have boy themed bedding, such as sports themes or dark or bright colors. Now, though, the options are unlimited. If a child watches a new movie, it is almost guaranteed that the bedding with the movie characters will be available soon. If a child has a favorite regular show or cartoon, they can often find a licensed character of that show available in bedding as well. Sports teams and players are also more widely available for kids.

One of the most noticeable trends in kids’ bedding is also the way that all the old themes are coming back into style. Much as it is with retro clothes, toys, movies, etc., older themes for children are back in style. Some examples of old themes and characters that have recently become available again in bedding form are Care Bears, Hello Kitty, Strawberry Shortcake and more. It is not uncommon for parents to buy bedding for their child that is the exact same thing they either had or wanted as a child.

As you can see, there quite a few differences between toddler bedding and older kids’ bedding that must be understood in order to be able to purchase the best bedding for your child’s age. The recent trends in kids’ bedding are an important thing for parents to be aware of before purchasing for their child as well. This is because trends with children (be it in bedding or anything else) spread fast, and it is likely that your child is interested in whatever the norm is. Being informed of what these trends are can help parents to purchase bedding that kids will be more satisfied with.

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