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Kids Bedding Materials and Fabrics

There are so many different types of materials and fabrics that can be used in kids bedding and baby bedding, it’s hard to know which one to choose. And, many times, it’s just as hard to tell what types are in the bedding just by looking at them, or feeling of them. For example, sateen sheets are made of 100 percent combed cotton, and they are called sateen, because they are made completely of cotton, but tend to feel slightly like satin. They can have many different levels of thread counts, and they are said to get softer with each washing.

Some blankets can be made of fleece, some with felt, some with polyester, and many other different materials. Blankets can be made of cotton or a blend of cotton and another material, with a down filling. If you have a down comforter or down pillows, you will want to fluff them daily. Another good thing to do to care for your down comforter is to air it outside on a sunny day. Down comforters can be protected with a duvet cover, and for pillows, you can use a pillow protector. These will help the bedding last longer and stay in good condition during the time you own it.

Many times cotton blankets and sheets will have a different feel to them than others, leading you to believe that they are made of a different material. But many comforters are made with cotton, just as are many quilts. The difference between these two is the filling, and the thread count. A thread count relates the amount of thread that was weaved throughout the blankets and sheets. Therefore, the higher the thread count, the more durable, and usually longer lasting the sheet will be. Higher thread counts cost more than lower thread counts, so it is best to determine what feel and durability you are looking for in a sheet, and also how much you are willing to spend.

Pillows can have many different materials and fabrics as the outside, and the filling, as well, including cotton, down, polyester, and polyester fiberfill. Some pillows are even made with a foam filling. The difference in pillows relates directly to the how high they hold your head up off the bed. There are many different types on the market that are more fluffy, such as down, and there are the types that are more stiff, such as polyester fiberfill. Some claim to help ease neck and back pain, but it’s always hard to know which is best, because many that are made with different materials claim to do the same thing. The best way is to pick one and test it out, and then if it doesn’t do what you believe it should, or what it claims to do, then simply try another.

Mattress pads can be made with 100 percent cotton, and can also be Teflon treated, which helps prevent stains. They can also be made of polyester and felt, and some have a sanitized rubber coated back.

As you can see, there are a very wide variety of materials and fabrics that can be used in kids bedding and baby bedding, for both children and adults. It is best to simply pick a material based on the feel of it and preferences of cost.

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