Purchasing your children’s bedding should be a relatively straightforward process. Unfortunately, it can be complicated by a difference in opinion between parent and/or parents and child. If you are patient, can maintain cooperation and always listen things will run a lot smoother for you and your child during the redecorating and redesign. Below, we have listed some important features that you should not ignore when choosing your kids next set of bedding;
You will need to get spare bedding, sheets, duvet covers, and pillowcases no matter what you choose. It may be a good idea to have the main bedspreads as the focal point where it is attractive and can serve as the centrepiece of the room but then have the spares as normal, plain options used for emergencies only. Don’t kid yourself into thinking you won’t need to shell out on spares, children wet the bed and kids always spill things…EVERYWHERE!
Wise Investment Over Impulse Buying
You don’t need to go wild in terms of spending, have a budget in mind, and end as near to it as you can. Similarly don’t be overbearing with your preferences, after all, it is your child’s bedroom, not yours. Their opinion should carry weight but use your nouse and experience to guide them towards more sturdy long-term purchases rather than cheaper more eye-catching things that attract their attention. It is these items that do not represent the value for money you seek.
Shopping for your children’s bedding may be difficult at times but can also be humorous. To correlate your purchases with the bedroom’s appearance, style and accessories so the bedding does not look out of place. Your child’s contribution should not be neglected, after all, it is their imagination that is the launchpad for the alterations you are making.
Important elements to weigh up and those that are not too undervalued are as follows;
- Waterproof (Kids often wet the bed and are not exactly strangers to spilling things!)
- Safety (Do not compromise safety features for a cheaper product. It will be your child that ultimately loses out)
- Value for money. (You don’t have to go wild in the aisles to buy everything associated with your child’s favourite superhero. Budget and be sensible during the upgrade)
- Preferences change (One day they love Peppa Pig, the next is spiderman, the week after they are onto Harry Potter. Go generic if you are not sure, kids adore dinosaur bedding so you can’t go wrong with a Jurassic theme)
It is important that the bedding should complement the bedroom’s theme, remembering that it is a key part of your child’s development. It should also match in colour and design after significant input from your child. By interacting with your child during the planning phase will ensure they feel part of the operation and will be less likely to reject anything you decide. Do not neglect their opinions and try to compromise when you have differences in opinion. It is their room after all!