by Chandler Warnick
Raising a toddler is challenging enough; buying toddler bedding shouldn't add to the stress. There are lots of toddler bedding options out there, but while the process can seem daunting, keeping a few things in mind while you search for the perfect toddler bedding set can make the process simple and ensure that you find a set that your toddler will love. Keep reading for some great ideas on how to make sure you find the right toddler bedding.
Buy toddler bedding that is soft and easily washable. Keep your eye out for toddler bedding that features microfleece or combed cotton comforters. Although a lot of toddler bedding sets don't give thread counts for the sheets, it is a good idea to make sure that your set is at least made from percale weave. Also, check to see if your toddler bedding is machine washable, because you'll wash it often.
Think about how much use you want to get out of your toddler bedding. Will you only use your new toddler bedding for one of your children? If so, you probably don't need to worry a whole lot about the durability of the toddler comforter and sheet set that you buy. If you plan to use the bedding you buy for more than one toddler, you'll save money in the long run by investing in top-quality toddler bedding.
Buy a waterproof mattress pad. While toddler bedding is easy to wash, toddler mattresses are not. Buying a quilted waterproof mattress pad will ensure that your toddler mattress remains in good shape.
Try out your toddler bedding before you wash it. Measurements vary from company to company, and you may find that the toddler bedding you bought fits too loosely or tightly for your toddler mattress. Save yourself some grief by trying the fitted sheet on the mattress before you wash the bedding, leaving you the option of returning the bedding if it doesn't fit right.
Buy two sets of toddler bedding. While adorable, toddlers are also messy, and you will wash your toddler bedding often. If you buy two sets, you can always have a set of bedding on your toddler's bed, even when you're washing one set.