Bed linen for children: tips on choice, materials, sizes
Putting the baby to sleep on time is not an easy task. A bedtime story, a glass of warm milk, a cozy atmosphere in the room and, of course, beautiful bed linen will help to cope with it. The quality requirements for sleeping sets for children are very high. Textiles should be safe, pleasant to the touch. You also need to choose the right size so that the pillowcase does not fall off the pillow, and the blanket does not shrink inside the duvet cover. Let us consider in more detail the best fabrics for baby bedding, features of choice and popular sizes.
About bedding sets
For sewing bed linen should be used safe, preferably natural fabrics.
Bed linen is a set of peculiar fabric covers that perform two main functions:
Protect bulk sleeping accessories that are difficult to wash (pillows, blankets, mattresses).
Protect the child’s body from coarse mattress covers and covers.
Traditionally, the package includes:
pillowcase (one or two pieces).
All these products are produced in different shapes, sizes, models, designs. For sewing can also be used various materials. In order to make the choice and purchase of linen as simple and easy as possible, we recommend choosing sleeping sets and accessories of standard sizes directly – then it will be possible to purchase textiles without preliminary measurements and other difficulties.
Choosing a sheet
A sheet is a rectangular piece of fabric that covers the mattress. This type of textiles wears out quickly enough because it experiences more friction and withstands pressure. Sheets often need to be washed.
There are several types of sheets: The usual cut of fabric, processed on all four sides, they simply cover the mattress. It is good if this item is larger than the bed size so that you can tuck all the edges under the mattress – so the sheet will hold well, will not get stuck and will not slip.
Sheet with an elastic band – ideal for a child’s room. The product is very easy to mount on the bed due to the elastic tape, which is sewn around the perimeter. Elastic does not allow the sheets to come off, and the child is sleeping peacefully.
Velcro sheets are also a good option for a children’s bed. However, be careful – stickies stick to all fabrics during washing, however, their function – to stay on the bed – is excellent.
Standard sheet sizes:
110×150 cm (nursery bed);
120×150 cm (standard);
150×220 cm (schoolchildren and teenagers).
Sometimes fabrics for baby clothes are treated with special impregnations. In the case of such a need, you can find not only antibacterial kits, but also products with waterproof processing.
Pillowcase for healthy sleep
The pillowcase should be chosen carefully so that it does not compress and deform the pillow.
Choosing the perfect pillow for a child is not easy. The pillowcase should adequately complement the bedding, protect the product, be pleasant when it comes into contact with the skin of the face, easy to wash, and also have a comfortable design. It is important that the pillowcase can be easily removed and worn. High-quality material does not fade, absorbs moisture well, passes air and does not allow the filler to break through the interlacing of threads.
Varieties of children’s pillowcases:
with a smell (most often meets among standard ready sets);
Oxford-style (with “ears”, that is, with textile fringe);
with zipper (very durable and reliable way to keep the pillow inside the pillowcase);
on buttons and buttons (the design is very good, but the zipper can be closed in one motion, but buttons and buttons will have to be carefully fastened one by one).
When buying, make sure that all the accessories are safe, that the buttons hold well, that the metal zipper does not scratch. If you are experiencing, feel free to buy a regular pillowcase with a smell – this is an absolutely safe product.
Standard children’s pillowcases are of two types: square and round. Main dimensions:
35×45 cm (Euro size);
When buying a set of bed linen, make sure that all the accessories work, all machine lines are even, and the product itself does not have a chemical smell. In any case, no dye traces should be left on the hands – it is absolutely impossible to buy such underwear.
The correct position of the head during sleep is very important for health. Comfortable posture, relaxed muscles – all this prevents the development of various diseases. Choose a pillowcase carefully so that it does not squeeze and deform the pillow due to its unsuitable size.
About Duvet Covers
It is recommended to give preference to duvet covers with zippers or buttons.
Long past the time when you had to wrap a blanket in the duvet covers with awkward hole on the front side. The blanket crumpled, fell down, was torn outside. Modern children’s duvet covers are a more reliable design that closes and does not allow the product to fidget inside the case.