Purchasing toddler sheet sets is a wise investment for parents to make. Midnight accidents are inevitable with any toddler going through the difficult stage of potty training, so having a quick change of sheets on hand is a great idea. Sheets with a higher thread count are more durable, and will not wear out easily from the imminent washings they need to endure.
The most common sheet materials are polyester and cotton. Blends of these and other materials are also popular, and often offer a less expensive alternative with similar performance. Sheets are offered in several weaves which will help with durability and absorbency. Location and season will dictate which material and type of weave is appropriate for your bedding.
Cotton is a light, cool, long lasting natural material that breathes easily and will keep your little one comfortable. For those hot and humid summer nights, cotton is the ideal fabric, as it is also very absorbent. Cotton can be found in several varieties, including organic. Polyester is a synthetic fabric that can be made wrinkle resistant, but is not as absorbent or breathable as cotton. It is also less expensive, which makes it appealing for the parent looking to pinch pennies. Bamboo is also a good choice, as it is antibacterial and hypo-allergenic for a toddler’s sensitive skin.
The weave of fabric is another feature to look for. Twill, sateen, and percale are common weaves. Sateen sheets are smooth and sleek. They offer many of the same characteristics as satin, but with enhanced durability. Twill is a more hardy weave, but still a relatively light material. Percale is a tight weave, which is smooth and very resistant to regular wear and tear.
Proper laundering will prolong the life of your sheets, saving money in the long run. Be sure to carefully read directions for washing. Sheets can be subject to varying methods of washing based on their color, fabric type, and weave. Toddler sheet sets are offered in a wide variety of colors and designs. Once you have decided on the type of sheet you would like, enlist your child’s help in making the final choice of color and/or design. Allowing your child to choose this may help encourage him/her to stay in their big kid bed.