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Our children occasionally sleep in our bed, so what bedding is most resilient and easy to clean?

If your children occasionally sleep in your bed, you will obviously want more appropriate bedding products that will address their unique needs. You want bedding that can withstand the food and drink stains, and the occasional toilet mishap, while also providing comfort while use, convenience in cleaning, and attractive appearance. This begs the question:

What bedding is most resilient and easy to clean?

Recommended materials - You will find a few great options that combine the benefits of durability, ease of cleaning, and beauty as well as affordability and great quality.

Cotton is a popular option because of its breathable quality, which makes it an ideal fabric since it prevents overheating among children during the night. It’s also known for easily absorbing spills and stains while still being easy to clean with soap and detergent, aside from being a durable and affordable material. It also has a soft hand feel especially for bedding with a high thread count, thus, making it ideal for children or adults with sensitive skin.

Organic fabrics are a great options for children with sensitive skin and allergies since these are produced without the use of pesticides, fertilisers, and chemicals. Bamboo is the most common organic fabric, which can also be combined with cotton to produce durable yet soft covers, duvets and blankets.

Flannel is a great choice during the cool seasons because it provides a combination of warmth and softness. Choose brushed flannel sheets since these are softer next to the skin than standard flannel.

Fleece is also easy to clean as well as provides softness, comfort and fluffy warmth.

Polyester/cotton blends are inexpensive, durable and soft. They offer a good solution to addressing the possibility of frequently bed changing due to accidents. This type of bedding can usually be tumble dried and requires, little or no ironing. It will keep you cool during when it becomes warm, having an extra person in the bed will automatically raise the temperature, but polyester/cotton will also keep you warm during the colder months.

If you’re looking at several options, your best choice would be 100% cotton, particularly for the bottom sheet, closely followed by polyester/cotton blends for the duvet cover and pillow cases. Just be sure to consider other factors, too, such as the type of cotton and the thread count (for 100% cotton bedding) as well as the size, style and colour when making your choices.

Useful suggestions

When you’re choosing from among dozens of child-friendly bedding for your master bedroom – or for their beds, for that matter – here are a few useful tips to remember.

Splurge a little - while sticking to a budget makes sense, you have to consider, too, that you and your children will be spending at least 6 hours each night in contact with the bedding materials. You should then pamper them and yourself with reasonably-priced, high-quality bedding from the bottom sheet to the blankets, duvets and quilts.

Waterproof covering could be used underneath the bottom sheet if your child is prone to bed wetting. A waterproof cover will protect your mattress from becoming soaked in urine. They are easy to launder along with your sheets should the need arise.

Thread count should be considered when choosing 100% cotton. The higher the count, the more durable and softer the bedding will likely be, with a 200-plus count being considered high in quality. But don’t be taken in by a 400-plus thread count, according to experts this doesn't necessarily mean better quality.

When you have considered the practical nature of the bedding, you can then start considering the design aspects. You may want to consider bedding with texture, such as pin tucks and faux satin borders, or designs with colourful patterns and designs, plus extras such as bed runners, skirts, throws and boudoir cushions.

You should also remember that it is your bedroom and bed, and while your child may occasionally sleep with you the overall colours and style of the bedding should reflect your taste in décor not theirs. For example a cartoon motif may be fine for your child's bedroom, but do you really want to sleep with a brightly coloured cartoon character when your bedroom décor is a classy cream and blue?

 
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