Picking Bedsheets for Your Toddler
Buying baby and toddler good can be overwhelming. There are so many brands and products on the market, and you want to be sure to pick what’s best. Often, it’s hard to tell which options are the best for you and your child. This guide will break down the essentials and categories to help you pick the best toddler bedsheets for your little one.
As with any new purchase, it’s important to decide what features are must-haves on your list and to determine a price range that suits your budget. Keep reading to get the scoop on how to best handle everything.
Pick a Price Range
Avoid going over budget and narrow your search results by setting the maximum price that you’ll pay. From there, it’s easier to find out which features are available in your price range. To help you out, check out the average price points that we found:
- Less than $15: low price
- Less than $30: average price
- Over $30: top price
Must-Have Safety Essentials
Toddlers are very active little beings that wiggle around in their sleep. At this age, a fitted sheet designed for a toddler size mattress is a safety necessity. Making sure that the sheet is snug and secure will prevent your little one from getting all tangled up at night.
Most toddler sheet sets do come with pillowcases, but this does not mean you should use one. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until your baby is at least 18 months of age before introducing a pillow. If your child is ready for a pillow, zipper-closures ensure that cases can’t slip off at night.
Durability and Comfort Level
When you’re sure that the type of sheet you’re looking for meets your safety standards, decide on what kind of luxury you’re looking for. For example, a good set of winter sheets should be warm and durable. If your toddler sleeps with bare skin on the sheets, you should consider a soft fabric that’s suitable for sensitive skin.
- Cotton – a good pick for hot summers or warm rooms. It breathes well and doesn’t insulate.
- Jersey – Softer than 100% cotton, jersey blend keeps cool, stretches, and feels great on sensitive skin.
- Flannel – For cold rooms or non-pajama wearers, flannel stays warm and is soft to the touch.
- Hypoallergenic- If your little one has allergies, there are hypoallergenic fabrics on the market. It’s common to find sheets of cotton or silk.
The Best for Your Budget: Top Picks
Now that you know what you’re looking for check out our top picks for each price category to get your search started. These sheet sets are chosen as winners for their comfortability, durability, and cuteness.
Bicati 3-Piece Cotton Muslin Toddler Sheet Set
This breathable sheet set is 100% cotton and comes in two cute Aztec designs in pink or blue. They are easy to care for, as the label says they are machine washable and they fit a standard crib or toddler mattress.
Bicati’s sheet set comes with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet that’s fitted on one edge for active feet, and a pillowcase. It’s best to check prices, as they can change over time, but this set is currently listed online for $12.00.
My Little North Star 100% Organic Jersey Cotton Sheets (2 Pack)
It doesn’t get much softer or more breathable than jersey cotton. These luxurious toddler sheets don’t come as a set, but it is a two pack of fitted sheets. The fact that they’re 100% organic makes up for the lack of a matching set.
This particular set is a pink and white design with adorable ballerinas on them, but you can find other sheet sets by the same brand with different colors. Again, always check for price changes.
Spasilk 100% Pure Silk Standard Crib Sheet
For fabric that is top quality (and top budget) Spasilk’s imported silk sheets are the top of the line. They are machine washable and keep your little one warm during cold nights and cool when it’s hot. Silk is breathable, yet insulates to the perfect temperature for ultimate comfort.
This is not a set, so it comes only with one fitted sheet to fit a standard crib or toddler size mattresses, making the price high. However, the quality of this luxurious sheet is worth every penny. It comes in neutral colors for easy coordination with your toddler’s room.