When choosing sheets for your toddler’s crib or bed, you want quality, durability, and yes, comfort. Once you begin potty training, you will probably continue to diaper your toddler at night. However, once they are well on their way to being potty trained, they may no longer want to sleep in their diapers!
Finding Quality Sheets for Your Toddler
When looking for quality sheets, you may be interested to know a little bit about thread count. Basically, each square inch of fabric has a specific number of threads woven into it. The thread count can be increased by weaving in extra threads.
You can usually find kids’ fitted sheets, top sheets, and pillowcases in a variety of fabrics. One of these is Percale, which is cotton with a 200-thread count or higher. It tends to be more durable–and comfortable–than cotton satin because it doesn’t “pill” due to its denser weave.
Linen sheets are another option for kids’ fitted sheets, top sheets, and pillow cases. A thread count of 200-to-800 is usually recommended.
If your toddler prefers lighter, softer sheets, an industry expert says to look for a thread count of 400. For a heavier sheet that’s still soft on your toddler’s skin, you may want to choose a Percale sheet with a thread count of 800.
Creating Comfort at Bedtime
Whether your toddler sleeps in a crib or a bed, you will want to have a hypoallergenic waterproof mattress protector and potty training sheets. A hypoallergenic pillow case is also a good idea, as some toddlers become quite attached to their pillows as well as their favorite toys.
Depending on your toddler’s preference, they may just want to sleep with a bottom fitted sheet. Some toddlers, though, may like to have a top sheet beneath their favorite blanket or comforter.
Taking the Stress Out of Potty Training
Choosing quality potty training sheets is one way to take the stress out of this child-development milestone. As a parent, you know how important this time is, so be sure to praise your toddler for having a dry bed in the morning.
Accidents do happen, though, especially if your toddler is a sound sleeper. When you know your child is getting a good-night’s sleep, don’t you sleep better, too?