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The best kids’ sheets in 2019




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Buying the best sheets for your kid means taking into consideration various factors. First, of course, you simply need to select the right linens for your child’s mattress, be it a toddler, twin bed, twin XL, or full. Then, you need to consider the aesthetics of the room and the home and balance that against your kid’s interests. If you have a baseball fan, then sports-themed sheets might be a great choice … unless they will make a jarring contrast against the generally minimalist interior design of the home. On the other hand, if you have a warm, richly decorated country or Craftsman house, monotone or subtly patterned sheets may look out of place.

You also need to keep in mind how quickly kids’ tastes can change. Your son may love dinosaurs this week, but next week he might get into trucks, unicorns, or robots. And while you may love pink and purple, your daughter might not, so don’t simply buy sheets that skew toward one gender based on color or pattern. Meet your kids where they are while being watchful for those passing interests; a good set of kids’ sheets should last a few years, and many are actually pretty expensive, so take your time with the choice. On the other hand, you can also buy cheaper sheets and give in to the whim of the moment, knowing the thinner, lower-quality sheets won’t last forever.

Just make sure you buy your kid sheets in a material he or she will find comfortable and that fits the season; no flannel in summer, for example, and if she doesn’t like the feel of polyester microfiber, don’t force it on her. Kids spend a large portion of their lives sleeping, so make sure their sheets help them to rest well.

Finally, here’s a tip from my own experience: If you’re getting a backup set of sheets, make them as neutral as possible. My son loves dogs and robots, so his primary two sets of sheet feature said characters, but we keep some basic off-white sheets in reserve. That way, we never get pushback when the go-to options aren’t available, and we’ll be able to use them for his sister when she’s older.

Here are the best kids’ sheets you can buy:

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