Children in grades one through five need at least 9.5 hours of sleep each night but experts recommend they get closer to 11 hours of sleep most nights to achieve their maximum potential. Since they spend so much time in bed it makes sense to give them sheets, pillowcases, and bedding they love.
When choosing kids fitted sheets or a kids pillowcase it is important to take their personality into consideration. If your child loves dinosaurs it makes sense to look for a kids pillowcase that has dinosaurs on it or one that will complement the rest of the dinosaur themed decor.
A kids pillowcase will be resting against their face the majority of the night. It is important that it be soft and breathable so they do not become overheated and are able to rest comfortably. Find out what your child most enjoys the feel of and let that guide you when choosing the kids pillowcase that is right for them.
Children who have allergies can benefit from hypoallergenic bedding tremendously. This helps eliminate dust mites and other allergens from creating an allergic reaction during the many hours the child is in the bed every night. It is also possible to find a kids pillowcase and pillows with hypoallergenic properties.
Allergies that are left unchecked can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Even if your child is spending the recommended 11 hours in bed, if they are unable to rest due to an allergic reaction they will not have the ability to function at optimal levels the following day.
Did you know about 15% of children will still wet the bed at age 5? The number for older children is similar but happens less frequently. Because of this it can be beneficial to consider a waterproof mattress protector to ensure the child’s bed stays clean and fresh even if there is an accident.
Waterproof fitted sheets are another alternative but for children who have a tendency to toss and turn throughout the night, they can come off the bed. With a mattress protector underneath the waterproof sheets, the bed itself will have maximum protection and you will be able to rest easy.
Choosing the right kids pillowcase for your child begins with taking their unique personality into consideration. Then factor in their health needs such as allergies or occasional bed wetting to guide you to the right selection.