Children's sleep should be healthy and strong. In order to ensure your beloved son a full rest and recovery of energy after a long active day, it is necessary to take into account a large variety of various factors. Among them are fresh air in the room, silence, a comfortable mattress and, of course, high-quality and comfortable bedding.
Not every fabric is suitable for baby bedding. The material must comply with a number of hygiene requirements.
- Security. The fabric should be cotton without synthetic impurities. Paints should be made of environmentally friendly raw materials without impurities of toxic components. The appearance of an extraneous chemical smell, which is felt immediately upon opening the package with the goods, can signal a low quality of the canvas. In addition, you should also refuse to purchase if the paint remains on hand. Most likely, when staining the material, low-grade coloring substances were used, which are often unsafe for the life and health of the child.
- Hygiene The main parameter that should distinguish baby bedding from an adult is the ability to wash at fairly high temperatures without the risk of shrinkage and deformation.
In addition, the canvas must withstand hot ironing. Only in this way can maximum disinfection of bedding be achieved.
- Hypoallergenicity. It is important that the material does not contain substances that cause an allergy in the child, which can manifest itself in the form of rashes, shortness of breath, cough, conjunctivitis and rhinitis.
- Hygroscopicity. Material intended for sewing baby clothes should absorb sweat, saliva and tears well.
- Breathability. The fabric must certainly be breathable, otherwise during sleep there will be a greenhouse effect, which often leads to overheating of the baby.
- Antistatic. Children's underwear should not be electrified by contact with the body and hair of the child. It is strictly forbidden to use matter that can accumulate static electricity.
- Bed linens should be pleasing to the body. It is optimal for the fabric to be soft and silky.
Most often for sewing baby bedding use:
Let us dwell on the most popular types of fabric.
It is a 100% natural and environmentally friendly material. Its distinctive features are wear resistance, durability and increased breathability. In addition, flax heats well and quickly, retains heat well, which is especially important in the cold season. At the same time, in the heat, on the contrary, the fabric remains cool and breathable, which ensures a high level of sleep comfort.
It is noteworthy that in the structure of flax there is a special antiseptic substance - silica, which prevents the formation of pathogenic microflora. And, as a result, your son will be reliably protected from the appearance of fungi and other dangerous bacteria. The fabric is characterized by good wear resistance, therefore, even after numerous washes, it does not turn yellow, and over time it only becomes softer.
This is a cotton cloth obtained by weaving thick thick threads that can be seen even with the naked eye. The main advantages of the material are its density, resistance to abrasion and wear, hygiene and hypoallergenicity. An important plus is the low cost of such a fabric, therefore, baby bedding made from it is affordable for most families.
There is one feature that should be taken into account when buying a sleep kit: according to existing GOSTs in the countries of the former USSR, calico is 100% cotton, but in China and Pakistan, standards allow the presence of synthetic fiber impurities, which can reach 15%. This should be considered when choosing products of a particular manufacturer.
This choice is most often made by the mothers of the youngest boys, since the material is very warm and soft at the same time. The canvas is a cotton fabric covered with a small fluffy fleece.
It should be borne in mind that such material is not recommended to be washed at high temperature and rubbed, otherwise spools will form on it.
Another cotton canvas. Its front side has a pronounced glossy shine, so underwear is most often used for sewing night sets for teenage boys.
Very dense fabric made of 100% cotton, which during use does not wrinkle or wear. The material is completely hypoallergenic, it lets air through, but at the same time absorbs and retains moisture well.
More often than others, this material is used to make blankets and pillows due to its density. However, despite this structure, the material remains quite silky, breathable and very pleasant to the touch.
When choosing a shade of bedding, it would be nice to take into account the recommendations of psychologists. Experts say that children do not need to buy linen with bright patterns, no matter how beautiful and stylish they are: in such a bed the baby will not be able to sleep, he will become excited and restless. In addition, each color has a certain effect on the psyche. So, light shades of yellow have a calming effect, help relieve emotional stress and relax. It is better to give preference to such fabrics if your son is too active.
The blue color has a similar effect: it calms and promotes the speedy falling asleep of a child. If your child has vision problems, it is best to choose a kit for him in white and green colors. It has been proven that these colors have the most positive effect on human vision.
But for little ones it is worth stopping at pastel shades: coffee, chocolate or caramel. It is generally accepted that such a color scheme stimulates appetite.
As for the drawing itself, its choice largely depends on the age of the child and his preferences. However, for the smallest, it is better to do without a drawing at all or to choose a fabric with a small unobtrusive print.
Children under 3 years old are most often interested in “children's” drawings: funny little animals, heroes of favorite fairy tales, houses, berries or some toys known to everyone. Kits with cars or in a marine style are very popular.
It is important that the canvas is not too colorful, but at the same time positive and vibrant.
Slightly older boys (from 3 to 7 years old) already have certain hobbies and hobbies - they can be reflected in sleep kits. For example, your favorite movie characters, as well as cars, planes, rockets, football, balls or some exotic animals, can be depicted on a sheet and blanket.
Keep in mind that if you decide to purchase a kit that depicts cartoon characters, then try not to build on generally accepted patterns, but take into account the interests of the child himself. For example, for one, the idol is the small robot Valley, for the other, funny ninja turtles, while still others dream of going to the city of wheelbarrows to spend time with Meter and Lightning McQueen. Popular are also Spider-Man, Batman and Superman.
Still on bedding should not be objects associated with aggression. Not the best choice will be monsters, skulls, vampires, as well as sharp and cutting objects.
When a child goes to school, it is worth entrusting the choice of bedding design to the boy himself. In this way, parents will be able to show the growing son that they take into account his opinion and thereby increase the child’s self-esteem.
As for the sizes of linen, it is better to purchase 1.5 - or 2-bedroom sets, even if the mattress is designed for one child: young boys often toss and turn in their sleep, and if the linen is too narrow, then it is likely that in the middle of the night your son will sleeping on the mattress.
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