To me, shopping for a kid's bedroom essentials is as emotional as watching them go off on their first day of school. It is a major milestone as it is when you will first begin seeing your kid's personality or at least attempt to influence it.

While the process can be fun, it is also important to consider several factors before making the purchase.

The first consideration is size. Just like adult beds, kids' beds all come in different sizes depending on your child's age. The best way forward as far as this is concerned is to get a standard bed that will be used for a long time as your child grows before you buy the bedding. Once you know the size, then you can get the corresponding bedding size. 

The second consideration to make is the overall theme. Unlike plain coloured bedding which is usually the go-to for adults, a child's bedding should be exciting for the child. Generally, a child's room is an extension and a reflection of their personality at that time. That is why Disney princess and Spiderman themes are so common in kids of a certain age. That is how the world looks like to them. However, when making the bedding choice, ensure that whatever you choose blends easily and ideally with the general room decor.

Another important consideration you need to make is safety. Fabrics like nylon and polyester are not advisable to use in your child's bed due to the chemicals and bleaching agents used in their manufacture that may be harmful to your child's sensitive skin. Take time and read the labels to ensure that the fabric is safe and that it adheres to the fire and safety standards. For this reason, always buy your bedding from authentic and reliable stores such as Lorraine Lea.

The other important consideration you need to make is whether or not you need to invest in waterproof bedding. It goes without saying that if your child is still in the bed-wetting stage, then waterproof bedding is definitely a no-brainer. When a kid lies in wet bedding for extended periods of tim, they become more susceptible to skin irritation which can be very uncomfortable for anyone especially kids. It is important to note that there is a lot more to waterproof bedding than meets the eye. It is not just about an unattractive Macintosh pad. Waterproof bedding includes flat and fitted sheets, mattress and pillow covers as well as dryer balls. Waterproof bedding not only ensures the longevity of the bed and mattress, but also saves you the hassle of cleaning up every single morning.

Finally, you need to consider what type of bedding you will get for your child's bedroom. There are several types of bedding available in the market today to suit everyone's needs. for instance, if you live in an area prone to pests, then you may want to consider a special kind of bedding that wards off bed bugs so that you can ensure your child can sleep peacefully without any disruptions. There are also several kinds of organic bedding which are made from organic cotton and are free from harmful industrial chemicals and dyes. Pillows are also very important, when buying pillows online be sure to do your research and find one that will not only go with the style of the bedroom but one that provides comfort and support that is critical during development. It goes without saying that you may have to dig deeper into your pocket for these kind of bedding but they are worth it. After all, what's a few extra dollars when it comes to your child's safety and comfort?