Posted by TinyTotties on September 21 2009
We know how fun it is for you to periodically freshen up the look of your child's room by adding new crib bedding sets, and so we are always adding to our collection of crib bedding, toddler bedding and children's bedding.
Buying new crib bedding is especially fun when the seasons change and you feel the need to change things around the house. Purchasing a new set of crib bedding is an easy, affordable way to makeover your child's room without spending too much.
Here's an overview of some of our favorite new additions to our line of crib and toddler bedding sets.
Dr. Seuss ABC 4-piece Crib Bedding Set
The Dr. Seuss 4 Piece Crib Bedding Set by Trend Lab is suitable for girls or boys and is a celebration of the renowned children's author's ABC book. The classic book's Icabod and Izzy characters are spotlighted in the center motif alongside large ABC letters embroidered on white mini-waffle pique.
The rich deep colors include barn red, avocado green, cornflower blue, mango orange and chocolate brown. Bold dots, variegated stripes, and a whimsical alphabet and character scatter-print bring a fun Dr. Seuss classic to life.
This 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set includes a crib bumper, crib skirt, crib sheet, and crib quilt. It’s on sale for just $189.99, with no sales tax and free shipping in the U.S.
Pink & Green Flower 5-Piece Toddler Bedding Set by Sweet Jojo Designs
Pink and lovely – the perfect bedding set for little girls. I love the cheerful design, which features large, bright, pink and green flowers. It's a timeless look that will last for many seasons. Fabrics are non-allergenic, 100% cotton and machine washable for easy care. Set includes s a comforter, a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a pillow sham, and a pillowcase.
The look is so pretty, you will probably want to add extra items such as the gorgeous lampshade, the wall décor set, and a bed skirt.
At just $69.99 for the 5-piece set, you get high quality and a beautiful design for an incredibly low price.
Mod Dots Purple 9-Piece Crib Bedding Set by Sweet Jojo Designs
I love the mod look because it's so clean and modern. If you ever find yourself worrying about the nursery looking too "cutesy" or kitsch, this crisp, simple look will make sure it doesn't. The combination of large purple and chocolate dots on white creates an incredibly sophisticated look. If you have a modern taste, this look will appeal not just to your little one – but to you too!
This 9-Piece Crib Set is made of 100% cotton and includes a crib comforter, crib bumper, fitted sheet, crib skirt, diaper stacker, toy bag, decorative pillow, and two window valances. Priced at $189.99, it's a great value for this classic, timeless look.
Butterfly Pink & Lavender 9-Piece Crib Bedding Set by Sweet Jojo Designs
Sometimes, an all-pink room is not what you have in mind. Sometimes you want a different, more exciting color combination. If you prefer a more sophisticated look for your little girl's nursery, the Butterfly Pink & Lavender 9-Piece Crib Bedding Set by Sweet Jojo Designs is exactly what you’re looking for.
This baby girl bedding set features a pretty color combination of pink, purple, yellow and sage green. It is made from 100% cotton and is machine washable for easy care. It features detailed embroidery and appliqués of butterflies and flowers that create a cute garden-themed look for your nursery.
The set includes a crib comforter, crib bumper, fitted sheet, crib skirt, diaper stacker, toy bag, decorative pillow, and two window valances. At just $149.99 and free shipping, it is a real bargain. Take advantage of it today.
Butterfly Pink & Orange Toddler Bedding Set by Sweet Jojo Designs
Another crisp, gorgeous design for little girls, this 5-piece toddler bedding set features large, bright, pink and orange butterflies. I love the addition of orange here – it goes well with the pink while making sure the look is clean and modern, and not overwhelmingly pink.
Fabric is 100% cotton, non-allergenic and machine washable. The set costs just $69.99, and you can add several more lovely, matching, affordable items such as the gorgeous wall décor that sells for just $19.99.
We are always adding new items to our collection of crib bedding, designed by Sweet Jojo Designs, Trend Lab, Glenna Jean, Doodlefish and many more. Check back again soon!
Posted by TinyTotties on September 19 2009
It's Here, It's Here, It's Finally Really Here
When I was a child, I loved having the Dr. Seuss books read to me. They always made me laugh and I loved the colorful characters shown in the books. So when I heard Trend Lab was producing a new line of children's bedding sets with a Dr. Seuss theme, I couldn't wait to see them. The first bedding set to be released is the Dr. Seuss ABC 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set. This set features everything I loved about the Dr. Seuss books, including 2 of the whimsical characters, fun alphabet letters, and brightly-colored patterns of polka dots and stripes. Trend also makes a Dr. Seuss ABC toddler bedding set so you can read the Dr. Seuss books to your child in their Dr. Seuss bed.
View our entire Dr. Seuss Collection by Trend Lab, including wonderful matching accessories.
Posted by TinyTotties on March 21 2009
Most parents ask themselves this question sooner or later. I know I did. Unlike other milestones such as “when should I introduce solid food,” there really is no set time for when you should move your child to a toddler bed. However, most children make the transition sometime between the ages of 1½ and 3.
credit: Jessica Merz
The best strategy: watch your child and determine if she’s ready to make the transition. For my husband and me, it was easy enough to identify the right time with both our kids. We transitioned our firstborn to a toddler bed a couple of months before her sister arrived. She was almost two years old, and the transition went smoothly. Experts suggest to make this transition at least 2 months before the new baby arrives, to allow the toddler plenty of time to adjust to the new bed and prevent feelings of jealousy over the baby taking over “her” crib.
With our second child, we thought there was no rush since we knew she would be our last child, but she had plans of her own. She started climbing out of the crib when she was just 1½! She would climb to the top of the rails, look down, then simply let her little body slide to the (thankfully carpeted) floor. Lowering the crib mattress to the very lowest position bought us a couple of months, but eventually we gave up and moved her to a toddler bed.
Although there are no set rules, once your toddler is around 3, you should definitely consider making the transition, since at that age he could be too big for a crib. In addition, if he’s potty trained, a crib will make it harder for him to use the bathroom at night.
Once you decide to go ahead, you may be in for a fight. This depends, of course, on your child’s personality. It also depends on whether she is your firstborn. While younger siblings often look forward to being just like their older siblings and moving to a “big-kid bed,” firstborns tend to become attached to their crib, especially if they sense that they are being pushed out of it in order to accommodate a new baby.
To help your child adjust to his new bed, try to make the new bed look as much as possible like your child’s old crib. It’s a good idea to place the new bed in the same spot his crib used to be. Making a big deal out of his “being a big boy” that is moving to a “big boy bed” might help, but with some kids it could actually backfire because they don’t want to be big – they desperately want to hold on to being your baby.
A small toddler bed might seem friendlier than a “big” twin bed. It’s also helpful to purchase bedding sets that are as similar as possible to his old crib bedding sets.
Purchasing Sweet Jojo Designs bedding sets will make your life easy because the company offers crib bedding sets, toddler bedding sets, and children’s bedding sets (available in twin and queen sizes) – many of them in the same designs.
The Pink Zebra Bedding Set for girls is my favorite example, because in addition to being simply gorgeous, it is identical to the pink zebra crib bedding set, which can make the transition so much easier on your little girl.
Purchasing twin or queen designs that are similar to your crib bedding sets also mean you can use the same accessories you already have, such as a lamp or a hamper.
Another beautiful style for little girls is the Pink & Chocolate Mod Dots Bedding Set. For just $89.99, you get a comforter, a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a pillow sham, and a pillowcase. The style is very clean and ultra-modern, yet has a wonderful appeal for little girls.
For your little boy who is ready to move to a big-kid bed, try the All Star Bedding Set. It’s a fun, clean design, and again, if your child used the same design in his crib, the transition would be so much easier on him. Another great design for little boys is the Wild West Bedding Set. This design is especially fun, because it features exclusive western-themed prints such as a cowboy, a red bandanna, horseshoes and sheriff stars.
No matter what bedding you choose, just remember to be patient with your little one. It’s a big change in their world, and before you know it you’ll be wishing you could go back to the days when they were small enough to sleep in a crib.