Is a Hypoallergenic Duvet the Best Choice of First Cot Bed Duvet for my Toddler?

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It can be far more difficult choosing a first duvet for your child, than choosing a duvet for yourself. The first decision you need to make is what type of filling would be the best for your child. Natural feather and down cot bed duvets, whilst naturally breathable, contain natural dust allergens and so should be avoided by allergy sufferers. So, if your child suffers from allergies it is important to choose a cot bed duvet with a hypoallergenic filling such as hollowfibre, microfibre or silk. Cot bed duvets with a microfibre filling may be washed at 60°C, the temperature that kills dust mites and their allergens, the primary cause of bedding allergies. This makes microfibre duvets an excellent choice of children's duvet.

Should your child not suffer from allergies then a soft, microfibre cot bed duvet is still an excellent choice of duvet as it has been created specifically with the comfort and warmth of your child, and your practical needs, in mind. You may also:

  • Simply prefer the superbly soft feel of a duvet filled with the latest synthetic fibre. Cheaper versions of cot bed duvets must be avoided at all costs as they will become lumpy and uncomfortable over time.

  • Require a more cost effective choice for your child, especially considering they will outgrow their cot bed after 3 - 5 years.

  • Prefer a more practical choice of duvet that may be washed easily and possibly more frequently than you might wash your own duvet. If milk or juice is split on the duvet, or a bedwetting accident occurs and it affects the duvet a microfibre duvet can be washed and dried quickly and easily by bedtime the same day, which has got to be more convenient and less stressful for both parent and child!

  • Though there is a great choice of hypoallergenic children's bedding on the market, it is important to choose a one with a high quality filling that will remain soft and comfortable, especially with repeated washing. It must also be durable and last for at least as long as your child remains in their cot bed or toddler bed and possibly for subsequent use by a younger sibling.

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