We have a room in our house that gets almost no heat in the winter and almost no AC in the summer. Not such a huge problem in Summer, but Winter is bad. It's always colder than any other room in the house -- and it happens to be the nursery.
Now that my baby is five, it shouldn't really matter because blankets should keep him warm enough. But THIS little guy is a wild sleeper. I can't keep him covered. I tuck him in at bedtime, and again when I go to bed, and yet he's always curled up on a bare bed when I wake him in the morning.
I first heard of Beddy's when they did their Kickstarter campaign. I thought it was a great idea at the time, but I wasn't looking for bedding. Then this fall, my son ended up playing on the same football team as Betsy Mikesell's (co-owner and inventor of Beddy's) son. I took a second look at their beautiful website and knew I had to have one for that wild sleeper of mine. I have to say, it's everything I hoped it would be (and dang I wish I had a little girl to buy for because I LOVE their ruffle bedding).
Beddy's are the complete package -- mattress cover, fitted sheet, bedspread + matching pillowcase and pillow sham. The quality is obvious the minute you take it out of the bag. It could easily fit a mattress several inches thicker than ours, and the elastic is big and sturdy -- keeping everything in place, no matter how much that kid tosses and turns. The bedspread is lined with minky fabric that I would LOVE to have on my bed. And the zippers that run from end to end on either side of the bed are big, sturdy, and easy to pull. And when it's time to wash, the whole thing will come off and go through the machine in one piece.
My little guy chose the blue, which worked out great with his Spiderman stuff. I like a fitted sheet over the box spring instead of a dust ruffle. We used his favorite Spiderman sheet and he loves that it's still on his bed. I love that we have the overall effect of character bedding, but it will be so easy to change the theme any time we want to by just changing the accessories (way easier than changing the paint on the walls -- glad he still likes his nursery sailboats).
(One full hour of cleaning went into this photo shoot. Lego minefield, and then some.)
Now check out the inside. What kid doesn't love minky fabric? It's the best! And if you look closely you can see that there's some extra minky fabric folded inside so it will extend out a bit if you choose not to zip it up for sleeping. They thought of everything!
The zipper pulls are nice and big so my pre-schooler doesn't have any trouble gripping them.
And how do you think he feels about it?
He LOVES his Beddy's! He likes to be zipped all the way up, but I sneak in and unzip it just a little after he falls asleep. I should mention that he has no problem zipping and unzipping when he's in the bed, so it's easy for him to get in and out. The best part is, he stays tucked in all night. I can't imagine that he slept very soundly when he was cold. Now we both sleep better because he's warm and I'm not worried about him.
It's a bonus to me that it's SO easy to make the bed -- just zip it and go. If they ever come out with a king sized I will be all over it! But for now, this makes my heart sing :-)
***Betsy did not ask me to write any of this, and has no idea I'm doing it. I'm getting nothing from this but the satisfaction of sharing a great product.***