We Researched the Best Places to Buy Kids' Bedding—Here Are Our Favorites

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Best Places to Buy Kids Bedding

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When it comes to finding the best kids' bedding for your little (and not-so-little) ones, comfort, color, and durability are key, and shopping online allows you to choose from tons of bedding styles at a range of prices.

We've researched online retailers that offer kids' styles, giving you cozy and colorful options to help babies, kids, and teens cuddle up in the room of their dreams. Based on selection, price range, and return policy, we gathered our favorite picks, including sustainable options from Primary, whimsical prints from The Company Store, and beautiful bundles from Brooklinen.

Read on for the best places to buy kids' bedding both you and your kids will love.

The Company Store

The Company Store
What We Like
  • Lots of adorable animal print options

  • High-quality fabrics

  • Also sells hooded blankets and sleeping bags

What We Don't Like
  • A bit pricey for kids' bedding

Our favorite sheet sets and bedding from The Company Store's kids' collection has to be their adorable animal print options. We love any decor and bedding that promises high-quality and brings the fun, which you'll get with the retailer's percale bedding for kids. 

Aside from the whimsical patterns, the Company Store promises cotton construction that remains crisp and comfortable even after washing. Many patterns include embroidered details that won't fade over time, leading to long-lasting bedding that fits easily with any nursery or kids' room decor.

In addition to duvets, linens, comforters, and quilts, the Company Store also offers fun hooded blankets and sleeping bags that makes great gifts for animal lovers or future campers.

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids
What We Like
  • Bedding features characters from Disney, Harry Potter, and more

  • Wide range of fun colors and prints

What We Don't Like
  • Pricier than competitors

Pottery Barn Kids will have all the classic, crisp children's bedding you'd expect from the brand, but what we especially love for kids are their sheet sets that feature beautiful, yet subtle illustrations from popular books and movies like Harry Potter and Frozen. 

The retailer offers elegant selections of linens and bedding sets that won't go against a curated aesthetic. We also love the large selection of personalized pillows and shams that add a custom touch to any bedspread. Additionally, these products are Oeko-Tex certified, which promises that your kids' bedding is free of harmful chemicals and toxins.

Primary

Primary Bedding

Primary

What We Like
  • Soft and sustainable fabrics

  • Gender-neutral and inclusive prints

  • Machine washable

What We Don't Like
  • Not much variety in patterns

  • Only available in twin sizes

Originally a kids’ clothing company, Primary has expanded into gender-neutral and inclusive bedding featuring colorful prints without any slogans or brand logos. We’re especially drawn to the kids’ quilt, which consists of 100 percent cotton for soft snuggles and easy washing. The bright patterns of stars, stripes, and hearts add a whimsical touch to any child’s room.

The two moms who founded this brand wanted to make sure kids could feel comfortable being themselves without fabrics telling others who they are. Their mission also extends to sustainable practices—for instance, avoiding seasonal trends that could end up in landfills by next season, and using sustainable materials, packaging, and manufacturing partners.

Crate & Kids

Crate&Kids
What We Like
  • Playful prints and solid colors you can mix and match

  • Sophisticated options that kids can use for years

What We Don't Like
  • Design-forward bedding might not appeal to kids

Crate & Kids—the shop-in-shop for children from Crate & Barrel—has bedtime covered with its extensive selection of kids bedding. From sheets and duvet inserts to quilts and blankets, you'll find playful prints and easy to mix-and-match solids that can grow with your little ones. From stars and dinosaurs to trucks and mermaids and all kinds of nautical creatures—these bedding sets will inspire sweet dreams, no question.

While you won't find any character-themed bedding, Crate & Kids appeals directly to parents with cohesive colorways that put artistry first. We especially love their organic printed cotton quilts that come in neutral tones that make it easy to style a coordinating nursery or bedroom. They also have a wide variety of decorative pillows that make an adorable addition to any room.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond 
What We Like
  • Great source for brand-name bedding

  • Easy-to-use search filters

  • Wide selection

What We Don't Like
  • Limited baby bedding

Bed Bath & Beyond is a great source for popular brands, including DKNY, Marvel, Minions, and even Pendleton. (Yes, they have a kids collection). We love how easy it is to narrow down your search on BB&B's website by brand, life stage, and bedding size. They also offer free shipping on orders over $39, along with having frequent sales and coupon offerings.

If you prefer in-person shopping, Bed Bath & Beyond has the best of both worlds, often with bedding displays that make it easy to envision how a comforter or duvet will look like in action. The retailer provides a healthy mix of trendy pieces and classic, neutral options.

West Elm

West Elm 
What We Like
  • Modern kids' bedding in sophisticated colors and prints

  • Versatile options your kids can use for years

What We Don't Like
  • Design-forward bedding might not appeal to all kids

West Elm offers an array of sheet sets, duvet covers, and quilts that can serve as a sophisticated, welcoming canvas for your kids rooms' more playful items like toys and artwork. We also love that these bedding sets can also work for older kids and even teens, extending the life of your purchase.

Opt for West Elm when looking for interesting textures to add to your space, from velvet sheets, puffy comforters, stitched quilts, pintuck duvets, and more. For easy shopping, West Elm Kids also offers a "build your own set" option in which you choose one duvet cover, two shams, one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillowcases in the size and color you choose. This gives customers the freedom to build a cohesive set or mix and match different colors for a unique decor choice.

Brooklinen

Brooklinen Brooklittles
Courtesy of Brooklinen.
What We Like
  • Vintage prints and bright colors

  • Easy-to-gift bundles

What We Don't Like
  • Limited selection

The Brooklittles Collection from Brooklinen features the same high quality and comfort you've come to expect from the online retailer, but everything in this collection is made with kids in mind. There are sheets, quilts, and baby bundles with a swaddle set, crib sheets, and quilt in one easy-to-gift package. The collection features beautiful vintage prints discovered at The Design Library, with a mix of bright pastel, neon, and neutral color options that will make your toddler's room look oh-so-chic.

Perfect for babies and toddlers, Brooklinen's bundles and bed sets make it easy to shop for everything you need all in one place. The selection, though limited, makes the online shopping experience quick and easy, making this a great pick for new moms or those looking for a baby shower gift.

Modern Nursery

Modern Nursery
What We Like
  • Great options for babies and toddlers

  • Easy to search filters

  • Sustainable options

What We Don't Like
  • The focus on matching items might be too much for some

Along with having all kinds of necessities for baby, Modern Nursery offers a fun selection of bedding for toddlers and kids, too. For those looking for a truly cohesive look, you can purchase curtains, rug, and bedding all in the same print. But, you can also mix and match to create the look you're after in your kids' room.

Modern Nursery also offers products include bassinet sheet sets, nursing pillows, water-repellent crib covers, changing pads, and other essentials you won't find at other retailers. The easy-to-use filters set this site apart, allowing parents to search by brand, color, size, and even certification, for eco-friendly, sustainable, and OEKO-TEX certified picks.

Garnet Hill

 Garnett Hill
What We Like
  • Known for their flannel bedding

  • Glow-in-the-dark bedding

What We Don't Like
  • Limited selection

Along with a really nice selection of soft and sophisticated kids bedding options, Garnet Hill has something we haven't seen from other online retailers: sheets with glow-in-the-dark designs. The flannel sheet set, duvet cover and pillow cases all feature cute illustrated rocket ships that glow when the lights go out for a built-in night light.

Garnet Hill organizes their picks in different shops, some featuring all linen or cotton, and others only showing OEKO-TEX certified products or monogrammed options. However, they are known for their flannel bedding that thousands of happy customers claim are cozy and soft for the wintertime, dubbing them worth the splurge.

Amazon

Amazon
What We Like
  • Tons of character-based bedding

  • Affordable options with fast shipping

  • Easy-to-use search filters

What We Don't Like
  • Can be overwhelming to sort through options

We know, we know—you can find literally anything on Amazon these days. If you're looking for a bit of a one-stop-shop for outfitting your kids' room and bed, it's a great option. With Prime, you can even have your purchases in just two days. Amazon has tons of character-based bedding your kids will love from movies and TV shows they're obsessed with, like Moana, Cars, and Super Mario Brothers—plus, a huge selection of more timeless designs from brands like Urban Habitat, Highbuy, and Sweet Jojo. 

While Amazon's seemingly limitless options may seem overwhelming, the multiple features make it easy to search for exactly what you need. Unlike other retailers, Amazon is very transparent with their reviews, so you can do a bit of digging to see what other customers think before taking the plunge.

Macy's

 Macy's
What We Like
  • Frequent deals on name-brand bedding

  • A great place to buy furniture for babies and kids

  • In-person shopping option

What We Don't Like
  • Not as many sophisticated styles for older kids

Because of their frequent sales and amazing deals, we always recommend checking out Macy's when shopping for home goods and bedding. You'll often find popular brands like Ink+Ivy, Marvel, Disney, and Star Wars marked down to killer prices. They offer a good mix of super-youthful and playful character bedding from movies as well as more classic, grow-with-them colors and patterns.

In-person shoppers will appreciate Macy's easy browsing, beautiful displays, and frequent steals. Those shopping online will be happy to see filter for popular brands, as well as beloved designs including unicorns, space, mermaids, and dinosaurs.

Target

Striped quilt and polka dot bedding from target
Target
What We Like
  • Lots of options for babies, kids, and teens

  • Wide range of styles and colors

  • Can shop in-person as well

What We Don't Like
  • Prices vary

No surprise here, but Target proves to be a great resource for kids bedding when you don't want to spend a fortune. If you're looking for cool and understated, they've got it. If you're looking for cute and themed, they have collections for that, too. Throw pillows shaped like foxes, tents that make a bed feel like a fort, and bedding covered in their favorite characters are all available.

Target's in-house brand Pillowfort is one of our favorite collections for bedding—it is the perfect blend of childhood whimsy and works-for-the-whole-house style. With in-person, pick-up, and shipping options, Target makes it easy to find the right bedding for you and your child, as well as the perfect way to shop for your lifestyle.

What to Look For When Buying Kids' Bedding

Selection

When shopping online, proper filters make it easy to sort through hundreds of options and find what you are looking for. Smaller selections are easier to pick from, but may not have everything you need in one place.

Consider who you are buying for to find the perfect online shop that will have age-appropriate bedding and styles—whether it be babies, teens, or anyone in between. Many of the retailers on this list include all of the above, while others are more suited for one age group.

With everything needed to make a bed, from sheets, pillowcases, duvets, and comforters, look for sites that offer bundles to simplify this process. Some sites sell additional accessories like throw pillows, bed skirts, fun blankets, and even sleeping bags. A one-stop shop may be the most convenient option, but other options often include artistic touches or customization that add a bit of interest to a room.

Designs

For newborns, parents can choose understated designs that match their nursery, but once kids begin to speak and develop interests, they may demand more of a say in their bedding decor. If you're trying to appeal to a younger crowd, big box stores like Target and Macy's will offer licensed products from Disney, Marvel, Paw Patrol, and more that feature popular characters.

Material

When buying beddings, especially for kids, parents should look for material without harmful chemicals or toxins. Luckily, many retailers offer explicit details about the makeup of their bedding. You can choose from cotton, flannel, linen, cashmere, and more. Look for picks that are OEKO-TEK certified, which ensure all the materials are safe and clean. Some retailers even allow you to only look at products that match this certification. Others offer sustainable and eco-friendly options, so after looking at safe products for your kids, consider how important other factors like sustainability impact your shopping process.

Material also affects the care process. For easy care, look for machine-washable options. This is especially important for kids who are prone to accidents and spills. Even when opting for more luxurious materials, it can't hurt to take a peek at the care details to see what's in store on wash day. Pro tip: cotton is notoriously easier to care for than cashmere.

Return Policy

Even after browsing hundreds of options and taking care to choose the right one, sometimes things just don't work out the way we planned. That's why reviewing a retailer's return policy is always a good idea. Luckily, many options on this list make returning easy within a specific period in case something arrives incorrectly or your child doesn't like your pick. At some places, you can even return your products in-person. Be aware that items bought on sale won't always guarantee a refund.

FAQ
  • What bedding do kids need?

    The bedding a child needs will depend on their age. Newborns sleeping in a crib need an appropriately sized mattress and a fitted crib sheet. At this age, sleep sacks and comfy clothing are often used instead of blankets. Keep in mind that anything beyond these materials can pose a choking hazard for little ones. Toddlers can begin to sleep with lightweight blankets and small pillows in their bed. As always, be sure to confirm with your pediatrician before adding or taking away bedding for your child to ensure ultimate safety.

    Once kids graduate to a "big kid bed," they will need a complete bedding set. This includes a fitted sheet, sometimes a top sheet, pillowcases, and a duvet, quilt, or comforter. Be sure to always have extra blankets on hand for colder months, as well.

  • How often should you clean bedding for kids?

    Sheets and pillowcases should be changed at least every 10 days. Experts agree that two weeks should be the longest period between washes. Because kids are prone to spills and those in diapers may experience leaks or accidents, you may need to wash bedding more often than recommended. When a spill occurs, you should wash immediately to avoid stains. Be sure to review care instructions before washing.

  • How do you buy bedding on a budget?

    Bedding, even for kids, can get expensive, but there are many ways to shop on a budget. The retailers on this list cover a wide range of prices, so there is guaranteed to be something in your price range. First, look for sales. These are more common at big box stores like Target and Macy's, but other sites will have discounts throughout the year, especially on holidays. The material you choose will also affect the price. Cotton tends to be cheaper than flannel, linen, satin, or cashmere. Because kids eventually outgrow their beds and thus, their bedding, choosing a less expensive option at first can be a smart move. Then, when they graduate to a real bed, you can splurge on a fun design or higher-quality material because they will use it for a longer period of time.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was edited and researched by Cristina Sanza, a lifestyle writer specializing in home products and organization hacks.

Additional reporting was done by Julia Fields, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays. She's also covered similar topics in other roles, including toy reviews, product round-ups, craft articles, and more.

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