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Watch Super Bowl LIII in a comfy football bean bag chair and you’ll be the first winner. There are many other sizes and colors for everyone – even for non-sports fans. Comfy adult sizes too! Visit us online – we’re open 24/7. Worldwide shipping available.

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Try Before You Buy

Most folks find it awkward but you really do have to lie down and give the mattress a try before you buy. Be sure to fully stretch out or curl up in your favorite sleeping position. Next, roll from side to side. Then sit up as if you’re reading in bed. It is important also to sit on the edge of the mattress to test its firmness. If the store employees give you a standing ovation, you have possibly provided their best entertainment of the day. A mattress purchase is a long term investment so you have done yourself a favor too.

We find that people are constantly confused with all of the different mattress sizes. Here is a simple explanation that we hope you will find helpful.

Twin or Single Size Mattress

A twin or single mattress is 39” wide x 74” long. This is the smallest mattress size available.  It’s ideal for children who have outgrown their crib or toddler bed. Also ideal for adults who have small bedrooms.  This size is commonly used for daybeds, bunk beds, dorm rooms, or a small guest bedroom. It’s not a recommended size for those sleeping with a partner.

XL Twin Size Mattress

An XL twin mattress is 6” longer than a twin size but same width. Ideal for children who are taller or for smaller size bedrooms. This is also great for tall adults who do not have room for a wider bed. Two XL twin mattresses make up the same dimensions as one king size mattress.

Full or Double Size Mattress

A full or double size mattress is 54” wide x  80” long which is the same length as a twin mattress but it is 15” wider. Full-size mattresses are a good choice for single sleepers who like to sprawl out or for couples who have a small bedroom.

XL Full or Double Size Mattress

An XL full bed might not be a common size, but it is a versatile one. A full extra long mattress measures 54″wide x  80″ long. It is just as long as a queen or king, but because of its narrower shape, it will fit better in smaller rooms. It is a great choice for teens or adults who want plenty of room to sleep but don’t want to sacrifice space in their bedroom.

Queen Size Mattress

A queen mattress measures 60” wide x  80” long. It is both wider and longer than a full size mattress.  Often preferred by a single person who really likes lots of extra sleeping space. It is the most popular size in the United States for couples. To comfortably fit a queen size mattress in your bedroom, it is recommended that your bedroom be at least 10’L x 10’W.

King Size Mattress

A king size mattress measures 76″ wide x 80″ long. It is the same length as a queen size but 16″ wider.  Couples requiring extra space will find the king size perfect. Families co-sleeping with young children or pets prefer this size. To comfortably fit a King size mattress in your bedroom, it is recommended that your bedroom be at least 12’W x 12’W.

California King Size Mattress

A California king size mattress is 4” longer in length but narrower by 4” than a standard king. It is extremely spacious for active sleepers or couples sleeping with young children or multiple pets. To comfortably fit a California King size mattress in your bedroom, it is recommended that your bedroom be at least 12’W x 12’L.

Crib Mattress

A crib mattress is  29” wide x 52” long. These mattresses are designed for baby cribs to be used by newborns to toddlers. They are designed until a child is about 18 months old or reaches 3 feet in height or begins climbing out of their crib. A firm mattress is necessary to prevent a newborn’s face from sinking in to avoid an increased risk of SIDS.

Try Before You Buy

Most folks find it awkward, but you really do have to lie down and give the mattress a try before you buy. Be sure to fully stretch out or curl up in your favorite sleeping position. Next, roll from side to side. Then sit up as if you’re reading in bed. It is important also to sit on the edge of the mattress to test its firmness. If the store employees give you a standing ovation, you have possibly provided their best entertainment of the day. A mattress purchase is a long term investment so you have done yourself a favor too.

 

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You are not alone if you find yourself suffering the post-holiday buried in toys syndrome.

Take advantage of this time to do some decluttering and organizing your kiddos toys.

Make room for the newly acquired toys by playing a game of lining up and counting all of the new toys. Next, have your child match each new toy up with one that is no longer being played with.  An excellent opportunity for teaching your children a lesson in sharing exists here. Explain how happy some other children will be to receive the toys and how they will be new toys for the other children to play with.

If resistance is encountered,  ask your child to think about the last time a particular toy was played with, and if it’s been over six months, “wouldn’t it be nice to let another child play with it?”

There are charities all across the country that collect toys for various organizations. Almost everyday Totally Kids fun furniture and toys receives new and gently used toys donated for Twin Cities families affected by Autism. If you are in the Minneapolis St. Paul area please drop off any toys that you can spare.

We would like to express gratitude to all of those who have so generously donated toys over the last few years. Thank you!

Who’s ready for a long winter’s nap? Tonight’s the night folks. Well, that’s if you are here with us in the Northland. The winter solstice begins today, December 21, 2018 at 11:11 AM, a day with only 8 hours and 46 minutes of daylight; therefore offering a very long winter’s night for napping.

Totally Kids fun furniture and toys has the largest selection of kids beds, ideal for the occasion. Stay warm and cozy up in one of these beds:

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Climb into our Metra Mid-High Loft Bed,  Many other stairway beds are available for dreaming.

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A big bookcase captains bed offers storage space as well as slumber.  The Ravenswood Big Bookcase Bed is an all time favorite.

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Somehow families visiting the Totally Kids showroom always end up chilling under the Boone Sleeps 3 or More bed.  The futon folds down into a double bed.  Many other styles are available for sleeping more than 2 children in a room.

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Your kiddos can finish a fun day of play in this fort bed, Check out all of the other theme beds at Totally Kids.

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You know she’s your princess, so tuck her snug into her own Princess bed.

 

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Now that the little ones are all tucked into their beds, Mom and Dad can begin their long winter’s nap.

Reminder: Do not let our name fool you, we have great beds for big people aka: adults. Visit us soon. We’re open 24/7 online.

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

 

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It is easier than you think to find your perfect dreamboat.

Ahoy there matey. If it’s a new watercraft that you are dreaming of, or needing one to dream on, look no farther. Check out this vessel and oh so many other fantastic theme beds: castles, trains, rocket ships, dollhouse, clubhouse fort beds and so many more. Visit us online – we’re open 24/7. Worldwide shipping available.

Give us a call at 952-881-2425 so we can help you find your perfect dreamboat.

 

 

 

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Do not let our name fool you, check out all of the great furniture for folks who once were kids. AKA: adults.

Take 10% OFF sitewide. Remember we ship worldwide.

Visit us online – we are open 24/7 online.

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Let Your Saturday Adventures Begin! Stop by Totally Kids fun furniture & toys today and take 50% OFF most kids furniture and ALL Toys. Just one mile west of the Mall of America.

 

Signs

Stephanie Lynn will show you how. to make some great signs to help begin your indoor adventure.

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There are so many DIY inspirations for building a safe indoor firepit for the day. Full Home Living has 10 options for flameless smokeless fires.

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Indoor Smores!!! Pop on over to Like Mother Like Daughter where Ellen and Aimee, the mother & daughter duo has the recipe for you.

Let your Saturday adventures begin.

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The possibilities are endless for what you can frame on your walls with this wallpaper aptly named “Frames”.

Go right ahead, put a photo, drawing, hang your blue ribbons,  paste on a little bling or use your creative skills and attempt to paint something in one of the frames. It’s simply up to you! You’ll love how interactive it is.

“Frames”  by Taylor & Wood for Graham & Brown  is only $50 per roll, so you’ll still have some cash left over for markers and paints.

What do you think? You’re Framed?

We have found for many parents, choosing the best mattress for their child can be rather confusing since there are so many different types of mattresses available. It is important to remember without the right mattress, sleeping could become a problem for your child. You may have found that at a glance, mattresses all seem the same. However, there are few things you need to consider before making the decision to purchase.

How to Choose the Right Mattress for Your Child

1. Growing widespread concern regarding the effects of potentially harmful chemicals.

As your child will spend about ten to twelve hours a day sleeping on their mattress for many years, it is best you avoid heavily-treated mattresses containing polyurethane foam, Eco-foam (which is mostly polyurethane foam), vinyl (PVC), phthalates, chemical fire retardants or barriers, and industrial chemicals. Many chemicals may release gases from the mattress and be inhaled by your child.

2. Mattresses that are made of organic and non-toxic materials are ideal for children. A good choice is a mattress made with organic cotton or organic wool fabrics and filling. Children are especially sensitive to toxic chemicals so care should be taken to limit their exposure.

Remember that not all organic mattresses are alike. For instance, “natural latex” or “coir” may actually be allergenic for your child. Look for a mattress that has earned the recommendation or certification of a reputable organization.

Avoid vinyl, nylon, polyurethane. Ask for FDA food-grade polyethylene, the safest way to waterproof and dust mite proof a mattress.

In addition, you will want to purchase a good firm mattress. A firm mattress provides a child with proper support for their growing bodies which is recommended by pediatricians.

3. Certainly, the price is also a factor. A cheap mattress would mean that your child could end up losing sleep when the springs start to poke through or when the mattress starts to sag.

Make sure to do a research and focus on the materials used.

4. It is not a good idea to use a hand me down mattress. Be aware that if the mattress is no longer comfortable for an older sibling, it will not be good enough for a younger child as well.

5. Always buy a mattress with an extended warranty. Kids often jump on their beds, and this could cause damage.

To extend the life of your new mattress, be sure to turn the mattress regularly and use a padded mattress topper on it to reduce wear. A breathable mattress protector to keep the mattress dry as well as free of dust and perspiration is a wise idea. Be sure to change the sheets regularly and vacuum the mattress occasionally.

Remember, a good comfortable mattress enables your child to sleep more peacefully and this, in turn, will help him or her to be attentive during the day. So, shop around and pick the best children mattress available within your budget.

Folks ask us almost every day about how the different sizes of mattresses vary. Here is some basic sizing information:

·         Mattress Sizes

o        Twin–39″W x 75″L or 99 x 190 cm

o        X-Long Twin–39″W x 80″L or 99 x 203 cm

o        Full–54″W x 75″L or 137 x 190 cm

o        Queen–60″W x 80″L or 153 x 203 cm

o        King–76″W x 80″L or 198 x 203 cm

o        California King–72″W x 84″L or 182 x 213 cm

·         Fitted Sheet Sizes

o        Twin–39″W x 75″L or 99 x 190 cm

o        X-Long Twin–39″W x 80″L or 99 x 203 cm

o        Full–54″W x 75″L or 137 x 190 cm

o        Queen–60″W x 80″L or 153 x 203 cm

o        King–76″W x 80″L or 198 x 203 cm

o        California King–72″W x 84″L or 182 x 213 cm

·         Flat Sheet Sizes

o        Twin–66″W x 96″L or 167 x 243 cm

o        X-Long Twin–66″W x 102″L or 167 x 259 cm

o        Full–81″W x 96″L or 205 x 243 cm

o        Queen–90″W x 102″L or 228 x 259 cm

o        King/California King–108″W x 102″L or 274 x 259 cm

·         Comforter Sizes

o        Twin–68″W x 86″L or 173 x 218 cm

o        Full/Queen–86″W x 86″L or 218 x 218 cm

o        King/California King–100″W x 90″L or 254 x 229 cm

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Sleepover: noun: Also known as a “slumber party” when multiple participants are included. A social gathering with the purpose of entertaining and promoting interpersonal bonding among those involved. Generally enjoyed by children and teens. Greatly feared by many adults. Beware: Usually, a contradiction in terms, as very little sleep actually occurs during the event.

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Summer Sleepovers could be so much more fun with this pullout trundle bed.

 

Spice up your summer sleepover parties with these entertaining games for girls:

Nail Polish Spin Game
Place several colors of nail polish in the middle of a circle of girls.  Have the first girl spin a bottle of nail polish.  Who ever the cap is pointing to when it is done spinning must paint one of her fingernails that color.  Then that person spins the next color of nail polish …. and so on.  Paint your toes also to make the game last longer.

Foil Make Over
The object is to create the best outfit out of aluminum foil.  Crazy game and lots of fun.  This can be played individually or if you have a lot of girls separate into teams.  Give each person / team 1 or 2 rolls of aluminum foil.  You can also use rubber bands or pieces of string if you want.  Create the most fabulous outfit you can using the aluminum foil.  Tops, pants, skirts, shorts … and don’t forget the sunglasses, jewelry, hats, flip-flops, tiaras booties, belts …anything your imagination can dream up.  Be sure and take pictures of your creations.

Blind Make Over
The first person puts on a blindfold and does the makeup of the second person.  Then when they are done the second person puts on the blindfold and does the makeup of the third person.  Draw numbers to determine the order.  Really funny – take pictures so you can keep the memories.

She Knows has some helpful advise and tips for parental survival like – inviting kids that you know, keeping it small, plan it for a Friday, be clear about the rules and don’t sweat the small stuff.

We wish you the best of luck and you may join us renaming this event to NO-“sleep”over.