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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

Make-Your-Bed-Day

When you wake up today, September 11, be sure to make your bed, Why today you ask, because it is Make Your Bed Day!

Pointless exercise you think. Well maybe not, here are a few reasons why:

1. Me Time
Smooth out those sheets and comforter. Slow down, take a few deep breaths and plan your day. Think of this morning bed making ritual as getting a little “me time”. Okay, just keep telling yourself it is “me time” and in no time your bed is made.

2. Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness.
By taking just a few seconds to pull your bedding up over the pillows does a great deal for cleanliness. It will prevent dust from getting under your covers during the day. Plus, who knows what you could find hiding under the bed or on the floor. This discovery could be a big help when it is bedtime; lack of cutter could create a more peaceful slumber.

3. Winner winner.
Making your bed which requires so little effort could make a huge impact on your day. You know how good it feels when everything is neat and tidy. Start your day off with success and feeling like a winner. See where that first step will take you throughout your day.

4. Happiness
Hunch.com surveyed 68,000 people and found that 71 percent of bed makers consider themselves happy while 62 percent of non-bed makers admitted to being unhappy. Bed makers are also more likely to like their jobs, own a home, exercise regularly, and feel well rested, whereas non-bed-makers hate their jobs, rent apartments, avoid the gym, and wake up tired. So why not join the happys? Make your bed!

Idea! Possibly a brand new bed could bring a little inspiration. Check out all of the super fantastic bed choices at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

A well-chosen phrase, quote or saying  can be worth a thousand pictures when applied to your walls.

Vinyl lettering is also a great way to personalize and decorate your child’s walls.

Vinyl letters will stick on to any dirt free, flat, non porous surface.

Planet Wall found at Etsy, offers many options in both vinyl lettering for your walls as well as images.

Five alarm fun when you fire them up for playtime during the day then it’s off to bed to rest your head in a  hero’s bed! Our Fire Station No. 2 Loft Bed includes the top twin size bed, built in  guardrails.

We asked our Facebook Friends to help name this bed and Cheryl Bowles offered inspiration and won a $15.00 Totally Kids fun furniture & toys Gift Card.

Jr. Fireman Suit
Here is one red hot item for your little hero. It is by
far the most  official looking fireman’s suit anywhere.
Loaded with all of the details of the authentic fireman’s
suits! There is an adjustable hard helmet, adjustable
black or tan bib overalls complete with pockets and
knee patches and adjustable suspenders. Oh, and
did we mention the coat buckles and authentic
gauntlet cuffs. Sizes: 2/3, 4/6, 8/10, 12/14
View size chart here.

Every Fire Station needs a Dalmatian and you can have one too!

My First RC Fire Truck
Putting out fires in a neighborhood near you! The award winning My First RC, Fire truck includes a steering-wheel style two button remote and bump n go siren sound. Squeezable soft and chunky in shape makes it perfect for little hands. Made in a safe, child friendly design and controlled by a simple function remote. Push the button up and the truck goes straight. Push the button down and it spins in circles. Chunky style is perfect for little hands.

Tis the season for jelly beans and we know a lot of beans (in bags) here at Totally Kids, but would never have believed it if not seen with our own eyes. (on the internet) Yes, it is a Kate Middleton Jelly Bean.

It totally looks like Kate. Is it a sign from God? Does it shed tears?

With the Royal Wedding just weeks away, add this to the frenzy:  Kate Middleton is now right up there in the supernatural world with the Virgin Mary whose likeness miraculously appeared on a grilled cheese sandwich.  Then there was Jesus’ face on a pancake and Elvis Presley on a potato chip (crisp in London speak). Now it is Kate Middleton’s likeness recently spotted on a jelly bean.

According to London’s Daily Telegraph, a couple from Somerset, England discovered the yellow and red speckled mango-flavored bean in jar from a place called The Jelly Bean Factory.

The lucky man who unknowingly bought this magical jelly bean for his girlfriend shared his story with the Telegraph:

Mr Hosie said: “As Jessica opened the jar, I saw her immediately. She was literally lying there staring back at me.

“Given that the royal wedding is only a few weeks away, we hope to make a few pounds out of it by selling it on the internet to a collector.”

Now, Mr. Hosie hopes to profit from his find and plans to auction the royal-resembling mango flavored bean for at least $800. When you see the Kate Middleton jelly bean on Ebay, please let us know.

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If you are searching for a perfect bed for your little princess, look no farther.

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A mix and match puzzle sure to delight young princesses.

curtains black and white

What do you think of these Murphy style bunk beds? Now you see them, now you don’t. They are not intended for children, but can you see a use for them? Please offer your opinion.

The doors butterfly open, mattresses are included and there is a sturdy metal ladder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of magic……

ABRACADABRA DELUXE MAGIC SET
Our amazing multi-piece magic set feature amusing illusions and crafty
slight-of-hand tricks for the young magician to practice and perform.
Easy-to-learn and perform, these are the same tricks used by professional
magicians! Disappearing coins, magic boxes, a secret change bag and more,
all stored in a wooden chest that “magically” becomes a performance table…
with asecret compartment! Includes: 10 great magic tricks including: Disappearing
Ball, Vanishing Coin, Magic Coin Box, Cylinder Squeeze, Secret Silks,  Vanishing
Zone, Egyptian Prediction, Magic Number Prediction, Money Maker, and Great Escape!

Find this and many more great toys visit http://www.shoptotallykids.com or call a Totally Kids
personal shopper at 952-881-2425 to help you find just what you are looking for.

Totally Kids ships worldwide and offers FREE gift wrapping on most toys.

7876 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55420
Give us a call!
952-881-2425

Our first draft pick is this basketball headboard, sure to be a big time winner for your team.

Bedtime fantasy day in and day out  for your star allowing  favorite songs to be played while in bed. The padded upholstered headboard features double-mounted speakers, adjustable volume control and mounted side pocket for easy storage of an MP3 player.

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Urban Wall provides everyday hoops decor available in your color choice for any wall.

Vinyl wall decals are a quick and affordable way to individualize your home without the hassle of painting. They are cut (with no edges or backgrounds) from a specialized vinyl that is specifically designed for home décor. Unlike standard high gloss signage vinyl, this product has a matte finish that gives a gorgeous painted look without bleeding or permanency. They are easy to apply, last for many years and can be easily removed but not re-used.