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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

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Why not build a snowman in July?

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Find the recipe for fun here.

Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

Hurry and have some fun before he really melts away.

Reindeer Pause……

Chocolate lovers at your house will not pause long before going for these Reindeer created by Betty Crocker Wannabe. She has very clear cut how to instructions for you.

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Reindeer need food and you can make this magic surprise.

It was a busy day for us making Magic Reindeer Food. We have it ready for all the good little girls and boys visiting Totally Kids before Christmas.

Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam.
This will guide them to your home.

Eco-friendly Reindeer Food requires no cooking and only 2 ingredients.

Ingredients per bag:

1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal

2 T red or green sugar crystals (cookie decorating sprinkles)

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Parents love stairway bunk beds so much you’d think the stairs went straight past the top bunk and all the  way to heaven. Not only do they save space like standard bunks, but the stairs provide additional safety and for top bunk sleepers plus…additional storage is tucked under the stairs.

Tucked into this stairway bed, listen closely for the Reindeer, then in the morning, go out side and see how the Reindeer enjoyed the Magic Reindeer Food.

Sugar PlumsWho’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, 2013 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:

Blythe Stairway Bed at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

The Blythe Stairway bed with its optional knobs that rather resemble Sugarplums yet to dance in your head.  Many other stairway beds are available for dreaming.

Guthrie Twin Size Big Bookcase Captains Bed at Totally Kids

A big bookcase captains bed offers storage space as well as slumber.  The Guthrie Big Bookcase Bed is a favorite.

Boone Sleeps 3 or 4 Higher L Shape Loft Bed at Totally Kids

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.  Take a look below at the custom bed made for the Spencer family.

Tangerine Beds for Four at Totally Kids

Frankie's Fun Fort at Totally Kids

When Frankie finishes a fun day of play in his fort bed, he has a cozy fort for sweet dreaming.  Check out all of the other theme beds at Totally Kids.

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Totally Kids

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

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

Looks like this week there has been a lot of talk about that Tontitown, Arkansas super sized family’s news.

Michelle Duggar announced that she and husband Jim Bob were expecting their 20th child in April 2012.

You may be surprised, but I am not at all. When you have nineteen children with names all beginning with the letter J, it is their alphabetic duty to carry on.

This week, Shauna added the Cass County Bunks for Three to our enormous collection of bunk beds. We posed a math challenge on our Facebook page asking how many of these beds the Duggar family would potentially need. What is your guess? (grandchildren?)

While we are playing guessing games, how much Chex Mix would the Duggars need?

Certainly all of their meals must be planned out well in advance. There must be an art to it. This is a slow cooker make ahead recipe that could be helpful.

 

Slow Cooker Chex Mix

1 cup Corn Chex
1 1/2 cups Rice Chex
1 cup Wheat Chex
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup pretzel stick
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion salt

Combine first 5 ingredients in your slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Cook on medium, uncovered, for 2 hours Stir mixture well every 30 minutes. Turn slow cooker to LOW and cook for 2-4 hours. Store in air tight container. Makes 5 cups.

 

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.