A great buy - a lovely, machine washable toddler duvet and pillow, with mattress protector and fitted sheet thrown in.
We loved the adult version of the John Lewis Soft Touch Washable duvet and are thrilled to see John Lewis now also have an easy wash toddler duvet which is just as soft and very washable. We tested the cot bed duvet, but there’s also a smaller cot duvet and a larger junior duvet in the same range.
This duvet and pillow set is a great option as a first ‘starter set’ for a young child who has just moved in to their cot bed / toddler bed. It’s a bit of a bargain with a quick-drying duvet, a waterproof mattress cover, a fitted sheet AND a pillow – all for either £30 or £40 depending on the size you want.
If you don’t want the mattress cover and fitted sheet, then you can just get the duvet and pillow for £20:
It is, as the name suggests lovely and soft and washes well in the machine. In fact, it’s rare to find a duvet that happily washes in 60 degrees, but this one is great. So if your child suffers from allergies, or has the occasional accident (as they all do) it’s extremely reassuring to know that you’re getting rid of bugs and allergens whenever you wash it. It is also lightweight and only 4 tog so the duvet will keep your child cosy but not too warm. It’s available in a 7 tog if you have a particularly cold house though. The pillow is reliably washable, although I found it a little bit high for my son who tends to put his head everywhere except on the pillow – but that’s fine. You can either put it to one side for when they’re older, or take a bit of the filling out and re-stitch if you want to.
It is important to note that duvets should not be used for children under the age of 12 months due to the risk of over heating and suffocation. Even when my children were toddlers, I still tried to ensure that their rooms were not too hot and they had light duvets just to be safe. Both the duvet and pillow are made of polyester and the duvet measures 120 x 140cm (cotbed) or 100cm x 120cm (cot).
Of course, this will only be needed for a year or 2 until your child moves in to their ‘big bed’ but at £30-40 for pillow, duvet, mattress protector AND sheet, this is a good, cheap toddler duvet solution. This kids duvet and pillow set also come with a generous 2 year guarantee so it will easily last for the cot bed phase and be a good investment.