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Let's face it: kids can be hard on furnishings, from night-time accidents to sneaked snacks to jumping on the bed. Kids bedding should therefore be durable and easily washable – you don't want to be running to the dry cleaner every time a candy bar finds its way past your watchful eyes!
While sheets and pillowcases are washing machine- and dryer-ready, not all comforters for kids are. Some down comforters, for example, need to be dry cleaned, and might be best reserved for older children whose more decorative bedding is less likely to need frequent washings.