Zipper bedding has become all the rage in recent years. It seems to be the answer to many bedding problems including hard to make beds. Not only is it extremely functional, it’s also beautiful in design. With this sudden deluge of zipper bedding products popping up on the market, many questions and concerns seem to come up as well. Hopefully, this post will put some of those to rest.
Common Misconceptions about Kids Zipper Bedding
Myth # 1 – Zipper Bedding is confining. Some types may be but our Kids ZipSheets are only sewn together at the very lower portion of the bed. The zippers attach the flat sheet to the fitted sheet the entire length on both sides. You choose how to zip them. You can be totally zipped in if desired but you can also leave both sides unzipped and it’s just like a regular set of sheets. The difference, the top sheet stays in place, zipped or not, so it never gets kicked off and it’s easy to keep covered without that zipped up feeling.
Myth # 2 – Zipper bedding is hot. I have heard some folks say that the zippered bedding is hot. The “all in one” sets (comforter & sheets combined) that contain some polyester may be warm. Our sheets are made of 100% breatheable cotton. In warmer climates or during summer months, they are enough used alone. In the winter, you can throw on any top blanket or comforter made of any fabric you choose but cotton will be against your skin. We also have an area at the foot end that is left unsown for additional ventilation.
Myth # 3 – My child can’t get to the bathroom in time with zipper bedding. Our original Kids ZipSheets were perfect for children in the potty training age but they did have the bottom portion of the bed sewn up. The zipped portion was toward the top end of the bed. That made it a little harder to get out quickly. But with the new design of the ZipSheets, you have the option to leave the entire front side of the bed unzipped making the sheets no different than any other fitted and flat sheet combination.
Myth # 4 – I saw that Kids ZipSheets are line dry only. No more! We recommended line drying the original flannel Kids ZipSheets but that stock is all gone. Now it is safe to machine wash and tumble dry all of our ZipSheets. Of course you may line still dry if you prefer that fresh air, outdoor, dried smell. We do recommend tumble drying with the sheets zipped to reduce friction on the zipper. Use low heat and tumble dry 20 minuts minutes to reduce wrinkling.
Myth # 5 – ZipSheets are cheaply made. Not our sheets! We are constantly monitoring and maintaining the quality of our ZipSheets. They are made of 250 TC cotton, sewn with precision, and inspected before we ever receive them. We only use YKK zippers as we have found them to be the most reliable. As a team, we constantly look for ways to improve the products. If you do get a defective one, we promptly replace it.
Myth # 6 – Zipper bedding isn’t safe. Our sheets are tested in a third party CSPC approved lab and they meet all safety standards required for products of their kind. We wouldn’t sell them otherwise. So you can rest assured that Kids ZipSheets contain no lead or phthalate in the zippers and they pass the small parts testing.
Myth # 7 – The crib size Kids ZipSheets are for babies. ABSOLUTELY NOT! The crib sets are for crib size mattresses to be used by children over the age of 1 year. Babies should not have a top sheet or a pocket to scrunch down in until they are able to roll over. Even though our crib sheets can be short sheeted, that is to accommodate toddlers and can be adjusted as your child grows. Often times a crib mattress is converted to a toddler bed and our Crib Size ZipSheets fit Crib Size mattresses.
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Looking for a solution to our RV bed. My concern is that when the sheets are unzipped, there is not enough fabric to cover two adults. Regular sheets hang over the sides about 12 inches. Am I missing something?
No, you are not missing anything. The sheets don’t fit tightly on the top, there is some allowance for cover. It may not be quite as much as you would have with a 12″ drop on a regular flat sheet. However, if you leave them unzipped when sleeping, there should be enough cover for two adults. The zipper actually is placed about halfway down the side of the mattress and there is extra room between the flat sheet and fitted sheet.