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11 best kids' bedding

From reversible duvets to personalised sets, bedtime just became way more fun

Bedtime routines can be made easier with a great bedding set ( iStock )

Let’s face it, no child looks forward to going to bed – not even a fancy new duvet cover is going to change that. But if you buy the kind of duvet set that makes climbing into bed feel like a treat, they might become a little more enthusiastic.

We’re not making any promises, but they might even stay put longer in the mornings, too.

Bedding sets come in a variety of different sizes, so make sure the one you choose will fit your child’s bed and duvet.

You'll also want to look closely at the fabric quality. For maximum comfort and breathability, go for 100 per cent cotton. If you’re looking for extra comfort, we'd suggest super soft jersey cotton.

Finally, accidents happen – so it’s vital that bedding for kids washes well without fading and dries quickly so you can pop it back on in time for bedtime.

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Frugi Snoozy Single Applique Duvet Set: £64,

Everything about this is exquisite – it’s a duvet set with serious wow factor.

From the beautiful packaging, complete with matching drawstring cotton bag to store the linen in, and the fabric quality (100 per cent chemical-free organic cotton poplin) to the beautiful button fastenings and vibrant colours – this one is hands-down our favourite.

Our testers loved this when we gave it to them, it makes their bed the centrepiece of the room. If only they did duvet covers for grownups.

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Going To The Zoo Gro to Bed: £39.99, The Gro Company

If your little one’s duvet always ends up on the floor, this is the answer to your prayers. It’s a duvet cover, bottom sheet and pillow case in one that zips together and stays in place.

This makes it almost impossible to kick the duvet off and minimises the chances of falling out of bed, so it’s ideal for children making the transition from a cot.

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SnüzKot Wave Mono Duvet Cover and Pillow Case Set: £39.95, Snüz

This reversible duvet cover is made from 100 per cent super soft jersey cotton, so it’s extra cosy and breathable too.

It fits the SnüzKot duvet and most cot-sized duvets, and comes in a range of really stylish prints.

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Wild Cotton Organic Cot Bed Duvet Cover Set: £59.95, Little Green Sheep

Made from the softest certified organic jersey cotton, this duvet cover and pillowcase set is so staggeringly soft that our little tester wrapped herself up in it instantly.

We love the neutral colour and unisex print  – perfect for passing down to younger siblings when it’s outgrown.

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Brontosaurus Duvet Cover: £31.49, A Little Lovely Company

Dinosaurs don’t get any cuter than this. Made from 100 per cent cotton, this duvet cover and pillowcase set look fabulous on the bed and the fabric quality is lovely.

It washes well without fading, and we like that the duvet cover is a little bigger than necessary on account of the fact that the material can shrink by up to 5 per cent.

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Snurk Footballer Bedding: £48, Nubie

We’ve seen these striking duvet covers gracing the pages of various glossy magazines – they look just as good in real life, especially in a messy pre-teen’s bedroom.

The fabric feels lovely and the image quality is crystal-clear. For the first time in his life our tester – an avid football fan – was quite keen to go to bed beneath this.

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Cool Pool: £59.95, Juniqe

Youngsters of a certain age who consider themselves too cool for childish bedding will love this.

It really looks as if someone stole the bed and left a pool in its place. We love the invisible zippers – ideally for encouraging pre-teens to get to grips with changing their bedding by themselves.

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Woodland Duvet Cover Set: £38, Great Little Trading Company

Bright colours and bold prints are lovely, but for a peaceful, relaxing bedroom vibe – go for this soothing bedding set.

It’s made from 100 per cent cotton with a muted, neutral print in soothing greys and greens. A matching rug and blackout curtains are also available.

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Children’s Organic Cotton Bedding Set: £40, Natural Mat

The perfect choice for children with allergies or sensitive skin, this bedding bundle includes a fitted sheet, pillow case and duvet cover – plus a mattress protector.

It's made from unbleached and undyed organic cotton, is completely chemical free and certified by the Soil Association. It gets softer with every wash, too.

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Catherine Lansfield Stars and Stripes Double Duvet Set: £22.50, Room to Grow

A great value set for teens and tweens. It’s a polyester/cotton mix, hence the affordable price tag – but the fabric quality is good for a set that washes well without fading and can be tumble-dried.

The stars and stripes colours are bright and bold, and look great in a rooms with red, white or blue accessories without being too, well, American patriotic.

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Design Letters’ Organic Junior Bedding: £49, Scandinavian Design Center

Why count sheep when you can recite the alphabet? This pillow case and duvet set features all the letters from A-Z, and has a handy zip closure for quick and easy changing of the bedding.

It’s made from 100 per cent super soft cotton. This set is a classy, stylish addition to a child’s bedroom, it’s a bonus that they’ll never really outgrow the design offering long term value for money, too.

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The Verdict: Best Kids' Bedding

The Frugi duvet set is by far the loveliest kids’ bedding set we’ve seen – nothing else compares to it. We can imagine it becoming a keepsake item that kids will never want to part with, and it would make a lovely gift.

For an affordable option, the brontosaurus set from A Little Lovely Company stands out – it’s lovely quality yet brilliant value.

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