We have all been told that the best way to keep warm is to layer our clothing. The same principle applies to our beds. Layer a few lightweight blankets and more warmth will be held next to the body. If one should become too warm, just peel away the top blanket. Using several lighter blankets for winter will guarantee better regulation of heat retention, keeping us comfortable throughout the night.
Cotton blankets and fleece blankets are easy to care for. Wash in cold water to retain the shape and color. Never use bleach, especially chlorine bleach. Always dry the blanket on the lowest temperature.
For children’s' bedrooms, either of these blankets will be ideal. They are easy to wash without showing wear. And, should a spill or a little accident occur, the blanket can be cleaned within an hour or two, rather than having to go to the Laundromat to find an extra large washer or pay the high cost of dry cleaning.