In this guide we’ll look at the best toddler pillow cases.
We’ve compared comfort, support, hypoallergenic properties and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is The Best Toddler Pillow Case?
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Little Sleepy Head Toddler Pillowcase Review
I absolutely love all the Little Sleepy Head Pillow Case collections. Since their toddler pillow is one of my absolute favorites, I knew that I had to try their pillowcases.
And while they are a bit more expensive (that is to say they’re nearly the same price as the pillow itself), you’re definitely getting something unique. Each of the pillowcase collections offers adorable prints that come in little boy-friendly, little girl-friendly, and gender neutral patterns.
But beyond that, the pillowcases are made from a very soft and hypoallergenic woven 100% cotton. This thick and soft cotton cotton is 100% machine washable and dryable. This cotton even gets a softer with each and every use!
Measuring at 14 by 20 inches, they’re sewn in the envelope style, so your pillow won’t be sticking out on one end or the other.
They are made in the USA and are both cute and durable. If you don’t love it, you can get your money back due to their 100% satisfaction guarantee and fantastic customer service.
I will say that for both of Utopia Collection and the Classic Collection, they’re made from 100% woven cotton. I couldn’t find the information for what the exact thread count is on these sheets, but they are a thick and stiff woven cotton. And as such, many people might feel that they’re scratchy or not as soft as a jersey t-shirt type cotton.
So if you’re wanting something extremely soft, I would consider the Cuddle Collection over the other two collections.
Also, be aware that these pillowcases are not waterproof. That means they won’t protect your pillow 100% from liquids.
Last, there is a tag sticking out, which some kids might find either entertaining or irritating.
The Utopia Collection has five different prints available. There’s a couple for girls, a couple for boys, and one that I would say is maybe a little bit more gender-neutral. This collection features patterns that have bold designs and bright colors. No matter which pillowcase you or your child chooses, you’ll no doubt be happy with it.
Little Sleepy Head Toddler Classic Pillowcase Collection is for those who want maybe a more subtle pillowcase for their child. There are five choices in this collection: a classic white, a marbled blue, a marbled pink, a girly and sweet elephant design, or an all-boy vehicle design. Each of these pillowcase prints is totally traditional and timeless.
This collection is different because it’s made from 100% polyester. It’s made to fit the same 13 by 18 inch pillows, but it’s made of a super snuggly and soft material.
Just like all the Little Sleepy Head Pillowcases, it’s machine washable and dryable. This pillowcase collection also is made to fit a little bit looser than the other two cotton collections for an upped snuggle factor.
This collection offers seven different patterns, most of which are gender-neutral, with a couple being either geared toward just boys or just girls. I personally love the black and white alphabet print or the bumblebee print. These designs are probably more classic in nature, although a couple of them are bold and fun for your child.
The Cuddle Collection is more pricey than the other two collections, but your child will probably like the softness of this pillow case better.
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YourEcoFamily Toddler Pillowcase Review
These YourEcoFamily Toddler Pillowcases are fantastic. They’re made from a 100% organic cotton that is made in India but designed in the US. Since it’s made from high-quality materials, like the 100% certified organic cotton, which is naturally hypoallergenic. It’s great for sensitive skin, and is odor and chemical free.
The thick weave of this wonderful cotton makes it resistant to dust mites, bacteria, mold, and mildew. It also means that you can machine wash and dry this pillow for a increasingly soft and clean sleeping experience for your toddler.
What I love most about these pillowcases is that they come in a pack of 2 for an extremely reasonable price. Plus, if you don’t love these pillow cases or if they don’t fit right, you can return them with their 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.
You have four different designs to pick from when choosing an envelope style pillowcase for your child’s pillow. The first is classic white. The pillowcase set for boys includes one pillowcase with a nautical design and one pillowcase with a vehicle design. The two pack for girls includes one pillowcase that has a flower and ladybug design, and one that has a fun mermaid design. The gender-neutral pack has one pillowcase with bright colored concentric circles, and one pillowcase with a fun jungle design.
Something to consider when buying these pillowcases is that they’re more of a sham-style pillowcase than an envelope style pillow case. That means that the back opening is a lot bigger and it doesn’t fit as snuggly on the pillow.
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Comfy Turtles Toddler Pillowcase Review
The adorable Comfy Turtles Toddler Pillowcases measure in at 13 by 18 inches and are envelope-style pillow cases. They are made from a 100% soft cotton which is really breathable and easy to maintain. You can wash and dry it with zero problems.
These pillowcases are handmade in Romania. The quality is evident with the thick cotton material and the amazing hand-stitched seams that will hold up over time. They’re really reasonably priced for being handmade hypoallergenic pillow cases.
You can choose from four different designs. One of the designs is certainly gender-neutral, while one of the designs is geared towards boys. The other two designs are definitely more for girls. Each of the designs features cute animals like turtles and bunnies.
There’s very little bad that I can say about these pillowcases. They’re at a middle price point, which I love, they’re made from fantastically thick and soft cotton, and they’re cute.
Some people might be turned off by the vintage and somewhat kitschy vibe of these pillows, but I personally love them and think you can’t beat their quality. And I guarantee your child will love the fun designs.
At this point, you are probably thinking “okay, I’ve talked myself into buying a special toddler pillow, but do I really need a special pillowcase too? Can’t I just use a regular pillowcase?” The answer is: yes you do need one, and no, you can’t just use a regular pillowcase!
The ticking might be really wonderful on your newly purchased toddler pillow. It’s probably got a decent thread count and is made from a good material. But just like the pillows on your bed, it’s a good idea to cover up that pillow just in case.
In case of what? In case of drool, tears, vomit, and other nasty body fluids that drain out of toddlers daily. Not to mention all the food. These kinds of thing require washing and drying to clean up. And that means that you’ll be waiting for your pillow to dry before your kiddo can nap or go to bed.
If you can just wash the pillowcase rather than the whole pillow, you can save yourself a load of trouble and a load of laundry. You can also cut down on the wear and tear that washing creates for the pillow, thus prolonging its life.
Try to find a toddler pillowcase that has these characteristics:
- Easily machine washable. Also, consider buying 2 pillow cases, one light and one dark, to be washed in different loads.
- High thread count. This will mean a softer surface for your toddler’s face, as well as a better barrier to protect the pillow against stains and smells.
- Quality, hypoallergenic material. Just like with the pillow itself, you’ll want a nice material, like an all-natural cotton, that will be both soft and non-irritating.
- A GOOD FIT. This is the most important aspect! Look for a pillowcase that was either designed to go with your particular toddler pillow, or a pillowcase that has the exact dimensions to fit your toddler pillow. Excess fabric around the pillow is a HUGE suffocation risk.