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UK Duvet Sizes

Duvet Cover Sizes Explained

Our most asked questions are
'What size are your toddler, single, double or kingsize duvet covers?'
'What type of duvet insert should I use for my child'?
'What is a tog rating?'
'What's the easiest way to insert a quilt or comforter? (there isn't, you just have to struggle)

Toddler Bedding Sets Size - 120 cm x 150 cm (47" x 59") includes 1 junior pillowcase(sometimes referred to as Junior Bed Sets
This size does require a junior/toddler insert and pillow, and will fit a toddler bed or a cot. With over 100 sets to choose from ranging from their favourite TV characters (looking at you Peppa Pig )to colourful dinosaurs, space themes, mermaids and fairies with a good sprinkling of generic patterns.

Single Bedding Sets Size - 138 x 200 cm (53" x 78") includes 1 standard pillowcase
With well over 200 sets in stock this is our most popular size and the main reason why we introduced a filter and save option. Our top 5 selling single bed sets, so far this year, are the Marvel Avengers Strike range, Lego City Diggers, Demolition, Disney Cars 3 (yeah, good old Lightening McQueen), Unicorns and Rainbows and Shoot, from our Football range. Surprisingly this shows that boys bed sets seem to be more popular than girls.

Double Bed Sets Size - 200 x 200 cm (78" x 78") includes 2 standard size pillowcases
Doubles are catching up with our single range as we now have over 150 in stock. Many parents are using this size on single beds to ensure their kids have a cuddly, cosy night with no cold air seeping through. Again, Marvel Avengers top our best selling range (mmm, maybe Iron Man, played by Robert Downy Jnr has some bearing on this!). We also find that Teenagers make up a large proportion of our customers with many generic and plain designs in our top 10, although 'I Love Fluffy Unicorns' sneaks in at no. 10.

King Size Bedding Sets Size - 230 x 220 cm (90" x 87") includes 2 standard size pillow cases
Guess which is our top selling king size duvet this year - yep, you've got it - Marvel Comics, Retro design and our poor Unicorn Range has been relegated to 16th position. The majority of this size is definitely aimed at older children and teenagers (allthough we do a nice line in bed sets for grown ups too), but we do have a couple of designs suitable for our younger customer.


Types of Duvet Inserts
You can choose between a natural filling or a synthetic one. Natural fillings include feathers or down, or a combination of the two. This type is the more expensive and also not recommended if your child has any allergy problems. Most parents opt for the synthetic variety which is a choice between Hollowfibre, which is the lightest option, or Microfibre. Synthetic ones are much easier to wash than those filled with a natural fibre.

If you have a double bed and your other half hogs the quilt then why not buy a king size duvet and increase the amount of bedding there is to snuggle under? It might just help to reduce those duvet battles.

One of the things that causes the most confusion is the cot bed duvet. Babies and children should not have a duvet on their cot or bed until they reach the age of 12 months to avoid over heating or accidental suffocation.

Cot bed duvets, toddler duvets and junior duvets are all the same thing. Once your child is old enough to no longer need the bars of a cot you can convert a cot bed by removing the cot sides and making it in to a junior, or toddler, bed. A word of caution though … this is smaller than a standard single bed and where using a duvet the next size larger on most beds gives extra warmth and snuggliness it is not advisable on a toddler bed as your child is learning to adapt to a new style of bed and bedding and could become swamped in a duvet that is too big. Stick to the junior duvet here.

Types of Duvet Inserts
You can choose between a natural filling or a synthetic one. Natural fillings include feathers or down, or a combination of the two. This type is the more expensive and also not recommended if your child has any allergy problems. Most parents opt for the synthetic variety which is a choice between Hollowfibre, which is the lightest option, or Microfibre. Synthetic ones are much easier to wash than those filled with a natural fibre.

Tog Ratings Explained
The warmth provided by a duvet is measured in togs and the higher the tog the warmer the duvet. This ranges from 1 tog, very cool and lightweight to the heftier and much warmer 15 tog. Young children in particular don't need very high tog ratings as they can't regulate their body temperatures too well. Thankfully modern houses are usually well insulated and bedrooms don't get overly cold so a medium tog rating should suffice in winter and 3 tog in the summer months. It is recommended that duvets and pillows should not be used with babies under a year.

Easy Way to Insert a Duvet into a Cover
Most people find this task cumbersome and awkward and there are various Youtube videos which show, apparently, how simple it can be. I've always gone with -
a)turning the cover inside out
b)wriggling my arms up inside the cover into the top corners
c)grasping the corners of the insert and then shaking them both together until cover is more or less in place.
This can also be used as part of your exercise regime as it must use hundreds of calories.
YouTube video on how to Insert a Duvet Cover Easily!
Don't be fooled though as I reckon it's not actually going to change your life (unless you're a chambermaid).