How to transition your baby into a toddler bed

Transitions are a part of life. We’ll be transitioning into new stages way into our late years, and the same can be said for our first, initial stages of life as well.

Your baby, your little bundle of joy, is in a state of transition after transition. They will go from crawling to walking, change their diets, grow into new clothes (and all too quickly), and they will grow out of their first crib.

The quality of your baby’s sleep will greatly impact their time awake as well as their growth and development overall. So how do you go about ensuring your baby can most effectively transition from crib to toddler bed?

Start with all of the proper products to make it happen. A comfortable bed is key, but don’t neglect head support. A quality toddler pillow will aid in the best quality sleep possible, proper head support, size fit, and will prove very helpful in avoiding any fussy responses to a new sleep environment. To find the right toddler pillow for your growing little one, look to Dreamtown Kids.

Additionally, you’ll want to ensure the proper sleep conditions. One change that may have taken place with the transition to a toddler bed is the increase in independence. You may have halted use of baby monitors, maybe moved your kiddo into a different room, and the whole thing might come as a shock or surprise. Consider sleeping apps, blackout blinds, or other items that will help provide a great nights sleep!

One of the last considerations you’ll want to make after grabbing the proper bedding items and setting the right sleeping stage, is constantly looking for ways to ensure your toddler is getting the good sleep he or she needs. Whether it be calming down your kiddo before bed, learning about good pre-bedtime practices, or any other bedtime insights, Dreamtown Kids offers great information in all of these fields to help your growing little one sleep tight and sleep right!

First Sleepover at Grandma’s

We know how our toddlers click, from how they like to play to their fussy habits and more. But somehow…Grandma still knows best!

Grandmothers have always known how to treat, spoil, comfort, and embrace our little one’s like nobody else! If there is any one thing that we know we remember most from our very young years is snuggling up next to Grandma during a visit, throwing on a classic movie or show, and having a good ole fashioned sleepover!

We understand that with current travel restrictions and social distancing protocols, it can be hard to run in with the grandparents. But once the opportunity arises, we strongly recommend a sleepover for your little ones with Grandma, ASAP!

Bring some comfy clothes for your kiddos, along with their Dreamtown Kids pillow for optimal comfort as they hang out with Grandma all night… or until they fall asleep from all the fun they’ve had!

Good memories can go hand in hand with good sleep for your toddlers, make those memories with family and Dreamtown Kids!

Pillow Fillings and Hypoallergenic Properties

As we’ve discussed in past articles, we all tend to be mindful of what materials we trust in products for our little ones, as we’re always looking out for their well-being. We seek out what options could prove most hypoallergenic and will provide the lowest potential of discomfort or irritation for our children, especially in reference to their bedding.

So what materials and substances are best and which ones should we be looking out for? Let’s talk about that.

Hypoallergenic Options

Some materials and substances wick away potential for allergic irritants better than others. While there is no exact science to creating materials for bedding that will be 100% non-allergenic to all people, we at least have an understanding of what can prove most irritating to the most people.

Some of the materials that are most trusted in the hypoallergenic pool are memory foam and synthetic. Since these products are produced from man-made materials, they have a lower likelihood of causing any sort of allergic issues. If your kiddos are showing signs of allergic sensitivity, these may be good options.

Other Options

Other options for pillow filling are cotton, wool, down, and latex. While these are great materials that will make for a comfortable nights rest that will, for the most part, not bring about any allergic issues, they still stand in as the materials with the highest likelihood for reactions.

With these being produced from animal fur or byproducts, there is a better chance that these may render allergic reactions in time. For any little ones that may have a greater chance of a reaction, these may be options to avoid.


To conclude, different products effect different children or adults differently than others. It is important to understand your own or your children’s tolerance to different materials from an allergic standpoint, and consider all options from there moving forward. With additional questions regarding bedding materials, contact the pros at Dreamtown Kids today!

What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?

When it comes to products or materials that we are going to bring into our lives, it pays to be mindful of those items and how they could potentially negatively impact us, the consumers. The same goes doubly true for when we’re considering products or materials for our children.

One word that we hear often in this regard is ‘hypoallergenic’. From materials, to chemicals, heck, all the way to the pets that we bring into our homes, this word comes into play.

So what does hypoallergenic mean, exactly, for the uninitiated?

Hypoallergenic simply means an item, product, or material that is produced in a way to minimize potential for allergic reactions, or is comprised of minimal substances that may prove to be irritants.

Different materials or substances will prove more or less irritating to consumers. In addition to the varying effects of different products, people also respond differently to these different items. So while there are the more dominant materials that will generally cause more allergic irritation, the science is not one-size fits all.

Hopefully this demystified any questions people may have in reference to hypoallergenic materials. To learn more about hypoallergenic materials or materials for children’s products in general, look no further than the pros at Dreamtown Kids!


Top 4 sleeping apps for kids.

Your toddler’s sleep is important! They’re in a time of growth unlike any other, and that much needed regenerative rest is going to be their biggest aid in that growth.

By now, you’ve covered the bases in terms of quality bedding and pillows for your youngster, so you’re off to a great start! From here, consider supplementing that with some digital sleep aid apps… but which ones? Let’s talk about a few of the best toddler sleep apps to help your little one get their best night’s sleep EVERY night!

Moshi Twilight

Looking for a great catch-all option? Moshi Twilight is a great app to turn to! Boasting a massive library comprised of sleep stories, music, meditations for mindfulness, and sounds, this app spans the gamut in terms of sensory sleep supplements. All soothing in nature, the contents of this app are scientifically shown to help your toddler achieve the perfect environment for great sleep! Check out Moshi Twilight for yourself on Google Play and the App Store!

Children’s Bedtime Meditations for Sleep & Calm

As aforementioned, sleep is going to contribute in your child’s growth. So why not also incorporate sleep aids that while grow with your little as they go from baby, to toddler, to infant — We’ll stop there, they’re already growing up too fast as it is! To best accommodate the different stages of your child’s growth, an app like Children’s Bedtime Meditations for Sleep & Calm will absolutely do the trick, with calming music and mindfulness meditations to help lull your little one to sleep, even as they become not-so-little. Check out Children’s Bedtime Meditations for Sleep & Calm on Google Play!

Baby Sleep Sounds

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest impact. Sleep aids for toddlers are anything but one-size-fits-all. While some babies, toddlers, and infants may fall asleep to stories and music, others may just need the right sounds to set the sleep stage. Baby Sleep Sounds achieves exactly this, with a primary focus on white noise, by means of gentle sonic replications of hair dryers, vacuums, and other everyday ‘whirring’ sounds. We know, this mights sound like a weird idea upon first being exposed to the app, but the reviews are raving! Check out Baby Sleep Sounds on Google Play!

Huckleberry: Baby & Child Tracker, Sleep Experts

If you are a parent that wants to get into the nitty gritty of ensuring your child’s best sleep possible, you’ll want something with greater tracking capabilities. This is where something like Huckleberry: Baby & Child Tracker, Sleep Experts will serve as your go-to tool! Offering insights and guidance from pediatric sleep experts, all the way to details analysis of sleep patterns of your child, and more, this app is robust and data-heavy! Check it out on Google Play!


To conclude, you’re your little one’s biggest advocate as they grow, day after day! You’ve made the right moves in ensuring they have the best products for sleep comfort, and now you’re supplementing that with additional sleep aids. There are tons of sleep apps available in the marketplace, but this will serve in providing some great options for getting started! To learn more about helping your little one achieve their best night’s sleep, look no further than Dreamtown Kids!


Kid Activities to Substitute for Screen Time

Screen time.
It has become all too much a part of our day-to-day lives. The dawning of streaming serves couples with our inherent desire to take the path of least resistance has made us far too prone to take this easy-way-out to entertainment and engagement.
As we look to our kiddos, the next generation, it’s becoming ever more important to ensure that the amount of screen time they are intake be moderated for sake of their well being. So, what are some good substitutes to that screen time? Let’s talk about it!

Mentally Stimulating Activity : Reading

Screen time can often times be… well… less than mentally stimulating. So why not start off with an option that can prove to stretch the mental mind? Reading can fit the bill for exactly this! A lot of the time, the screen time that our little ones are consuming are shows, movies, or other stories. By substituting these forms of screen time with reading, your little ones are essentially still getting what they crave for, but through a new, more productive medium than that of the TV or iPad.

Creatively Stimulating Activity : Arts & Crafts

At times, the reason for screen time could be attributed to a desire to play with a tangible devise. When those times come around, smartphones and tablets are no doubt fun tinker toys. Heck, even us as adults tend to play around with them in our free time, how much more fun must they be for children! In order to satisfy the need to tinker, why not keep their hands busy and constructive by building something, creating something, and diving into arts and craft products? They’ll love it!

Strategically Stimulating Activity : Board Games

Aside from watching shows like we discussed earlier, another popular use of screen time for our kids is by playing games like Angry Birds and the like. To address this is a quick and easy swap! Board games! By getting kids interested in board games as a replacement for unruly amounts of screen time, you give them a fun activity that they can enjoy with friends and family gathered around, not just isolated to the four corners of a screen. There is no denying it, kids LOVE board games!

Physically Stimulating Activity : Physical Play Time

Go to a park and hit the jungle gym! Do some tee-ball practice! Kick a soccer ball around! Heck, even just run! All of these are wonderful options for your kid to pull them away from the alluring glow of the screens in their lives.

Furthermore, Dreamtown Kids being a company based on providing the best in toddler pillows and bedding, we also see the benefit here as two pronged. It encourages physical activity, which will aid in falling asleep, and deters from one of the biggest things hindering our sleep, the light from screens. All of these factors considered, you can’t go wrong with physical activity for your kids!


In conclusion, screen time can be a tough thing to combat, with its appeal, ease, and accessibility today. While it can be fun in moderation, it is important to moderate the amount of time spent on devices and encourage more time doing activities in the real world! We hope these prove helpful to you in coming up with good substitutes for screen time.

For more information on kids bedding and pillows, turn to the pros at Dreamtown Kids!


Memory Foam vs. Fiber Fill Pillows

When it comes to sleep, and achieving the most high quality sleep possible, people’s attention oftentimes gravitates towards their mattress. While it’s important to give ample consideration to this all-too-important sleep tool, it’s often to the dismay and oversight of an equally, if not more, important sleep aid; your pillow!

Today, we’ll dive into two of the more popular pillow types today, discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and consider how they will aid your sleep health overall. Let’s get into it!

Memory Foam Pillows

Advantage: Support
Your head and neck require special attention, this much is for certain. With your head weighing somewhere between 10 and 12 pounds, serving as the control center for the rest of your body, and needing a sound place to rest night after night for a lifetime, you don’t want to neglect the quality of support for your head. Memory Foam pillows serve this purpose greatly in that they are designed to cradle the head better than most pillow materials.

Advantage: Requires No Adjustment
We’ve all experienced tossing and turning at night. The feeling of not being able to find a comfortable spot to fair through the night plagues us all from time to time, as we adjust our pillow relentlessly to find our sleeping ‘happy place’. With Memory Foam, this is taken out of the equation, as the material itself molds to fit your head and neck profile exactly, no matter your orientation.

Disadvantage: Non-malleable
The previous point that was outlined, while a benefit to many, could also serve as a point of issue for others. To have more control over the exact use of your pillow, folding it, fluffing it to lay thinner or thicker, or other approaches could lend itself to more quality sleep for an individual than a pillow rigidly doing the work for you.

Fiber Fill Pillows

Advantage: Easy to Clean
One thing about sleeping, we all sweat in our sleep whether we like to believe it or not! Now, take one night of sleeping, multiply it by 365 nights per year, and then multiply that by the roughly 2 to 3 years you will be using this pillow, and that amounts to a lot of sweaty nights. To have a pillow that you are able to easily wash will be beneficial in maintaining a clean and comfortable sleep setting over the long haul, and Fiber Fill pillows fit that bill!

Advantage: Soft and Fluffy
As mentioned earlier in this blog, sometimes people prefer to be the one in control as opposed to their pillow being in charge. To have a pillow that is soft, fluffy, malleable, moldable, flexible, and usable in a number of different fashions like a Swiss army knife pillow is a plus to many. In the event that this is a sleeping style of yours, a Fiber Fill pillow may be the best route for your for quality sleep.

Disadvantage: Clumping
Sometimes, good things come at a cost. To have a soft and fluffy pillow like that of a Fiber Fill could ultimately be more prone to clumping over time. Bear this in mind as you’re looking into this type of pillow as a consideration over time.

Health Benefits
When it all boils down, the best health benefits to consider in any sleep aid, whether it be a mattress, or a pillow as we’ve been discussing here, is simple. The goal of doing your research on pillow types and finding the right one for you is ultimately to provide yourself the best sleep possible. If there is any one thing that affects your overall health above anything else, it is your quality of sleep, so to be finding the right tools for a good night’s sleep every night will serve you well!

In conclusion, give your pillow some consideration, and as you’re looking into the right pillow for you, bears these two types in mind as a starting point. To learn more about pillows and bedding for your little ones, look to the pros at Dreamtown Kids!

Organic Cotton Dreamtown Kids Toddler Bedding Pillows

Difference Between Organic Cotton Vs. Conventional Cotton.

Last week we touched on where the majority of cotton is produced in the United States, and where we here at Dreamtown Kids find the organic cotton we trust when creating infant and toddler pillows and bedding, as well as other products for all of you! This week we want to continue the discussion on cotton, focusing on the distinction of organic, and talk about the processes involved in organic and conventional materials. Let’s talk!

Organic Requirement
Below are some of the requirements to be labeled as certified organic. There are the guidelines by which a product receives its designation as such. While these are the rules to qualify for the certification, and in turn are the way in which products earn that label, it is important to remember that the absence of such a label does not mean that other-than-wholesome methods were used in production.

Production Methods
The manner in which something is produced is a big deal. If you’re creating a product designed to serve a good consumer purpose, but it happens to bring harm elsewhere in the process, any good that could’ve been brought as a result of the well-intentioned onset is virtually null and void. To be certified organic means to implement production that explicitly excludes harmful methods. An example of these harmful approaches is genetic engineering and modification, which has become ever more recognized in more recent years.

Production Materials
When it comes to receiving accreditation as certified organic, the process by which you create your product is not the only consideration. Another equally important factor of production to bear in mind are the substances being used. If a supplier is manufacturing a fabric or material for use by a private producer, the desire by said producer is knowing that the material they are using was not produced in a less-than-savory way. An example of harmful materials that is familiar to many is the use of certain harmful insecticides in the growth of crops.

Production Control
With the production methods and production materials addressed, there remains one last piece of the puzzle in order to be eligible for certified organic. That piece is in the entities overseeing the aforementioned methods and materials. To be certified, a USDA National Organic Program-authorized agent must certify the product in question as such.

In conclusion, organic is a buzz word, that we all have heard a lot as of late and may be curious about. Many may be wondering what it takes for products much like organic cotton products by Dreamtown Kids to gain that certification. To find great organic products for your toddler, look no further than!


Did you know? Most of our organic cotton products are made from cotton grown in Texas!

When it comes to the materials used our kids’ clothing, bedding, and more, parents want something that is trustworthy. You want to ensure the safety, comfort, durability are of the utmost priority, and are all top tier and not bottom of the barrel. That being said, Dreamtown Kids is thorough in selecting the right producers of the materials used in the products YOU rely on, especially the cotton used in our organic cotton products!

So, where do we look to for this reliability? Texas!
And what is is about Texan production methods that make them superior? Let’s talk about that!

Fewer Chemicals

The production of certain materials can remain somewhat of a mystery to consumers. Transparency can sometimes be lacking. This can unfortunately leave many under the impression that the items they own or sell were produced in a wholesome fashion, when in fact they were not. A common practice with some materials could be the amount of potentially harmful chemicals being used. Texan cotton producers have achieved methods of production that circumvent the need to rely on harsh chemicals in their end product, bringing you the peace of mind that those goods your buying for your little one will be safe for them!

More Economical

It’s not that parenting CAN be hard… it’s that parenting IS hard! And one way in particular that it can be challenging in particular is with regards to how you will fund all the things that your babies and toddlers will need as they grow and mature through even their formative lifespan. Because of the level of production for materials in Texan companies, organic cotton can be bought by companies like Dreamtown Kids more affordably, and be able to turn around and provide you a great product for an affordable price all the same! Because we know it’s hard, and we want to find any way to make it easier!

Higher Quality

If you’re going to buy something for your baby or toddler, you want to ensure it’s quality. Why would you settle for any less for your bundle of joy? Texas has been a leader in cotton production for sometime now, with over 100 years of industry excellence tracing back to 1880. Over that span of time, the same aforementioned operations that are providing a cleaner, less chemical-filled product for you are also providing a more quality product overall! So you can rest assured that the bedding, clothes, and other organic cotton items that you’re purchasing for your little ones will be the best!


In conclusion, you want the best for your kiddos. We want to give you the best! That’s why we rely on the best for sourcing of our organic cotton! To learn about high quality, synthetic products and materials we use, read our blog on cotton and polyester and to check out our organic cotton products and try them out for yourself, head to today!

Benefits of Reading Stories Before Bedtime

We’ll just go ahead and say it. There is no doubting, denying, or arguing that bedtime stories are good for helping your child get to sleep and achieve more quality sleep and, subsequently, their overall health. Study upon study has shown that this one act can work wonders by leaps and bounds for all youngsters all across the formative age spectrum. So, we know this to be true, but why is this the case? What makes this so beneficial for kids? Let’s jump in!

Wind Down Time

Toddlers can be little balls of energy that move, move, move with no sign of stopping. Because of that, it can sometimes be tough to get them to settle down for sleep at the end of the night. The reason this happens is due to the fact that there can sometimes be no transition between wakefulness and bedtime. To have something in the equation to transition, a sort of wind down time, will be beneficial in easing your toddler into a sleepy state effectively. Reading bedtime stories will serve this purpose wonderfully as it will bridge that gap between the energy of the day and the calmness of the night. Make bedtime stories a part of each night with your toddler to improve their sleep!

Distracts the Mind

As adults that have not been toddlers for sometimes, we may often forget that being a toddler certainly had its fair share of stresses. Each day is still very new in this young state, you are constantly being bombarded by unfamiliar things, and the learning is non-stop! That being the case, our little ones’ mind could be moving at a million miles a minute, and that makes it hard to fall asleep at the end of each busy day. Reading bedtime stories to your kiddo will help distract the mind to more effectively clear their head and get in a mental state that is conducive for sleep.

Sense of Comfort

While there are pretty apparent benefits to reading bedtime stories to our toddlers, such as the aforementioned, there are also some not-so-apparent ways that bedtime stories prove helpful in getting our little ones to sleep. One factor that is a fringe benefit of you reading stories to your kids is that YOU are there. You are their most powerful source of comfort, and by you being there with them, even if for a short while, before they go to bed, they will have that much greater of a likelihood of being able to fall asleep peacefully and easily.

Teach a Toddler to Fish

Okay, we’re not necessarily suggesting that you teach your kid to fish, at least not in this blog in particular. But what we are saying is that by reading your toddler bedtime stories, you are setting them up for successfully adopting a good nighttime routine for them to carry through the rest of their lives. The younger, formative years of our youngsters pose a good opportunity to set good habits, one of which could be a great practice like reading before bed to encourage quality sleep.

Bonus: Better Than Screen Time

Screen time is quite possibly the worst thing for anybody of any age to do before going to bed. Many kids see screen time as a sort of reward and then they end up wanting and getting an unhealthy amount of it. Similar to if you gave a kid a chocolate bar every time they did something good… it wouldn’t fair well over time. Apply that reward mentality to reading, whether it be for bed time or just in general, and it will do your toddler much better service!


In conclusion, bedtime stories are undoubtedly a great thing to implement into your relationship with your little one’s in establishing good habits, emotional connections, and more! Adopt this simple addition into your routine with your toddlers and watch them get to bed quicker, have more quality sleep, and experience fringe benefits of this small addition all at once! To learn more about bedtime practices and products for quality toddler sleep, look to the pros at Dreamtown Kids!