Monday, May 14, 2012

Children’s Bedding at Target #CBias

Since I live about 1/2 an hour from where I work, I always go shopping after work. There aren’t any shops in my small town, so I try to use my time wisely after work!

I had to go to Target because needed to find something to wear to my daughter’s graduation party, the boys desperately need summer clothing, and it’s time for us to upgrade their bedding!

Most of the bedding we have for them is what they’ve been using for about 5+ yrs. They’re moving into teenage and tweenage hood and they are ready to move past the Noah’s Ark theme. I know, poor boys!
Often times when I get to my local Target I say “hi” to Tom, the brother of a friend of mine. He’s one of the guys who grabs all the carts. He’s always delightful to see.
Target DressesI headed to the women’s clothing first and perused their selection of dresses. I didn’t really find anything that time around, but have found something since my shopping trip! Yay me!

From there I headed to the boys clothing trying to find some shorts they might like. I’m totally thrifty and will save where I can. I always head to their clearance racks to see if I can find a bargain! I found a few shirts for the boys. Still need to figure out what to do about shorts.

I found the bedding and dreamed about what I’d get myself first if I could get some “mom” bedding. I love the thought of some new sheets and comforters. Some bright and airy new sheets are just what this mama needs!
Target BeddingI sadly left the bedding I want and found bedding for teens and kids. The teen girl section seemed to have a lot of options. Lots of pink, girlie styled decor and bedding. Sadly, my girls are in the adult bedding age now. lol

The next aisle is more of what I was looking for. It was geared towards boys! One of the things I noticed though, was that there was only the Shaun White series that was more for tween/teen boys. The other selections they had were dinosaur themed and car themed. So, that didn’t give me a lot of options for my almost 13yr old son.
Shaun WhiteIt was nice that they had 3 different styles for the line, but I would’ve liked having more options like the girls section. When I went around the corner, there was a whole aisle that was “theme” with bedding from Star Wars, to Cars and The Avengers. So, plenty of options for younger boys.

And do you see all those awesome sale tags! I felt like I’d hit the mother load with all the sale prices! Target I ended up grabbing a set of Star Wars sheets for Doodle and went back and forth with the Shaun White sheets. I finally decided on the blue/gray set for Buddy.
Social Fabric When I got home, I had the boys strip their bed (I know, you should always wash sheets before you put them on your bed…blah blah blah. I wanted to get them on their beds so I could show you, and my boys, how sweet their new sets were. Why don’t kids get as excited about these kinds of things like I do?
Collective BiasWhen the boys were going to bed, Buddy (who is a Star Wars geek to the nth degree) says, can I have the Star Wars sheets? lol I can NOT win! I figured with the Shaun White set, he’d be feeling all “grown up” and away from the little kid sets. Apparently when it comes to Star Wars, one never fully grows up.
TargetI asked Doodle if he’d be ok swapping with his brother for the Shaun White sheets. I explained who Shaun is, we loved the Winter Olympics, and he seemed fine with the change.

How do you know when you should start upgrading your kids to an older style whether it’s in bedding or clothing? Do you wait for them to speak up or do you just do it on your own?

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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own and never influenced by the company.


Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

My children are so young- i would like to thing I would let them choose on their own and ask when ready...who day at a time, right? I love the style and products you got!

SensiblySara said...

You found great sheets! Isn't it funny that we can never be accurate in our decisions?!

Mallery said...

I have a Trekkie at home, my Husband, so I can relate to the never growing out of it thing! I wish I had a girl because, like you pointed out, they have so much more to choose from in everything!

Lisa B. said...

Adorable bedding! I absolutely LOVE shopping at Target! :)

Unknown said...

JDaniel would love the Star Wars sheets!

Zack said...

I LOVE Target! They seriously have everything you need! Our last 3 sets of sheets are form there. Also, that car bed is awesome!

DisneyMom said...

Looks like a fun trip of shopping! I wish our son slept in his bed, because it's getting crowded in ours.

Carolyn M said...

I love what kind of shopping you do. Although I don't have any kids and wouldn't be buying single sheets unless I kick my husband out, lol, I really like your selection!

Melissa Say What? said...

Oh, Mimi! You've tugged at my heart strings! My son will be 13 in *counting on fingers* 18 days. We MUST network! I'm going to need a pal! My son actually graduated from a bunk bed to a stylish futon (from Target) several years ago. He's now ready for a real bed!! He loves Shaun White, but I would also be faced with the same ordeal.

On another note, I do hear Star Wars fanatics will always be just that regardless of age.

At any rate, I know we have a few networks in common. We MUST keep in touch through this "journey" into teen years. I hear boys are a lot different than girls!

brett said...

i think my husband would sleep on star wars sheets if they came in king. they NEVER outgrow that. ever. i won't lie, if i found cool snoopy sheets that fit my bed i'd probably get them. :o)

i love when target has sales like that!! we're all about superheroes with my son right now and i saw lots of spiderman goodies in your shots!!

Liz Mays said...

I should totally get those for the guest bed for when my son visits. He would crack up and secretly love them!

Six in the Nest said...

I think it really depends on the kid. My boys actually all preferred the plain color sets we got them last year. I was surprised because usually we got them character sets, but they were so excited by the plain colors. They're all 8 and under. LOL.

I do think boys get the short end of the stick when it comes to clothing and other stuff- girls just have so many more options!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

I was just at Target today and saw ALL of these same things! LOL! My 7 year old is BEGGING for the Star Wars sheets. But he has a double bed and I only saw them in twin. :(

tkharmonic (Terri) said...

My son really likes outer space themed bedding. A few years ago he wanted Spiderman, but since then he wants planets, stars, etc., and I like them because it's easy to mix and match many different types.

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