Our advice? Try to guide the little guy towards a general room theme that doesn’t feature the character du jour. The Deep Sea twin sheet set from the very fresh kids’ bedding designers (both moms by the way) at kukunest is a great starting point. It allows you to indulge your kid’s passion for the water world without succumbing to trends that are here today, replaced tomorrow by the next 2-dimensional animal with a happy meal toy created in his likeness.
As far as the licensed characters, stick to books and DVDs. At least it won’t cost you hundreds every time your kid grows out of them. –Julie
[thanks, stefania and asha!]