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crib bedding guide for a new baby
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crib bedding guide for a new baby

crib bedding guide for a new baby

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One of the most exciting activities for new parents is finding the perfect crib bedding for your nursery. There are endless possibilities for making your baby’s room special. Some expectant parents want to find out the gender of their baby ahead of time just so they can start designing the nursery ahead of time. Making a big deal out of the baby’s room is part of the fun of parenthood (although you can certainly be low-key if you wish). From a fantasy room that clearly stands apart to a subdued space that blends with the decor in your house, your baby’s nursery can be anything you want. Visit our crib bedding page click here to view our collections

A logical place to start in designing your baby’s room is with the crib bedding, crib bumper, crib skirt, crib blanket, and crib sheets. Then choose paint or wallpaper and other accessories, such as the fabric for your rocking chair, based on those colors and patterns. It’s often much easier to start with the crib linens and then paint or wallpaper. But as you know from our report on Cribs, to guard against suffocation, we recommend making sure the bumper ties fit properly as many of our designers custom fit the ties to specific cribs. This ensures that it is securely tied in the right locations for optimal safety. It is fun to also match your crib bedding with the window treatments. Besides conventional fabrics like 100 percent traditional cotton, you’ll find fitted sheets in soft, organic cotton, cotton fleece, laundered linen, dupioni silk and more.

Though they often come in sets or "collections," crib linens are also sold individually.

Whether you decorate your baby’s room lavishly or simply, make safety your main concern. Purchase tightly fitting sheets, then recheck the fit after each laundering, since washing can cause shrinking or weaken the elastic. Check for loose threads that could catch a baby’s head or neck. Launder sheets twice before the first use to remove any chemical residue from the fabric-treatment process and to ensure correct fit. Consider using a mild liquid or powder laundry detergent, such as Dreft, a specially formulated laundry detergent for infants and toddlers. Remember, bare is best. Follow our suggestions for Safer sleeping, such as putting your baby to bed on her back.

Cheat Sheet

Warning: Changing a fitted crib sheet, even it’s not in the middle of the night after a leaky diaper debacle, falls into the category of who knew it would be this hard? There must be an easier way—and we’re happy to report there is, but it will cost you slightly more than conventional sheets. Many of our designers custom make cheat sheets or "neat sheets".

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