Preparing your baby’s bedroom is an exciting task for Moms-to-be, and choosing the right crib bedding is a must. Sleep and rest are vital for a baby’s healthy development, and the demand for high quality baby bedding has shot up in recent years, as more and more parents are keen to give their child the best possible environment for sleeping. Crib bedding and decorations around the nursery and sleeping area have a demonstrable impact on a baby’s comfort and early development. Some parents choose to buy not only bedding, but adornments and decorations like mobiles to stimulate their child’s mind and senses during these early months.
Crib baby bedding is made up of several components which complement each other and work together for a baby’s comfort. Basic types of baby bedding include sheets, blankets and bumpers. It’s important to make sure there are no gaps in the bedding so that the baby cannot become trapped in the crib. That’s why many parents line the wooden frame of a traditional crib with a bumper (or top piece), which protects the baby when he or she rolls up against the side of the crib. Sheets, which absorb moisture, come in various shapes and sizes, but many parents opt for a fitted sheet as this stays in position even when a baby moves around in the night. These sheets tend to be made of cotton jersey or a towelling cotton / polyester mix – useful because they don’t need ironing. Comforters and blankets lie on top of the bed and provide extra warmth. It’s important to choose blankets that are the right weight so that your baby does not get too hot in bed. Many parents buy heavier blankets for extra warmth during the winter months and lighter ones for summer.
To keep your baby comfortable, pay close attention to the type of fabric you choose for your nursery bedding. Most sheets and blankets are available in cotton, acrylic and fleece (made from polyester). Fleece is the most expensive fabric, but it is also the softest. All three fabrics are easy to wash and quick to dry, and all of them are safe for your baby. Colors are important for young babies as they can help stimulate growing minds, as well as providing practical solutions. Dark colors, for example, are handy for hiding stains and won’t need replacing as frequently as fabrics in lighter colours. It makes sense to choose your nursery wall color first, and then select bedding that matches or complements it. Pastel colors work well together and are also a good choice if you are looking for baby bedding that is gender neutral. Whatever your baby’s needs, we have a great range of nursery bedding to help him, and you, get a good night’s sleep.