Babies-Toddler Vivian | 28 Mar 2011 01:13 pm

Baby Bedding – What You Need to Know

Preparing the baby bedding for your newborn isn’t an easy task. Preparing it is not all about making the nursery look good. It’s also about protecting your baby. This is why you need to know what to look for when buying baby bedding to create safe, yet good-looking bedding for your newborn. How do you do that? Let’s find out.

When preparing the bedding for your baby, it is important to plan which things you need to buy. For the safety and wellness of your baby, baby blanket, crib sheets and baby bumpers are the things you need. Setting up a nursery for a newborn is a very special experience for parents. But while it is special, it can also be quite difficult. Most first-time parents ask questions like “What is the most important thing to consider when choosing baby bedding?” They would also like to know which things are necessary to buy when setting up a nursery. But more than this, parents should also consider the baby’s safety. There are so many things that you need to know about crib bedding. So let’s find out more about crib bedding.

When setting up a nursery, crib bedding is one of the essential parts. Crib bedding is not just about the color and theme that will blend on the nursery, it’s also a crucial part of your baby’s everyday life. Your baby must feel comfortable on the crib as he or she sleeps. The crib should be a safe place for your baby to sleep on to.

The material that is commonly used for crib bedding is cotton. It is really soft and is almost impossible to bring discomfort or give allergies to your baby. You’ll need a mattress cover, crib sheet, bumper pads, blankets and crib skirt to do crib bedding. Pillows aren’t needed.

The mattress cover must tightly fit the mattress. You might also want to buy a waterproof mattress cover to ensure that messes are kept to a minimum. Some mattress covers even has a zipper so that the mattress is more secured.

The crib sheets are subject to frequent changes. That’s because leaks happen, even with a good diaper. Again, the crib sheet should tightly fit the mattress. Furthermore, the crib sheets should also be durable and can stand regular washing. When buying crib sheets, be sure to buy many so that you don’t have to wash the crib sheets daily.

Bumper pads and blankets can be used but are not recommended. That’s because it is believed that bumper pads and blankets are factors that affect sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). While bumper pads were once a part of the baby crib, it was removed because it’s a possible cause of SIDS. Clever babies could make use of the bumper pads as a foot stool to get out of the crib. Blankets, on the other hand, could suffocate the baby when the baby is entrapped in it. Experts recommend that you get your baby to wear warm enough clothing instead of using blankets. You may use the blanket only when the baby grows older.

The crib skirt is hanged down towards the floor and is attached under the mattress. This has no real purpose other than being a decorative. You may also use it to hide the items placed below the crib.

Before buying any of the things needed for the baby bedding, you should check the quality of the materials. The quality should be good enough depending on your needs. If you buy a low quality product, you’ll end up purchasing another one later on. So you have to determine how long you would use it.

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