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"I want a new crib bedding set"

My parents have offered to get bedding for my sister's baby who is due in April and they have asked me for help. She doesn't know if it will be a boy or a girl and she hasn't gotten a crib yet. I figure it should include a comforter, bumper and sheets at least. Advice on where to go or cute neutral designs would be helpful. Thank you.

wanted by: LauraC (28) in Cambridge, MA 02138 +
updated on: May 31, 2011, 8:12 p.m. (6 years, 2 months ago)
posted on: Dec. 24, 2010, 4:38 a.m. (6 years, 8 months ago)
tags: baby bedding crib crib bumpers crib comforter kid
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What to look for in a baby crib bedding set

Congratulations to your sister! It's been a while since I have outfitted a crib, but my sister-in-law has done it a few times in the past 5 years (lucky her :) and this reply is based a lot on her passed-on advice from dinner two nights ago.

It certainly makes it tougher that you don't know if the new baby is a girl or a boy. Like most other things, everyone's favorite web-based mall (that's Amazon for any of you who have more than one favorite :) has quite a selection of baby crib bedding sets.

Personally, I think this safari crib set is super cute and very neutral and suitable for a baby boy or baby girl.

A few pro tips from my S.I.L.:
  • Pay attention to texture: little baby will be in this crib for many hours a day with this bedding touching her/his very soft skin. Look for a high thread count, natural cotton fiber material.

  • Washability is key: babies are messy, make sure the bedding is machine washable with no special instructions. Pick up some Dreft to get that great baby smell!

  • Must fit snuggly: when you get the set, try it on the specific crib it will be used. For babies safety, it must fit snuggly to avoid baby getting tangled in excess fabric or if a too-small sheet comes off the mattress.

  • Get extras: have I mentioned that babies are messy? Make sure that you have at least one spare set on hand, washed and ready to go, for when baby tosses her dinner right before bedtime. It will happen; more than once.

  • Pay attention to what is included: many sets include crib bumpers, a fitted sheet and comforter. Others may throw in crib ruffles and other accessories.

Best of luck to your sister!
comment Thank you (and your sister-in-law) so much for your tips! I love the safari set too, that's the one I'm going to recommend they get. - LauraC 6 years, 5 months ago
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Are Baby Crib Bumper Pads Safe?

Crib bumper pads were popular and useful back when crib slats were wide enough for a baby to get her head through and potentially stuck. Today, regulations prevent crib slats from being this wide, so it is no longer an issue. As well, studies have shown that it is nearly impossible for a baby a hurt herself by bumping her head or poking her arms or legs out of the crib.

Some people and organizations believe strongly that crib bumper pads are no longer necessary and are actually more dangerous since babies can get tangled in them, resulting in suffocation or strangulation. Many influential groups now recommend not using them including: American Academy of Pediatrics, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Take some time to do your own research and decide for yourself.

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