Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Must Have Items For Your Baby’s Crib Bedding

When you are buying crib bedding for the first time, you may
feel overwhelmed by the choices of colors, themes, patterns, and
styles available for your new baby. That’s actually a good
feeling because it means you’re going to have more choices
available. However, what isn’t so good is not knowing which
items you are going to need in order to prepare for your baby’s
arrival. Below are some pointers to help you decide what needs
to be included in you crib bedding.

Crib Bumper

The crib bumper is one of the most important parts of your crib
bedding purchases because it will protect your baby’s limbs from
moving out between the bars of the crib which can cause the baby
injury. However, you want to be sure that the crib bumpers you
choose are securely connected to the crib. Loose ties can be a
strangulation hazard for babies.

Remember to choose crib bumpers that are going to be padded to
provide your baby with further protection from the crib and be
sure to choose a four piece bumper to provide all over
protection for the baby.

Crib Sheet

You’ll also want to invest in at least one fitted sheet as part
of your crib bedding. The sheet will wrap around the crib’s
mattress so your baby doesn’t come in direct contact with a
surface that is difficult to keep clean and germ free. With the
sheets, at least you’ll be able to wash them and that gives you
some peace of mind. Generally, the fitted sheet is going to be
less decorative because it will be one of the least visible
parts of the crib bedding appearance.

Remember you may want to purchase extra fitted crib sheets so
that you can change the crib while you’re washing one set of

Crib Blanket

Babies need the extra warmth of a nice cozy blanket in their
cribs, as well. Although the blanket’s appearance is going to be
important because you want it to match the rest of the crib
bedding, the softness and texture of the blanket should be most
important. Make sure you choose a blanket designed for babies so
it won’t be too long and will adhere to safety standards
established for crib bedding.

Again, it might not be a bad idea to purchase more than one
blanket so you can have an alternative or so you can mix and
match designs for new crib bedding looks.

Crib Skirt

The crib skirt is not always a mandatory part of the crib
bedding package. Just as the bed skirt you have (or don’t have)
at home is optional, so is this. If you’ve made the decision to
buy a crib bedding set then the style you select will determine
whether one of these wholly decorative pieces will be included.
Generally, packages and designs that are more feminine are more
likely to include a crib skirt.

If you’re set against having a crib skirt, buying the crib
bedding pieces separately might be your best option.

About The Author: Molly Ridenhour is a proud co-owner of Pure
and Honest Kids, a children's and baby e-boutique. Visit us
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