The Basics Of Baby Bedding

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Planning for the arrival of a newborn is an exciting time in life and you want to make sure you have everything you need for your new little one when they arrive home from the hospital. This includes the crib and the baby bedding you will use in it. There are many options out there in themes and styles to consider, but what you want to make sure is that you have all the essentials for practical everyday life on hand when you need them.

There are many pieces that go into the baby bedding you will use. Ensure all pieces are flame retardant for safety. You also want to make sure they are not so puffy that this becomes an issue of potential smothering and other safety factors. Items that are puffy can be used on walls and as draped decorative items as opposed to being placed in the crib.  You get the effect without the safety issues.  Whatever you choose your bedding, here are some basics to get you started.

Mattress Cover: In simple terms, the cover is like a fitted crib sheet but is plastic. It is lightweight and can be cleaned easily if accidents travel through from the sheet. It will protect the mattress and ensure that baby has a dry place to rest.

Crib Sheet: The crib sheet is like a smaller version of the fitted sheets we use on adult beds.  It fits snugly around the baby mattress,  It is wise to have several sheets on hand for changing. They can be found many times in sets or packages that have three crib sheets together. You will want to wash them before baby comes home in a soft baby-oriented laundry detergent before you use them on the crib.

Bumper: A crib bumper is a good idea to have as it is not only cute but serves an important purpose. It protects your little one from poking through rails or bumping themselves on the side of the crib while sleeping. These tie to the inside of the baby crib easily and are machine washable if needed.

Dust Ruffle: Purely a decorative item, the dust ruffle can complete the aesthetic look to the baby crib area. They come many times in crib sets to match the rest of your decor. It is a nice added touch to the complete look.

Blankets: Having a favorite blanket can be a comfort factor for your baby. Too many blankets can over heat baby. Having on special blanket that is practical is good and perhaps an extra on a cold night. One spare is good for an accident, but ensure you do not add too many to the crib as overheating can occur.

Additional items such as a prop wedge can also work well in the crib. These wedges help baby stay propped when sleeping so they do not roll onto their back or stomach. Other items such as a soft music attachment can be nice for baby to fall asleep to.

All together these items will make up the baby bedding you will use on a daily basis when you new little one arrives home. You can find great priced bedding in sets for affordable prices in many stores or online in your area. Have fun choosing the perfect bedding for your new baby.

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