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The Must Have Items For Your Baby's Crib Bedding

Aug 22, 2008
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 sheets.

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.
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