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Baby Bedding - First Time Buying Tips

Aug 25, 2008
Buying baby bedding for the first time can be both exciting and scary. You know you want only the best for the new arrival to your family, yet it's easy to be overwhelmed by the multitude of choices that are available nowadays. If you have ever wished for a plain words list of what baby bedding items to buy that are necessary and what items are merely helpful or desirable accessories, you can consult the categories below help you distinguish between the two. Even within the necessities category, there is plenty of room for innovation so long as you keep safety and temperature control in mind in your selections.

Necessities

The obvious necessities for baby bedding include a crib or cradle mattress, a crib sheet and preferably a mattress pad that will save the mattress when those inevitable diaper spills occur. A covering for the baby such as blanket or coverlet is also critical. You can select a traditional crib mattress or one of the newer organic types. In addition to one or more mattress pads, you will need a supply of crib sheets so that you won't need to do laundry every day. Lightweight baby bedding blankets come in a variety of materials that are generally easy-care.

Accessories

The list of baby bedding accessories can be as long or short as you want to make it. Typical items include crib bumpers, pillows, crib canopies, wall hangings, curtains and valances. Anything that goes along with the overall theme of the room can be utilized. Probably going shopping for the first time for baby bedding items should be done with a list of sorts to help keep you focused, but you may want to avoid buying any items until you have looked over the possibilities and picked out a theme for your baby's room.

Baby's temperature

Maintaining the right sleeping temperature for your baby is an important reason for choosing good blankets or baby bedding coverings. Blankets come in a variety of materials ranging from wool, silk, cotton, suede to all the range of man made materials. Many parents elect to go with soft cotton or cotton blends that are easy care, yet warm and comfortable for the baby. Lightweight baby bedding products are important to avoid risk of suffocation. Blankets come in all the colors and themes you could want so that your desired decor can be just as you desire.

Safety

No matter what type of baby bedding you select, your child's safety should be your first consideration. Look for certification from consumer organizations, product reviews where applicable and think about things you can do to prevent dangerous irritants, allergens or safety hazards simply due to the baby bedding you are using. It's great to know that you can find bedding for your baby's room in every imaginable type of decor and be assured of child safety while doing so. So, let your imagination run wild and enjoy the opportunity of preparing a safe and comfortable haven for your baby.
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