A newborn spends at least 16 hours a day sleeping. So, the least you can do is make sure that he’s comfortable while sleeping.
Besides, making him fall asleep is already hard—you don’t want to wake him up for no reason.
That is why having a good crib bedding is important. For newbie parents, check out these sets with the best crib bedding and give your little bundle of joy only the best that he deserves.
Our Pick: Bedtime Originals Jungle Buddies 3 Piece Crib Bedding Set
This set includes a dust ruffle, a sheet, and a quilt. The pieces are made of 55% cotton and 45% polyester, and the fillings are 100% polyester.
Unfortunately, if you’re looking for a bumper, you won’t find one here.
The dust ruffle comes with a 10-inch drop while the quilt measures 34×43.5 inches. The sheet is 28×52 inches big, which perfectly fits a standard size crib mattress.
The comforter shows a picture of an elephant, giraffe, lion, zebra, bird, and a monkey hanging from a tree. Stripes of various shades of green and brown serve as the borders.
Now, here’s the best part.
Washing it is very easy. Just put it in a gentle cycle (with similar colors,) dry, and iron on low if needed.
It’s advised not to use bleach to preserve the color. Also, we suggest not using hot water when washing the pieces or else the color will fade.
Runner Up: Summer Infant 4-Piece Classic Bedding Set with Adjustable Crib Skirt
A quilt, a crib skirt, and two crib sheets are included in this set. They’re all made of 100% cotton and are washing machine-ready for easy care.
Speaking of laundry days, we like how it comes with 2 crib sheets. So while one sheet is in the laundry, we can just use the other one so the minimalistic and classic feel stays the same.
The sheets are also garterized to fit a wide range of mattresses.
The comforter in this set measures 45x35x5 inches. It’s big enough to give warmth or comfort during story time or even cuddle time.
What’s really great about this set is the crib skirt. Since it’s adjustable, the nursery remains nice and pretty because it can be adjusted to the crib mattress’ height.
Also Great: Just Born Animal Kingdom 3 Piece Crib Bedding Set
We personally love this set because it’s soothing to the eyes and doesn’t scream baby.
This set comes with a comforter, a dust ruffle, and a crib sheet. They are made of 100% cotton to provide your baby with superior comfort.
The dust ruffle measures 28×52 inches with a 16-inch drop while the comforter is 36×45 inches. The sheet is 28×52 inches with an elastic edge to give standard size mattresses a secure fit.
The pieces are also machine washable and easy to dry for low maintenance.
We’re really pleased with this set because it’s so pretty and gives the nursery a polished look. We only wish it’s not that expensive so more people who like simple designs can afford it.
Budget Pick: American Baby Company Portable/Mini Crib Bedding Set
This set comes with a sheet, a comforter, and a bumper.
The bumper is 100% polyester and made from Chenille fabric with raised Minky dots. We think it’s a good addition since it provides an extra layer of protection for your baby’s crib.
The reversible comforter is a cotton/polyester blend and made with the same material as the bumper. Meanwhile, the jersey sheet is 100% cotton with elastic trim and deep pockets.
What Can Go In Your Baby’s Crib
So, you got your baby really soft and comfortable bedding for his crib. Now, what to add next?
Most TV and magazine commercials show moms and their babies in soft beds filled with teddy bears and stuffed animals. Which makes you wonder: is it really safe?
The answer is no. It’s best to wait until he’s more than 12 months.
Stuffed toys put him more at risk for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome.) Though chances are low, stuffed toys and dolls can still make their way to your baby’s mouth and suffocate him.
More than 600 infants in the US die every year because of suffocation. Sadly, infant deaths in the US remain to be high compared to other first-world countries despite recent progress.
So, the safest option is to keep his crib free of anything he doesn’t really need. And yes, this includes stuffed toys and dollies.
When your baby turns one, his risk of dying from SIDS goes down.
He’s also less likely to suffocate. This is because most 12-month old babies already know how to sit up or keep objects off their face.
So, it’s okay to give him a special toy or a “security blanket” once he’s more than 12 months. But, it’s still better to keep his crib free from clutter until he’s made a transition from crib to bed.
However, check with your pediatrician if something’s bothering you. Also, ask him if your baby is developmentally-ready or not. It’s still better to be safe than risk your baby’s health and well-being.
The Bedtime Originals Jungle Buddies 3 Piece Crib Bedding Set is our pick as the best crib bedding. The pieces that come with it are soft and best of all, are very easy to wash.