Baby bedding

Advice on what to look for when choosing bedding for your baby's nursery, plus the opportunity to purchase a range of childrens bedding and bedding sets.
Your baby will need bed linen.
  • Sheets - You will need four top and four bottom sheet, they are available in either fitted or flat varieties. You will need different sizes sheets for Moses baskets and cribs, cots and cot beds.
  • Blankets - You will need at lease four blankets. Cotton cellular blankets provide the best breathability and a fleece is good on cold nights.
  • Sleeping bags - You will need two sleeping bags. They are really good for keeping wriggling babies warm at night. You will not need to buy top sheets or blankets.
  • Duvets and pillows - These cannot be used until your baby is one year old. Cot bumpers should be removed as soon as your baby can sit up.

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so i need four top crib sheets and four fitted crib sheets is that right
by sammiesue 29th Jun 2009, 9:56am
I am really confused about what bedding to get. Today I bought 4 fitted sheets for my carrycot and I also accidently picked up fitted sheets for a cot bed rather than a cot, which I will have to exchange. Knowing what is a bottom sheet is easy when they are fitted but then when it comes to blankets and top sheets, I get confused. What is classed as a blanket and what is classed as a top sheet? I bought 2 cot fleeces. I would not say they were thick at all, so I would call them top sheets. Some people would say that a fleece is a blanket. Am I just being stupid?

It is really doing my head in of what to buy. I need to buy everything twice as I have a cot and a carrycot. The carrycot says that it is for occasional sleeping only. It is part of my travel system, so I want to use that when I am out or daytime napping and the cot for night time sleeping.
by ju5t1new 19th May 2009, 11:54am
Using duvets on babies under 1 can result in overheating and has been linked to an increase in the risk of cot death. Instead its better to use layers of sheets and blankets as bedding.
by HannahM 30th Nov 2006, 4:16pm
what is the reasoning behind not using duvets on babies under 1yr?
by ali7 30th Nov 2006, 12:17pm