Moms, along with their close friends and family, will probably have to go shopping for cot bedding sets sooner or later. A baby bedding set is not only a crib accessory, but also a decoration and function wrapped in a cute, adorable package. If you’re willing to invest some money in a baby bedding set, that might be fine too. Before you go to the store, make sure you know how to buy bedding for your baby’s crib as this will be an essential ‘workstation’, ‘living space’ and ‘bedroom’ in your nursery.
It’s obvious why baby bedding sets are so popular. They offer a ready-made decor for parents who want to have a nursery that is both useful and stylish. However, buying them wisely is what really matters.
The first thing you need to know when buying a baby bedding set is whether it will fit your bed. Usually manufacturers name those made for standard size cribs a ‘cradle bed’ while the rest of the crib is named after the type of crib such as ‘Stokke’, ‘crib’, ‘baby bunk bed’. ‘, ‘crib’, ‘portacrib’ etc. However, there are always exceptions to the rule, so the best thing to do is to measure and ask before you buy.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you will also need to design your nursery. It wouldn’t be a good idea to buy a baby bedding set that contrasts with the rest of the nursery’s design or color scheme. If possible, make a plan about the design of your nursery before purchasing your bedding set. The easiest thing to do is to get the crib duvet cover set first and use its pattern for color and design inspiration.
Most bedding sets include a comforter, a fitted sheet, a bumper, and a crib skirt, also known as a dust ruffle. More elaborate bedding sets may include a few extra pieces such as a diaper stacker, fringe, decorative crib pillow. To outfit the entire nursery in style and class, most stores also offer coordinating accessories – musical cell phones, laundry baskets, nursery lamps, wall art, clocks, toy bags, etc.
If you want to go with the gender specific design then your search for a boy or girl crib bedding set is more targeted but not easier as there are hundreds or even thousands of designs on the market. If you don’t know your child’s gender and want to leave it as a birth surprise, the genderless crib mattress is your option. The ‘unisex’ trend is more popular than ever, reflected in a wide variety of gender neutral designs. They have equal quality and beauty with gender specific designs and are sometimes more creative and whimsical.
Cost is also a consideration – the quality of crib bedding usually goes up with the price. Designer bedding sets are more expensive, but follow the trend of the day, are more artistic with new and exciting color combinations, comply with current safety standards, are more durable and of higher quality. Buying crib bedding is an investment, and spending a little more is usually well worth it.