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So I found crib bedding that I love. It’s from Target and it’s clean and classic. The problem is that it only comes in a 11 piece set, 8 of which are totally garbage and I will never use!! There is no way to get only the pieces I want, you have to order the whole set.
What I want: Dust Ruffle, Comforter, Fitted Crib Sheet
What esle it comes with: Toy Bag, Pillow, Diaper Stacker, Three Piece Wall Hanging Set, 2 Valances
What I would use but I have to order separately: Bumper (maybe?), Window Panels, Mobile, Lamp Shade = $180 extra!!!
To add insult to injury, I figured I could go on etsy or amazon and find similar bedding with only the dust ruffle and comforter. No such luck, turns out these pieces alone cost more than the 11 piece set on target….
It just seems like such a waste!
Post # 3
Have you looked at other stores like Sears or JC Penny or Marshalls, etc. Maybe even try Ebay?
That sucks you can’t buy the pieces seprate but the set sounds nice.
Post # 4
I bought an adorable 4 piece set at Target…it was on sale for $55. It was a comforter, fleece blanket, crib sheet and dust ruffle.
Post # 5
Honestly all you need is a fitted sheet for a baby that is it. For an infant all should be in the crib is the fitted sheet and the baby.
Post # 6
@bridalprincess: I’ve looked EVERYWHERE, including generic google image searches for “gray crib bedding”. I guess it’s a difficult thing to find, especially one without chevrons! I’ll probably just have to bite the bullet and either try to repurpose the stuff I don’t think I’ll use or donate it.
@Adeline4: That’s awsome. I wish I could find a deal like that. I think my tastes are too specific, so it doesn’t leave me much room to find good deals on bedding. Luckily, I’ve been really lucky with all of my other stuff, so I can afford to splurge to get exactly what I want.
@Sassygrn: I know for the first few months all you need is the fitted sheet, but I want a dust ruffle because I want to be able to store containers under the crib and some coordinating decor pieces for the room. Then when the baby is older, I’d like the matching comforter. There are a lot of things you don’t “need” for a newborn, but they’re still nice to have!
Post # 7
@ExcitedScaredBee: If you are looking to have the fitted sheet match everything, you will need more than one. The more you effort you put into coordinating, the more likely the baby will pee all over it the second you put him down.
Post # 8
@ExcitedScaredBee: Oh I agree but unfortunately a lot of that nice stuff tends to be a waste of money. I know for my son’s crib. We got the bedding from craigslist (originally looked at the crib she was selling but was a drop down and we said no thanks) so she sold us the bedding. It had a crib sheet, dust ruffle and bumpers and comforter. The only thing we used was the dust ruffle (the crib we got has a drawer underneath it) and the crib sheet. I bought about 3 other crib sheets. The bumpers and comforter have never been used by us.
Little boy has this awesome blanket that he adores and a little blanket he adores also that he drags around.
http://www.allyzabba.com/products/allyzabba-dino/ this is his big blanket
http://www.amazon.com/aden-anais-Security-Blanket-Friends/dp/B003IGTQOE and this is his little blanket…
Post # 9
@KitKatNYC: Yep, I have already stocked up on extra plain fitted sheets. One comes with the set, so I will add it to the rotation.
My rant is that I’d really like to buy 1 dust ruffle, 1 comforter (for when the baby is older) and 4 matching crib sheets, but there’s no way to do that with this (or most) sets. Instead, they just bundle together a bunch of stuff you will never use.
Post # 10
@ExcitedScaredBee: have you tried babysupermall.com? We got our set there. They had 2 different options (with bumper and other extras) for most patterns.
Post # 11
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@ExcitedScaredBee: I have a similar issue where the set I love is 13 pieces and I’ll use maybe 4 of them. I still want those things though, so I’m going to register for the set and a few extra fitted sheets and choose what I want to keep from the set and offer the rest on kijiji or craigslist or a local mothers’ buy and sell group or even a yard sale. I’m sure the diaper bag and similar items will sell easily.
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@ExcitedScaredBee: I got grey and white chevron sheets at Target for $10. Not a set but for $10 they’re a start!
Post # 14
DH nearly DIED while we were looking at infant bedding today. There’s no way I was buying infant bedding, but he didn’t know how expensive it was. When he saw the prices, he was BAFFLED!
Post # 15
@ExcitedScaredBee: I find that baby items are often pushed on moms. If you really want it well suck it up and buy it. I understand the need to cover the junk tho.
I agree with what @Sassygrn: said, all of the extras (bumpers etc.) become useless after a while. My DS was always tied up in his and his head would still bump into the rails above the bumper when he rolled over.
When I had my DD (first child) I went mad with baby items!! After she was born her poop got on everything (she wore expensive disposables and then cloth but it still got out). If it wasn’t poop, it was puke. As soon as the crib was nicely made up, she would mess it up. Same thing when she was nicely dressed (but it is still fun to dress up little girls). For my son, his thing was peeing all over.
Post # 16
@ExcitedScaredBee: Are you really having trouble finding gray? Its everywhere! I got some great stuff from Pottery Barn Kids in gray. Check out Layla Grace or Amazon. Tons of gray bedding!