What do you actually need to buy in terms of crib bedding?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How did you buy your crib bedding?
    I bought the set and it was totally worth it! : (3 votes)
    12 %
    I bought the set and wish that I hadn't. : (4 votes)
    16 %
    I bought my crib bedding separately. : (16 votes)
    64 %
    Other (explain below) : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @As_You_Wish:  I bought one fitted sheet and made another. That’s all we have needed and little guy is 9 months. Other decorative pieces (for not in the crib) are your discretion, but that is all you need until about age 2. 


    Post # 4
    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Also, if you decide to get a set with bumpers, They can be used as a window valence, or to protect edges on coffee tables when little one starts crawling. You can repurpose a number of things in a set if you really love it, but I don’t think it is worth the money.

    Post # 5
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @As_You_Wish:  You really only need fitted sheets to cover the mattress; 2-3 should work.  Everything else is a waste of money imo since you aren’t supposed to use bumpers or blankets per the AAP.

    Post # 6
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I only used fitted sheets, and eventually the bumper (gasp!) as well. my son would get his legs stuck between the bars of his crib and the wall and couldn’t get them out and it hurt him. So I put the bumper on that side of the crib only so he couldn’t get stuck anymore. Other than that, no bedding accessories were necessary.

    Post # 8
    2740 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    All you need are fitted crib sheets and a waterproof mattress pad.  IMO those bed-in-a-bag sets are a waste of money because you aren’t supposed to have bumpers, blankets, comforters, et al. in the crib at all.

    Post # 9
    8818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    My mom bought me a very expensive Winnie the Pooh sheet set and bumper set.  I’ve asked her nicely to return the bumpers (she doesn’t seem to understand what all the hoopla is about bumpers) but I’m going to keep the rest.  The fitted sheets will go in the crib and she can have the blanket when she’s out in her stroller or when she learns to sit up and she’s in her playpen.

    Post # 10
    1164 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Just fitted sheets! As others have said, the rest of the things are dangerous, cute but dangerous. And a waste of $$ 🙂

    Post # 11
    1766 posts
    Buzzing bee

    All u really NEED is crib sheets…like atleast 7. Babies spit up alot. crib ruffled look nice. i bought Wonder Bumpers for my child’s crib. they zip up on individual crib slate…instead of the traditional controversial bumpers….quilts and pillows are a definite no-no.

    Post # 12
    3633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    All we bought were sheets. I thought about a crib skirt but the cribs we really liked were more modern/minamalist looking so we didn’t need a crib skirt. I bought the Skip Hop Complete Sheet which features a design on the side to give it that bumper sort of look without actually using a bumper. I’m not really into matchy-matchy anyway so we bought blankets elsewhere.

    Post # 13
    3032 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Fitted sheets only for us.  I just returned the cib skirt I bought since the cib I am getting won’t work with one.

    Post # 14
    4404 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Another one here who only bought fitted sheets (we got two, which is the right number for us). I bought ours on amazon–they were between 6 and 10 bucks each for organic cotton sheets. The baby sleeps in a swaddled blanket and doesn’t need/can’t use any other blankets for a long time anyway. 

    We also received several handmade quilts after she was born, so I was glad we’d held off buying any complete bedding sets. 

    Post # 15
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We got a crib set, but it didn’t include the bumpers (which I didn’t want anyway for obvious reason) as a shower gift.  It included the dust ruffle, one crib sheet, and the adorable quilt.  It was expensive at $116… but, like I said — it was a gift.  If we had to buy it ourselves, we probably would have gone a different route.  We bought the matress protector, a breathable baby bumper, sheet saver (google them! They are awesome!) and 2 more crib sheets to go with the set.

    Post # 16
    6633 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Crib sheets that is what we had, now days he is almost two there are quite a few other things in his crib. We haven’t moved to big boy bed yet.  He has at 23 months right now a toddler pillow, a big blanket, a dinosaur that rawrs from Build A Bear, a pretty big Sea Turtle, his little security blanket and his penguin. Oh yeah his beanie baby kitty and a small puppy (that puppy was in the NCIU unit with him)  

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