Post # 1
Hi, bees! So confused about baby bedding (i.e. sheets and comforter)…I’m registering for it, and everyone is talking about it, but aren’t babies supposed to sleep with nothing in the crib with them? I understand having a cute sheet to cover the mattress, but why the comforter? Is it for later? Is it just ofr decoration? Thanks!
Post # 3
Lots of people use the comforter & bumpers, but they are DEFINITELY not recommended due to suffocation risks.
In My Humble Opinion, baby bedding is a racket & it’s really a lot easier to just sew your own sheet, LOL!
Post # 4
I’m not getting any either–just a sheet and some swaddlers. Too much of a suffocation risk and unnecessary.
Post # 5
Ditch the comforters and bumpers, they look cute and you see them in EVERY magazine but they can be dangerous. They’re meant to stop the baby’s head hitting the cot of they move around in the night, but they’re a suffocation risk.
For newborns you just usually swaddle them and put them on the mattress with a sheet on top. (On top of the mattress, not the baby!)
I put a lambskin under the sheet to make it a bit softer. (Not a thick one, it was about only about 2 inches thick.
If you want to put another blanket or sheet on top of the baby for extra warmth, put the baby at the bottom of the cot, so their feet touch the cot/crib, and shorten the sheet/blanket so it only just covers their chest. And make sure it’s well and truly tucked under so it can’t move!
Post # 6
We have a fitted sheet and swaddle muchkin. We do use a blanket, as a PP the blanket doesn’t go any further than chest. I always double check to make sure the blanket is lower on him..
Post # 7
You will read lots of different recommendations from different sources on the subject, but I believe the most widely accepted is that babies shouldn’t have things in the crib with them, bumpers, blankets, quilts, stuffed animals ect because even some crazy small babies can work up the momentum to roll themselves into something. It is one of those thing that when I become a mom may be paranoid, and I know plenety of babies for millenia have slept fine in all kinds of different things, but is just not worth the risk.
Post # 8
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And if you are really worried about the baby’s arms and legs going through the bars (some mom’s are, and it can be a legit worry when they are older), there are mesh bumpers you can use. That way if the baby’s face is against it, they can still breath. They may not be super cute, but they are safe, which is the most important.
Post # 9
My niece definitely got her leg stuck in the crib slats. Mesh bumpers would be fantastic for the little monkey.
My sister uses the comforters for decoration and for when they got a bit older; my niece is 2 now and still uses her crib comforter as an extra blanket in winter or for snuggling on the couch. So…if you like the look of it, someone is offering to buy it because they specifically want to get the sheets, etc. it will have a practical use when they’re older even if you’re hesitant to use it while they’re infants.
Post # 10
Just because I am a nerd… Studies and information!
The National SIDS website
And the consumer product safety commion on the subject!
Post # 11
I didn’t register for it. I’m putting a skirt on the bed and a sheet. If there is a comforter that I love that matches the skirt or whatever I go with, I might buy it for future use when the baby is older and a comforter makes sense. We’ll see.