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
pretty much blanket decor IMO. And most of them are so stiff they just dont drape, so if anything baby would go on it while on the floor (unless its really fluffy and covers their faces)
Post # 4
@evefisher: when I babysat my cousins child this summer, she’s 18months, she NEVER used her comfroter. Her mom put a small, soft blanket in their because the comforter doesn’t even bend properly. I 2nd what a PP said about using it on the floor for playtime.
Post # 5
I bought a cute fitted sheet for my kids when they were babies, but no comforters. I think most people use comforters as decoration, or once the child is 12 months or so.
The safest way to keep them warm when they are newborn is with the sleep bags, I used grobag, they have such a cute range with different weights for different climates.
SIDS is a really big thing here in Australia, I had my midwives give me so much information about what was and wasn’t required in terms of bedding. Maybe if you are looking for more info, you could talk to them, or a baby health nurse. Many of the larger chemists around here have baby health nurses on their staff.
Post # 6
We’re not bothering to get anything but a fitted sheet for the crib. I might look into breathable bumpers when she gets mobile, but nothing beyond that.
I think anything beyond a fitted sheet is for decoration purposes only.
Post # 7
I did not register for sets or comforters at all, I think it’s all just aesthetics. Just fitted sheets, a breathable bumper and some thin blankets/swaddlers.
Post # 8
its weird they still sell so many. all you need is a fitted sheet and possibly a bumper, but no blanket or other things should be in the crib with the baby for at least the first year. we still use sleep sacks for our 18 month old, but that is mostly because he moves all over and a blanket would be pointless!
Post # 9
I’ve heard/read that all you need is the sheet! And to stay away from bumpers! This article http://www.livestrong.com/article/84259-crib-bumper-dangers/ and this article http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/2011-04-22-crib-bumper-safety.htm seemed to discuss it pretty well. The daycare facilities we’ve been interviewing use only a sheet and the doctor mentioned it too. It made me sad at first, because the entire sets are SO CUTE, but it’s definitely not worth risking the baby’s safety 🙂
Post # 10
So helpful, thank you! I thought I was in some weird alternate universe, since I saw so many and had heard they are so bad….