(Closed) What crib bedding do you REALLY need?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll:
    No need for a crib yet, babies should sleep in a bassinet or cradle for the first few months. : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Fitted Sheet : (35 votes)
    78 %
    Blanket/quilt : (3 votes)
    7 %
    Bumper : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Jilliebean1:  My daughter is 1 year old and we have a mini-crib. All you need is a fitted sheet. We also used a breathable bumper to keep her from pushing her pacifiers out of the crib. I couldn’t find anything except fitted sheets that are actually made for the mini-crib anyway, because most people don’t seem to know it exists. I bought a regular-crib-sized breathable bumper and had to double-wrap a large portion of it.


    Post # 5
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Jilliebean1:  It’s great! I thought for awhile that she was going to become too tall and outgrow it, but I don’t think that will happen. I really think full-size cribs are bigger than necessary. 

    Post # 6
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Just fitted sheets and thats it.  

    Post # 7
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Fitted sheet and a couple waterproof mattress covers.

    Fun tip I saw browsing pinterest was: make the bed up with the matress pad and a fitted sheet,  then another mattress pad and fitted sheet so if there is a major blow out or spit up during the night you can strip the bed fast and put them back in and wash the sheets in the morning without having to remake the whole bed in the middle of the night. 

    Post # 8
    2837 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Jilliebean1:  I think everyone loves the idea of getting a crib and getting the babies room ready- I did it with baby #1.  But he didn’t sleep in us crib until he was well into the 6th month mark+……..and even so, we usually co-slept.

    Unless you have some SERIOUS desire to get the crib set up, in all honesty, I’d wait.  I know we will with baby #2 (not pregnant yet, but when the time comes)– 

    Personally, I will skip the bassinet, too.  Again, we had one for my son– but he had some serious acid reflux and needed to sleep on a medical AR pillow, which he was strapped onto- in order to be at the perfect 30 degree angle for his reflux.  He slept in his bassinet all of ONE night after his 3.5 week stay in the hospital.  

    If you have a larger baby at birth, they won’t even be able to stay in most bassinets for more than a few weeks anyway– unless you are going to pack n play route where the “bassinet” gets dropped down after a certain weight.


    In Sweden (I’m almost positive it’s Sweden)- they have a box they give every pregnant mother, regardless of their financial status.  It’s all your baby “essentials”- put into a cardboard box, in which the baby can sleep in.  It’s totally safe, and it makes perfect sense.


    A laundry basket is even safe.


    If you do decide to go right to the crib, fitted sheets and good mattress pad is all you really need- swaddles or sleep sacks are good!



    Post # 9
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Crib bumpers are illegal (at least in IL) so I’m gonna go with a no on that one!  (I know the breathable kind are fine.)

    Post # 10
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Fitted sheets. That’s it!

    A waterproof cover is nice, a breathable crib liner is nice.

    Bedding sets and bumpers are pretty, but unsafe. And expensive. So woo, saving money!

    Post # 11
    1151 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I bought waterproof covers (2) and fitted sheets. I’m also getting a bed skirt (not necessary, just because its pretty)… and as others have said a breathable bumper when necessary for flailing limbs and falling objects =) 

    Post # 12
    9677 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Fitted sheets would be it.

    I think waterproof covers would be nice to have though.  That is all I am getting plus a crib skirt, because it makes it look nicer.  You don’t need crib bumpers or a matching quilt.  I thought they were a waste of money so I didn’t get them.

    I didn’t see the point of a bassinet (just because they won’t be in it for long) so I just got a crib that will be in our room for the first 6 months.

    Post # 13
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    All you really need is a fitted sheet. The waterproof covers are awesome, though! We have two covers and 3 sheets.

    Post # 14
    1439 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    The doubling up trick is amazing!!! We used it a lot when we stopped diapers at night. 


    Post # 15
    7649 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I found through the Bee that just a fitted sheet (and maybe a waterproof mattress pad) was the way to go. I find that bumpers and all the other stuff are expensive (themed bedding is very expensive when I did research) and might be unsafe unless you get breathable material.


    Post # 16
    2780 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Jilliebean1:  we literally have only ever had a white fitted sheet and a white crib bumper when baby got older. That’s it and that’s all we’re usin this time around as we’ll. you really don’t NEED anything else and I don’t like the look of matchy matchy sets anyway

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