(Closed) Why does baby bedding cost more than king size bedding?! How much did you pay?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How much did your bedding set cost
    Less than $200 : (22 votes)
    92 %
    $200-$300 : (1 votes)
    4 %
    $400 + : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
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    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @Mrs.D:  What are you looking for? The only thing you need is a fitted crib sheet. Any blankets, etc. shouldn’t be in the crib, and bumpers aren’t recommended, either. 

    Post # 5
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    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Oh, sorry, and to answer your question, my mom made a fitted crib sheet (so probably $10 for material), and I bought an additional one for like $10 at K-Mart.

    I understand the appeal of the sets, but I’d spend your decorating money elsewhere…

    Post # 7
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Most crib bedding sets I’ve seen include things that, while cute, you shouldn’t be putting in a baby’s crib for safety reasons (quilts, bumpers…).  All you need in the crib is a mattress with some kind of mattress protector and a fitted sheet, so the complete bedding sets are a waste of money IMO.

    Post # 8
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    7527 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The companies that make all the products are counting on what you just said- that you think you need all the accessories to go with it.  When in reality, your baby only needs a fitted sheet.  No quilts or top sheet or pillows should be used until baby is at least a year old and crib bumpers should never be used.  Soooo really what are you going to use out of that whole expensive set?  It is all super cute when it is matchy- but it is a waste of money.

     

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    The only thing that’s a bigger racket than the wedding industry is the baby industry…and let me tell you, business is good for those companies….if you know someone who can sew, you can get anything you want for around $25 in fabric.

    Post # 11
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Mrs.D:  They do have some expensive ones out there that are very beautiful. But it is really a rip off because your baby will spit up, pee will leak, etc . . . all over the bedding. If you want something pretty for pictures and stuff there are ones around 40-60 you just have to look around. For the most part just get plenty of low cost fitted crib sheets. Better the spend the bulk of the money on a nice crib, a mobile, and other crib items that the baby will get use out of. My kids loved the little crib attachment that had sounds and music.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I just looked at Target and I’m not seeing anything super expensive (either in bedding or baby clothes)? This 4-piece set if $55. The fitted sheet by itself is $10.

    Post # 16
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    4582 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Crib bedding sets are absurd. I’m getting Carter’s Everyday Easy bedding. It’s sold as individual pieces.

    So, three fitted sheets at $10 each, 1 crib skirt at $17 and one soft blanket at $15 (which is only to hang on the crib and look pretty at first, anyway) and we’re looking at under $70. I’ll add a breathable bumper eventually, which is about $25.

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