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How to Choose the Right Baby Bedding


The right baby nursery bedding is important to keep your baby safe and warm. Learn what you should look for in baby bedding.

Baby Bedding

Crib bedding is especially important because babies can't regulate their body temperatures. You'll need to use the right baby bedding to make sure they're not too cold or too hot during the night.

Baby in Bassinet

Babies shouldn't have loose baby nursery bedding in their cribs. This includes blankets, pillows, comforters, and stuffed animals. Instead use a simple fitted sheet on the mattress.

Babies should sleep in zippered or buttoned footed sleepers. Young babies like to be swaddled and you should take care to tightly wrap your newborn before bed. As your little one gets older, you can replace the swaddling blanket with a sleep sack -- a zipped sleeping bag that will keep your baby warm. However, make sure these sleeping bags do not have a hood. Also don't buy these sleeping bags too large. Although it might be tempting to buy big to grow into it, it's a bad idea because the baby can slide down into the bag.

What Type of Mattress?

Mattresses should be firm, your baby doesn't want a soft place to sleep. Also take care that it doesn't sag and that it fits well into the crib.

The cover should be waterproof. Hand me down mattresses shouldn’t be used, unless you know where it came from.

Avoid mattresses with holes for ventilation. It's not possible to keep these clean so they should be avoided.