Since babies sleep up to 16 hours a day, finding the right baby bed sheets is important to you and your little one. The search for baby bed sheets shouldn’t end when you choose a color you like and a pattern you like.
A baby bed sheet’s size, fabric, and longevity can be an important factor for your budget, as well as the health and safety of your child. Here you’ll find important answers to frequently asked questions about baby sheets that will set you on the path to selecting the right bedding for your baby.
What are the differences between cot sheets and crib sheets?
As the name suggests, a baby crib sheet is a sheet for the baby’s crib. The size of a baby crib sheet is 100×80 cm. A baby crib sheet is combined with a baby crib blanket and together they form the bed linens for in the baby crib.
A cot sheet is bigger than a baby crib sheet, since this sheet has to fit in a cot bed. A cot sheet is 150×120 cm and is combined with a cot blanket: the sheet goes underneath and the blanket goes on top. Then the sheet is folded.
Does a crib sheet fit a toddler cot?
Most standard crib sheets and mattresses will fit a standard toddler bed, making the transition from crib to toddler bed easy for both the child and the parents. Choosing patterns on your baby’s bedding will help your child enjoy his new bed the moment he graduates to it.
Can baby bed sheets contribute to SIDS?
In fact, ill-fitting crib sheets can increase the risk of SIDS in infants under 12 months of age. You can reduce the risk of suffocation, overheating, and tangles in loose sheets by making sure your fitted crib sheets fit tightly and snug against the mattress. In addition to a firm and snug crib mattress, it is recommended that babies sleep on their backs in a crib with a fitted sheet only – no blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals.
What are the best fabrics for baby bed sheets?
The baby bed sheets you choose should be gentle on a baby’s skin. Sheets made from 100 percent cotton or a high-cotton blend are the best for a crib. You may also want to consider organic fabrics for your baby bed sheets since many babies are irritated by the chemicals used in traditional manufactured bedding.