Your baby’s room is a special place. A place of security and rest for your new child. And somewhere that is a sanctuary for you both. You want this room to be comforting and attractive, and an important element for making it so, as a focal point of this space, is the baby nursery bedding.
We recommend choosing the nursery bedding for your baby before any other decisions about the room are made. This will help you to develop a theme, and complementary furniture and decor, for the rest of the space. When purchasing baby nursery bedding, there are lots of options to choose from. To help you narrow down your choices and make the decision easier, we’ve outlined a few key factors to consider.
Patterns & Fabrics
There are many designs that you can choose from, from sports themes to polka dots to cute animal patterns. Remember that even though your child won’t care about his/her surroundings until after one or two years, you’ll want a look that is soothing and peaceful.
We recommend softer colors and neutral looks, one that will provide a calming environment to your baby and something that you won’t get tired of quickly. However, some argue that brighter and bolder colors will help stimulate your baby during these formative years.
Other considerations include quality and softness of the fabric. Organically grown fabrics and thread count of at least 385 are good choices. Generally cotton is the most popular fabric, but wool and bamboo/cotton blends can be used too. You’ll also want to make sure that the fabric is not coated with formaldehyde, or other chemicals that may cause skin irritation, allergies or respiratory issues.
Safety is another top concern when it comes to baby nursery bedding. If the mattress is too soft, your baby may find it hard to establish a comfortable sleeping position. It must be a firm and tight-fitting mattress.
Look for a safety code on the baby bedding set. This code is BS EN 716-1. You’ll have a better chance of getting quality items and safe materials by buying baby nursery bedding from reputable manufacturers and trusted stores.
Don’t put too many toys, blankets or pillows in the crib that could suffocate your baby. You’ll also want a baby monitor and an air purifier. Dusting the room on a regular basis can help alleviate breathing problems as well.
Buying baby nursery bedding and other related items for the baby’s room can be an expensive proposition. You’ll need to budget for pillows, sheets, bumper pads, blankets, diaper stackers, mobiles, lamp shades, valances, toys, stuffed animals, rugs, a changing table, seating, lighting and more. This can add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
Remember that there’s always an economical solution to decorating your nursery. Try painting instead of wallpaper, installing shelves if you need more storage, or making your own curtains out of fabric. You can also check for markdowns and clearance sales of baby nursery bedding, as well as great deals on unused sets for sale on eBay.
Decorating your baby’s nursery should be an activity done with both you and your child in mind, and we hope you will enjoy putting together your baby’s room centered on baby nursery bedding that you will love and that will provide a safe haven for your newborn, without breaking the bank.