Baby Bedding For You
There is a near endless array of baby bedding on the market that includes sets that are gender specific and others that can be used for either a boy or a girl.
Baby Bedding You Can Buy
You can buy each piece separately but if you really think about it, it is the most expensive way to go. Just as there are ‘bed-in-a-bag’ sets for adults, they have them for your nursery as well.
A bed-in-a-bag set includes sheets, pillow cases, a comforter, shams, and skirts for adult beds. Bed sets for the baby are the same way. If you are looking to have your bedding coordinate with the theme of your nursery, then purchase sets. You can also purchase single sheets so that you can mix and match your bedding.
When You Are Shopping
When you are shopping for nursery bedding, be aware that the bedding will be separated by fabric, colors, and styles. Your preferences will no doubt influence your purchase. Do you want cotton, flannel, fleece, or silk? Many parents prefer the cotton or flannel fabric because they are less expensive than silk sheets and are easier to clean.
Advantages To Buying Sets
The advantages to buying your bedding in sets is that everything already matches. You won’t be mixing fabrics, colors, or themes. With everything in one bag you can actually change the atmosphere of the room by the bedding sets you purchase.
It is important that you match your bedding with the gender of your child. For example, you wouldn’t want to saturate your son’s room in pink. In a girl’s room however, it is ok to use blue. Most manufacturers are knowledgeable about current thinking regarding gender and what is believed to be acceptable or not. They tend to know what customers want. You most likely won’t have any trouble finding what you want.
Generally accepted themes for boys’ rooms include airplanes, trucks, or fire engines. Sports is another theme to consider for boys. They are generally designed in bright colors – reds, blues, greens, and oranges.
Themes for girls could include ballerinas, fairies, Barbie, princess, butterflies, or flowers. Girls’ bedding generally comes in softer colors such as pink, yellow, mauve, blue, and teal among others. Girls’ room themes are not limited to the above-mentioned themes.
Non-gender Specific Themes
Non-gender specific themes for bedding include animals, the solar system, favorite characters such as Barney, the Smurfs, Jimmy Neutron, Sponge Bob Square Pants, and others. You also have the option of having your crib bedding custom made.
There is a chance that you might not find just the right pattern you are looking for. If this is the case, you can have someone make bedding with your exact pattern. If you sew, you can create your own bedding sets for your baby. There are even materials in gold and silver to use for your child’s bedding so they can sleep in the lap of luxury.
Bed In A Bag Or More
Crib bedding doesn’t refer to sheets only. You can get bed-in-a-bag as mentioned earlier. You will find a sheet, a baby blanket, and a baby quilt in most sets. If you prefer to buy separate pieces, you can still do that. Most stores have single pieces as well as bedding sets.
As you can see, buying bedding for your baby can be a challenging task. Keep your budget in mind, as well as your preferences. You can create a theme in your baby’s room with the types of bedding you use. You can use character bedding but keep in mind that kids often outgrow certain characters and as your child grows, you will likely have to change your themes.
Carson Dane, Founder