Nursery bedding essentials every parent should have

One of the most exciting parts of preparing for your little one's arrival is setting up their nursery. From choosing the perfect paint color to selecting the perfect crib, there are so many fun decisions to make. But don't forget about one crucial aspect of the nursery: bedding! In this blog, we'll cover everything you need to know about nursery bedding essentials to ensure your baby has a comfortable and safe sleep experience.

First up, let's talk crib sheets. These are an absolute must-have for any nursery. Not only do they provide a soft and cozy surface for your baby to sleep on, but they also protect the mattress from spills and accidents. When choosing crib sheets, look for high-quality, breathable materials like cotton or bamboo. Steer clear of synthetic materials, which can trap heat and aren't as comfy for your baby. And don't forget to have at least two or three sets on hand for easy swapping. Olli+Lime offers a variety of crib sheets made from 100% premium cotton, offering a soft, comfortable, and stylish place for your little one to rest peacefully. Our collection of fitted crib sheets gives you the opportunity to mix and match with other designs and create a custom bedding set, or if you fall in love with one, grab a previously curated bedding set

Connect the Dots Fitted Crib Sheet
Connect the Dots - Black and White Polka Dot Fitted Crib Sheet

Jester's Hat Fitted Crib Sheet
Jester's Hat - Multicolored Abstract Triangle Sage Fitted Crib Sheet

My Little Hat Fitted Crib Sheet
My Little Hat - Gray Triangles on Ivory Fitted Crib Sheet

Next, let's discuss crib mattress pads. These are another essential piece of bedding that help protect the mattress from accidents and spills, while also adding an extra layer of comfort for your baby. Choose a waterproof and machine washable pad to make your life easier. Be sure to follow all other safe sleep guidelines when selecting a crib mattress pad.  

Now, let's move on to baby blankets. These versatile bedding items can be used for swaddling, as a lightweight covering during naps, or as an extra layer of warmth on cold nights. Look for blankets made from soft, breathable materials like cotton or muslin. Avoid heavy or bulky textures, which may not be as comfortable for your baby. Olli+Lime baby blankets are made from 100% premium cotton with a minky backing that is sure to keep your baby cozy. 

Tangerine Tiger Baby Blanket
Tangerine Tiger - Soft Tangerine Orange Lines on Ivory Baby Blanket

Tops for Tops Baby Blanket
Tops for Tops - Soft Gray Triangles on Charcoal Gray Baby Blanket

Gray Banners Marching Baby Blanket

Gray Banners Marching - Monochrome Gray Triangle Baby Blanket

For a safe and warm sleeping option, consider a sleeping sack or wearable blanket. These are designed to be worn over your baby's pajamas and fasten at the bottom to prevent kicking off during the night. They are especially helpful for infants who can't yet roll over and decrease the risk of suffocation.

Lastly, if you plan to have your baby sleep in a separate space in the early weeks and months, a Moses basket or bassinet is a great option. These portable sleeping spaces can be placed in your bedroom or any other convenient location in the house, providing a safe and comfortable place for your little one to sleep.

Having the right bedding is crucial for ensuring your baby has a restful and safe sleep experience. By investing in high-quality, comfortable, and safe bedding options like crib sheets, mattress pads, baby blankets, sleeping sacks, and a Moses basket or bassinet, you can create a cozy and welcoming sleep environment for your little one. Sweet dreams!