The Best Fitted Crib Sheets For Safe Baby Sleep
In this case, fit really is everything.
Crib sheets are largely an aesthetic choice based on your color and pattern preferences, but there are a few safety parameters to keep in mind before investing in infant bedding. The best baby crib sheets are soft, fit tightly around a crib mattress, and are easily washable because, well, babies. As for whether you go the Frozen 2 route or opt for something more, shall we say, understated, that’s up to you.
“What we would look for in a crib sheet is something that fits the mattress snugly that won’t detach. We worry about the sheet detaching and becoming a suffocation risk,” says Dr. Benjamin D. Hoffman, the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention. “The right image of a baby sleeping is a baby on a flat firm mattress on their back with nothing else.”
As for whether you go organic, “Cotton or organic cotton, that’s absolutely your choice,” says Hoffman.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ safe sleep guidelines, to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) during the first year, you should skip stuffed toys, pillows, comforters, mattress toppers, blankets and any kind of loose bedding. A fitted sheet tucked under a firm (not memory foam!) mattress is really all you’ll need, and luckily there are dozens of choices for every nursery theme and price point.
A great choice that's easy on the eyes and the wallet, this set crib sheet is made from 100 percent organic cotton. We like that each sheet has an extra fabric overlap on the bottom edge, so it won't shift or creep up on a standard 52 inch by 28 inch crib mattress.
Like the company's popular baby blankets and swaddlers, this sheet is made in a breathable weave that's 100 percent preshrunk cotton muslin. The sheet itself feels like a gentle hug against your skin. It fits crib mattresses that are 52 inches long by 28 inches wide.
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