Are you expecting a little bundle of joy soon and need baby crib sheets? As you count down from months to weeks to days, the “nesting” urge comes over many mothers-to-be. There’s a deep instinct and desire to get your home ready for your new baby, and this is especially strong for first-time moms who want to make everything perfect for their newborn.
It’s so reassuring to know that once the baby is ready for his or her arrival, your home and nursery are ready to welcome your baby home! Plus, what could be more fun than designing and creating a nursery for your baby? This is the one stage in your child’s life where you get to call all the shots, so take full advantage of it and create a nursery that reflects your personal style.
Here are 3 key ways to prepare your nursery for your baby’s arrival:
1. Get the Right—and Safe—Furniture
Nurseries need extra furniture to help adults keep babies comfortable. Basic items include: changing table, crib, bassinet, hamper, and a comfy glider or armchair and ottoman. A closet or an armoire may be needed to store clothes. Just like the bed is the hero in your room, let the crib be the hero in your baby’s nursery. The crib can be modern or more traditional, and in any color you like, but triple-check that it and any bedding or other additions to the crib meet all the latest safety standards.
Some furniture items, especially dressers or armoires, should be secured to the wall, so your child can’t accidentally pull them over on themselves as they learn to walk and climb. Also, try to invest in pieces that can grow with your child. Most dressers and armoires, if well made, can make it from babyhood to the teenage years by repainting or refinishing, or changing the hardware.
2. Decide on Your Color Palette for Crib Bedding Sets
Color schemes in nurseries can and should be more stimulating than in your bedroom. Babies’ brains develop in part through their vision, so high quality visual stimuli are important. Bright colors, bold contrasts, and a variety of geometric shapes on the walls and close to their cribs give babies fun things to focus on, both far and near. Zebra stripes and huge graphic patterns would probably be the ideal nursery wallpaper—if you can stand it! You and I get plenty of stimuli in our daily life, but babies don’t have as much access to the outside world, so they need more variety in their immediate surroundings.
We are not really sure how colors affect babies or how they even see color, but we do know about how colors affect adults. We also know that babies pick up on how we feel, so select colors that work for you.
3. Give Your Baby the Best Baby Crib Sheets
Babies spend a significant amount of time sleeping (newborns sleep at least 14-17 hours a day), which is paramount to their well-being and growth. So, investing in quality, ultra-soft, baby crib bedding sheets will provide the right conditions for a sweet slumber. Also, because a baby’s skin is delicate and highly sensitive, it’s important to be mindful of the products that come into contact with their skin.
To protect the health of their skin and nurture their sleep, we’re thrilled to tell you about our Baby Collection designed with the same exceptional softness, design, and attention to detail that you’ve come to expect in our luxury bedding products. Our Baby Collection is Oeko-Tex certified and free of harmful chemicals, so you can rest assured that your baby’s skin is safe.
Luxurious, stylish, and lightweight, the Diamond Baby Blanket is designed for ultra comfort. With a diamond-stitched pattern, this blanket has a modern look and feel that will enhance any nursery. As part of our Relaxed Cotton Collection, the Del Mar Baby Blanket is made from 100% premium long-staple cotton and handcrafted in Portugal with a waffle-weave pattern. Unparalleled in softness, this blanket will give your baby the warm, comforting sensation of being cradled in a gentle cloud.
4. Crib Sheets for Baby Boys and Girls
Then we have beautiful options for baby boy or girl crib sheets, like our Relaxed Cotton Sateen Crib Sheet. Exceptionally soft, this 100% cotton sheet is garment-washed in small batches in Portugal, giving it an elegant, unique yet lived-in look and feel that you and your baby will love. There’s also our Lux Crib Sheet. Finely woven with a petal-like softness, this crib sheet will feel exquisite to your baby’s skin, and it’s the perfect way to help usher your baby into a blissful slumber.
Give your baby the means to sleep well and dream well by investing in baby crib sheets and bedding that you can trust. Be well!