Best Baby Nursery Bedding

It is vitally important when selecting bed linen for your little one that you pay particular attention not only to the type of sheeting but also to the material that it is manufactured from. Newborn bedclothes have been known to cause suffocation and there are certain safe practices you should follow when putting your crib bed sets together. Some materials also emit gases, which can be harmful to your newborn so it is advisable to pay close attention to the item labelling to determine the materials that it is manufactured from.

Research into sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS has pointed to some cot deaths being caused by smothering due to soft bedding such as quilts, pillows, sheepskins and comforters. It is recommended therefore that a newborn child have a firm mattress with fitted sheets that are tight. The firmness of mattress will help to keep the sheet taut.

Most mattresses contain polyurethane foam that may have been treated with some form of flame retardant. The mattress covering is also likely to have been treated with stain resistant chemicals, the odor of which can be the source of indoor pollution. Since your baby's immune system is most affected by toxins you need to take steps to provide the safest possible bedcovering to protect the health of your youngster

By keeping particular items out of a cot and using safe bedding material your little one will be a lot healthier and safer.

The following should be avoided in infant bedding or during sleep time -

  • Sheepskin
  • Sleeping bags
  • Duvets and quilts
  • Moisture resistant mattress covers and protectors
  • Under blankets produced from acrylic
  • Stuffed toys that are like pillows
  • Pillows and pillow-like products
  • Waterbeds
  • Sofa
  • Soft surfaces
  • Soft mattress

For your baby's safety, health and wellbeing, consider doing or using any of the following -

  • Using a sleeper instead of a blanket
  • Place your baby on his or her back on a firm mattress
  • If you use a blanket then put your baby with his or her feet at the foot of the crib
  • Make the bed using pure cotton sheets and blankets.
  • Replace your mattress with one manufactured from natural or organic cotton

You will do well to avoid the toxins in many common infant bedding materials and your little one will likely sleep healthier and safer. Ideally, you should make use of bedding made of wool, organic cotton, all natural sheets and similar materials.