Having a portable crib can be a great way to make sure that your baby will have a safe place to stay on the go. However, portable cribs come with their own set of risks and difficulties. Some portable cribs come with built-in bedding, which can be difficult (or impossible) to remove for cleaning. It’s best to purchase a portable crib that can accommodate removable bedding, since this can make cleaning up messes much easier. Here’s a quick guide that will help walk you through the process of finding and choosing the right type.
Finding Portable Crib Bedding
Shopping online can be a great way to find affordable and colorful crib beddings. There are thousands of online retail websites that sell crib bedding, many of which will ship their products all over the world. However, don’t forget that by buying portable baby crib bedding online, you will most likely have to cover the cost of shipping the bedding to your home. In some cases, the shipping costs may negate any savings you received by buying online.
If you’d prefer, you can also find crib bedding at your local retail stores. Baby products are a huge business for many stores, and most places will have a great selection. Since portable crib bedding is a bit more difficult to find (in some cases), try asking the store attendant at a baby store if they carry different types of crib bedding. In some cases, if they don’t carry it, they may be able to order it for you at a small fee.
Features of Portable Crib Bedding
Here are a few features that you might want to look for when choosing the right bedding:
As with any type of baby bedding, it’s very helpful if you only purchase a machine washable kind. This can make cleaning up potential “accidents” much easier, and makes washing your baby’s bedding less of a hassle. Washable crib bedding is often also pre-shrunk, which means that it will still fit your baby’s crib after several wash cycles.
Since some baby accidents can be a bit messy, you might want to purchase a bedding that also has a waterproof liner. These liners may be accompanied by an absorbent pad, which will help to catch any messes that occur while your baby is in their crib. Washable waterproof liners are the best, since they’re easy to clean and then toss in your washing machine.
Though this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s best to only purchase a bedding that can be easily be removed from the crib for cleaning. Some crib bedding is secured with buttons, straps or elastics. While this may seem good for keeping your baby’s crib secure, it can make removing your baby’s crib bedding a hassle. Stick to a bedding that can be easily rolled up and removed from the crib, since this will make cleaning up messes much less stressful for you.
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