Some parents choose to purchase a round crib for their newborn baby. While a round crib has the advantage of not having corners, finding the right type of bedding to fit in a round crib can be a bit of a challenge. If you’ve already chosen a theme for your baby’s room, finding a bedding that will fit your theme can be even more of a challenge. Feeling overwhelmed? Not to worry, we’re here to help! Here’s some information to help educate you about these kinds of beddings.
Which Round Crib Bedding is Best?
This kind of bedding is a bit more difficult to fit in a crib, due to the shape of the crib. However, choosing the right type is actually very important for your baby’s safety. The sheets in your baby’s crib need to fit tight around the padding and/or mattress. Any loose material could cause a potential safety hazard, and may put your child at risk for suffocation. Also, loose crib bedding could restrict the airflow around your baby, which is thought to be one of the main causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Themed Round Crib Bedding
If you want your bedding to match the theme in your baby’s room, stick to complementary colors. For example, light blue goes well with other cool colors, such as light green and pastel yellow. If you’re sticking to bright colors, try a bright blue and red theme, which is a popular color scheme for baby boy nurseries. If you’re doing a character print theme (such as frogs, princess or fire trucks), stick to the one that matches your chosen theme.
Cheap Round Crib Bedding
Finding inexpensive crib bedding can already be a challenge, and this kind of bedding is no exception. However, there are a few places you can begin looking for inexpensive finds:
Check around your neighborhood for “yard sale days”, when your community often organizes huge yard sales. These days can be a great time to check around, as well as other baby items that you may need for your baby’s room. Since bedding is easily able to be sanitized by machine washing, try not to be too squeamish about purchasing previously used crib bedding.
Many thrift stores have a wide selection of baby toys, products and crib bedding. If you still want it to match your chosen theme, you might need to spend a lot of time searching before you find the perfect type of crib bedding. However, don’t be afraid to be creative! Sometimes, unexpected colors, prints and materials might actually go well with the theme for your baby’s room.
Friends and Family
If someone close to you has had a baby within the past few years, you should make a point to ask them if they’d be willing to part with their old crib bedding. They will probably give it to you for a great price, or maybe even for free!
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