What has everyone bought for starter bedding? We have a Moses basket, I've bought fitted sheets for the mattress and bought a couple of sleeping bags, when I look on the labels the sleeping bags are no good until baby is around 9lb, what if baby is smaller? Also it says you can't fold the excess at the feet over, which doesn't make sense as with the baby at feet to foot there is lots of excess!!
Soooo... I guess I need to buy some baby blankets! Any advice/recommendations how many and where from?? Arghhhh why is everything so stressful
Hiya, DS was born in July so we didn't need sleeping bags. He was swaddled and if it was cooler we just put an extra layer on him or a cellular blanket. This LO is due in April so we'll probably do the same, and use cellular blankets more often. The sleeping bags we have in 0-6 months say 8lb+, if you want to use sleeping bags from the start maybe look for ones with lower weight ranges?
With blankets I used the cellular ones and a couple of knitted ones with large holes, so that if DS managed to get them up over his face he wouldn't suffocate. Mine are all from Mothercare I think but you can pick them up at Boots, baby shops, quite a few places.
Bedding wise I have: pillow case protectors (to act as waterproof mattress covers), a few pillow cases (to use as sheets, nice and easy!)- I think we have about 6. 4 Moses basket.pram sized cellular blankets. 2 or 3 swaddling pods. 2 1 tog sleeping bags and 2 2.5 tog sleeping bags.
We have about 6 fitted crib sheets (Target had a lot in clearance a few weeks ago for about $6 so I stocked up!). We also have a mattress protector and a waterproof crib sheet. So...we have the fitted mattress protector, a fitted sheet, the waterproof crib sheet, and another fitted sheet on top of that. It seems excessive, but if the baby has an accident in the middle of the night all we have to do it take off the top fitted sheet and waterproof sheet. There is another crib sheet under it ready to go and we won't be half asleep trying to fix the thing.
Any hoo! We got a ton of baby blankets from our shower. I think we have about 8 really soft, plush blankets. We also got some receiving blankets-those can be used to swaddle if your baby likes it. I have a huge thing for the sleep sacs, so we have a few of those (including a mesh one for warmer months). My newborn sized sleep sac can be used for babies that are 7 pounds...I never heard the 9 pound rule before. We got a crib set, but honestly it's not necessary at all. We have the bumper that I am still debating whether or not we should use, the cute comforter that she probably won't use until she is a toddler, and the dust ruffle. Looking back-it's a huge luxury and not necessary or immediately useful.
It's not really bedding, but we also have extra little socks to use as mitts so she doesn't scratch up her face while she is sleeping. We also got an extra cover for her changing pad just in case she has a little accident while we are changing her.
So...we have the fitted mattress protector, a fitted sheet, the waterproof crib sheet, and another fitted sheet on top of that. It seems excessive, but if the baby has an accident in the middle of the night all we have to do it take off the top fitted sheet and waterproof sheet. There is another crib sheet under it ready to go and we won't be half asleep trying to fix the thing.
We did the same with DS and honest to goodness, it felt like such a relief not having to root for sheets and change them in the middle of the night while I felt like a zombie!
We bought a bedding set not that we will use it but i put the bumper on the out side to stop drafts and i use the quilt on the wall to decorate the nursery. so we have the moses quilt that comes with it and will only use it during the day when baby is being watched and we have lots of fleece, knitted, swaddle blankets. We do have sleeping bags but my son hated them as he felt restricted so well use them if baby likes them.
We just plan to use fitted sheets and either cellular blankets (the knitted blankets with holes, kinda) or a sleeping bag in a bedside cot that's sidecared to our bed. I never bought any of the 'baby bedding' bundles and don't plan to as I can't see how we'd use most of the stuff. We'll use just blankets at first and probably switch to the sleeping bag later if that works better. But for now, blankets seem easier to maneuver for breastfeeding.
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