Need help with crib bedding

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Need help with crib bedding

With the new crib I can't use a bumper, there are no tie points along the back, and apparently they are no longer safe to use anyway.

I cant find any crib bedding seperates!!! where do I look? I checked babies r us online, and most seperates are sold out of one thing or another.

if anyone has any links to share, that would be great!!!

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I'm not using a bumper either so I had to buy the crib sheet and quilt separate and the only place I know of that sells separates is Pottery Barn Kids, but of course a lot of people complain how expensive they are. LOL! I just love their bedding though! I know that PBK is having big sells on their bedding right now online or at least they were over the weekend.

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I'm probably not much help, Annabelle's crib sheets are from a company called Sweet Kyla, they are Canadian so I don't know if they sell online or ship down to the states. Her quilt was hand knit by grandma.

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I just bought a couple of crib sheets and then used grow bags/ sleep sacs. Even when my now almost 10yr old was born I have never put anything in the crib. Although this is probably because at college I did a two year study on SIDS. Will just do the same with this one, only might need different colour curb sheets lol

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What kind of crib do you have that doesn't have any slats for tie backs?? Is it solid wood? I use the breathable bumper pads. I don't believe that bumper pads cause SIDS if used for children under 3 months old. You really should only use bumper pads if you have a cold house to keep in some warmth, otherwise there really isn't any point. I take them out at 3 months and use the breathable kind. If you use nothing their arms/legs go through the slats and they can risk serious injury. My kids never tolerated sleeping in sleep bags so those don't work for everyone either. I only use a duvet as well instead of multiple blankets... if they go under it during the night they can still breathe okay.

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Pottery Barn Kids has separates (and they aren't that expensive compared to other places). Maybe try JcPenney or other department stores that have home furnishings? Um... also, maybe Bed Bath and Beyond?

I think I'm going to do separates this time too. I'm going to probably do a breathable bumper, fitted sheet, and crib skirt because really the rest is just fluff anyway. I'll get him a quilt when he's old enough to have one.

Plus, what I bought DD for her baby crib seemed TOO baby-ish when she went to her toddler bed and I wanted to buy new stuff. Wanted to decorate the room different too but it was hard to.

If we do get Owen a 'full' bedding set, it will be very neutral and not themed at all.

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I'm also going to use the breathable bumper pads as well with my PBK bedding.

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I don't have a link for you. I remember looking at a site last time that sold separates but I can't remember it right now.

Here's what I'm doing this time (& what I did last time)...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my crib sheets by Cloud & Stars. You can google it... they are sold through their website, Amazon & BRU. They are the best things EVER!

I love my breathable bumper. DD (20 mo old) still has it in the crib. She sleeps all over the place plus there is no way that it would assist her in climbing out... so I keep it in.

I bought a crib skirt from Target & will need to buy another crib skirt for DS.

Even at 20 mo old, I don't give DD a blanket to sleep with. When she was younger, I used SleepSacks. I will be using this for DS as well.

DS will be in the bassinet in my room for the first 6 mo. It is luckily yellow so no rebuying anything there.

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I NEVER used bumpers with DS#4 and he never had any issues with his arms/legs getting caught in the crib slats........I won't use one for this LO either....I just bought a couple blankets and some solid sheets.

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Me either Amanda with either of mine. Just think they are things we don't need lol There are so many things we do need, leaving the things we don't out.

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"Dylemma" wrote:

Me either Amanda with either of mine. Just think they are things we don't need lol There are so many things we do need, leaving the things we don't out.

I agree.....I did have them with DD and honestly they were a PITA. always coming untied or ending up crooked. And I sgree there is so much stuff I NEED......as I have NOTHING baby left. I have a baby shower next weekend and am hoping to know EXACTLY what all else i will need after it...

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I agree with PBK. Also Land of Nod and possibly Company Store kids. I just buy crib sheets and call it a day. Wink
I've never used any kind of bumper and never had a problem with their arms or legs getting caught either.

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Lurking from Sept~
Target sells seperates Smile I saw some at ToysRUs (we don't have a BabysRUs near us but I'm sure they would) too.
If you sew or know anyone that sews, I have tutorials bookmarked for crib sheets and crib skirts. I made them last week and they really aren't hard at all and then you can pick exactly what you want.

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Mandi- I DO sew!!!! maybe I'll have to give that I try. i really only want a skirt, 3 sheets, and breathable bumper, its the bumber tie points that leave me clueless, since the back of the crib is a solid piece of wood, but I know the breathable bumpers are thin, so they shouldnt droop like the thick quilted ones would.

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Ditto to Amanda, Emma & Annmarie. I never used any sort of bumper and neither of my kids got stuck. They both slept all over the crib and never had an injury. Of course they do happen (probably with deeper sleepers which I've never been blessed with lol) but a lot of babies do fine without them too :). I just bought some crib sheets and made a quilt. The quilts aren't perfect... Those are the only 2 Ive ever done lol, but they work and my kids love them now. We used them as tummy time mats until they were bigger and used sleep sacks or just warm sleepers until they were about 8-9 months.

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Here's the crib sheet tutorial, like I said SUPER easy. I think after I cut the fabric it took maybe 10-15min?
http://everythingyourmamamade.com/2008/02/06/crib-toddler-bed-sheet-tutorial/
and this one for my crib skirt
http://www.merrimentdesign.com/gathered-dust-ruffle-bed-skirt-for-cribs-and-toddler-beds.php
I did use white muslin for the base, just because I had already bought it and it's super cheap but she has a good idea of using the same fabric so in case it slips you can't tell. I also think I would have almost liked to use more fabric to make it more 'ruffly' but it turned out very nicely considering I'm a novice with the sewing machine. I will say I have a mini crib so I altered the sizing on both patterns so maybe that was my issue with the crib skirt? Anyways, I was really happy with how simple it was
Here's my complete crib Smile