obsessing over bedding

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obsessing over bedding

Since Monday when we found out we were having a boy, I have been obsessing over bedding. I knew that I wanted the walls neutral. I'm going to paint a tree on the wall. Haven't dedided if it will be all in white or actually "tree colored". Going with sort of a nature feel....I adore owls, but I keep going back and forth between these. And then I also think that just green and brown bedding with animal accents in the room would work too. IDK. It's the artist in me obsessing!
Here's the current two.

http://www.target.com/Woolrich-Woodlands-3pc-Crib-Set/dp/B002D4NJK4/ref=sc_qi_detailbutton

or

http://www.albeebaby.com/kids-line-willow-organic-4-piece-baby-crib-bedding-set.html

Kind of think the target one is cutesy but the deer one has more of a classic feel. IDK.
Thoughts?

jac81's picture
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They are both really cute, but I really like the deer one! I'm more into the classic and elegant nurseries more than the cute cartoonish nurseries.

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I like them both but I agree, I like the deer bedding more. Both cute though. Smile

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I like the deer one best too. Smile

Joined: 01/08/09
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I like both for different reasons.

I'm probably in the minority but I don't buy bedding sets for my LOs. Last time I registered for and received the awesome crib sheets by Cloud & Stars. They were in white so I will be reusing them. I just need to add a white breathable bumper (last one was pink). Smile Of course, this is dependent that I get DD into a toddler bed by the time DS is ready to leave the bassinet. Wink

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I like the deer one........I also don't buy a "bedding set". I just grab a few crib sheets and be done with it....

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I raised my two boys with a Beatrix Potter bedding set, I had it again for Clara but that's when they started with the anti-bumper campaigns. What I think is best is to use a bedding set/bumpers only until they can move around (around 3-6 months old) and then take out the bumpers and use a breathable bumper set. Once they can move around they will sometimes get lodged up in a corner or against the crib rail and can suffocate and/or rebreathe their carbon dioxide/exhalation which isn't best. You definately need something in the crib otherwise their arms and legs go through and get stuck! We have a white breathable bumper for Clara and it looks like this one...

I also like the Deer set!

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I know about the whole debate about bumpers. I never said I was 100% using the bumper pad. I'm still undecided honestly. I still will choose a bedding design and go with at least the crib skirt and blanket. Most sets you can buy individual pieces though I haven't looked at the deer one to make sure on that one.
Abby used her blanket and crib skirt until we moved her to a full bed. We converted the crib to a toddler bed, so it still worked well until she was a little over 3 yrs old.

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Thankfully the set I bought can be purchased individually so I didn't get stuck with the bumper. I instead registered for a breathable bumper. I think my sister would disown me if I used a bumper seeing that my niece passed away from being suffocated by her's. If the deer set does come with the bumper and you decide to not use it, you could always use the material for decoration for the nursery like cutting up pieces of it and putting it in shadow boxes or some sort of frame. I'm sure there are all kinds of creative things you could do with it.

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Decided to make the bedding

I decided to try my hand at making the bedding. I've made a fitted sheet and I'll be making a crib rail liner, a crib skirt, and a curtain. Because of bumper rumors, I've decided not to make that or the quilt. I will, however, be making a wall hanging. When I'm finished, I'll embroider the baby's birth record on it. When my little potato gets old enough for covers, hopefully it will be big enough for the baby to use as a woobie.

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"pwbattist" wrote:

I decided to try my hand at making the bedding. I've made a fitted sheet and I'll be making a crib rail liner, a crib skirt, and a curtain. Because of bumper rumors, I've decided not to make that or the quilt. I will, however, be making a wall hanging. When I'm finished, I'll embroider the baby's birth record on it. When my little potato gets old enough for covers, hopefully it will be big enough for the baby to use as a woobie.

I could probably do the same. I may go that route with green and brown on the skirt and then buy the vallances or other accents of the baby deer stuff. Gotta weigh all the options.

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Sewing Bedding

You can find really cute fabric at www.etsy.com. My favorite seller is fabricworm. The fabric can be pretty expensive but what I did was buy a few yards of the expensive fabric as the focal point. Then, I went to Joann's and Hancock Fabrics and bought two solid coordinating colors in a much less expensive cotton fabric. Click here for a link to the fabric I bought if you are interested. It's being sold by a different seller right now, though.

I must admit, though, that I'm not really an expert sewer. I've just decided to sew the bedding myself to save some money and to create a keepsake for the kiddo. And I find activities like this relaxing. Please consider posting pics if/when you buy bedding or sew it! I'll have to wait and see whether or not I'm proud of my work or ashamed of it before I'll post mine! Smile Good thing babies have no interior design knowledge....

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I agree on the deer bedding. It's really cute!

I also don't buy bedding sets and just use crib sheets. I've never used the breathable bumpers either. Maybe my kids are super light sleepers because they've never gotten stuck in the crib slots. There was an occasional arm sticking out, but nothing that bothered them or required rescuing. I do make them little crib quilts though. I use them as tummy time mats until they're big enough to use blankets, they're both still using them.