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Which Bedding Is Best for Baby?

Which Bedding Is Best for Baby?
Which Bedding Is Best for Baby?

Choosing your baby’s nursery bedding is a great way to prepare for your baby’s arrival. There are some beautiful sets available to complete the nursery, but there are a few things you need to know first to make sure your little one is comfortable and safe.

In this post, we discuss what bedding is best for a baby as they grow into toddlers, and we share examples of our luxurious bedding options from Bedding Comfort Store.

Cot Mattresses

A cot mattress is a small mattress which goes inside your baby’s cot to create a comfortable and safe sleeping environment. The cot mattress shouldn’t only be comfortable, breathable, firm, and hypoallergenic. Investing in a waterproof mattress or a waterproof sheet is also a great idea for those little accidents.

Before we delve into bedding, you’ll need to make sure you have a mattress for your baby that fits in their cot or cot bed. Babies need a firm mattress to help to keep them safe, and this mattress is still fine to use as your baby grows into a toddler. When choosing a baby cot mattress, make sure it is firm and fits the size of your baby’s bed to keep them safe and comfortable.

Is it safe to reuse a cot mattress?

No, it’s generally not safe to reuse a cot mattress. If you’re using a second-hand mattress or one you’ve used for another child, you can’t always be sure that it’s clean. As any parent will tell you, babies make a mess, they have little accidents at night with leaky nappies or through sickness, and these spills get into the fibres of the mattress.

Bed bugs can also be a concern with any used furniture, and that includes crib mattresses; they’re not always visibly noticeable, which is an obvious concern. If you’re buying from someone you don’t know online, you don’t know how well the mattress has been treated, if they had pets or if it was cleaned regularly.

In addition to this, mattresses don’t last forever, and one that’s been used before may simply not be suitable and usable anymore. Crib mattresses should be as firm as possible, and if it’s been overused, the firmness will not be as it was intended.

So when it comes to the safety and comfort of your baby, buying a new mattress is always the best option. At Bedding Comfort Store, we have firm, comfortable mattresses that are perfect for your baby or toddler.

Choosing cot bedding

What Bedding is Best for a Baby?

We understand it can be difficult to know when to use cot bedding. It’s considered safe to use a fitted sheet in your cot, bedside crib or bassinet but introducing a pillow and a duvet should be saved for when they turn 12 months old. This is because your toddler has generally developed gross motor skills and fine motor skills therefore, it is considered much safer to introduce a duvet and pillow because of the reduced risk of SIDS.

Cot duvets and pillows

You’ll want to find a pillow made with breathable materials. At the Bedding Comfort Store, we stock beautifully breathable, perfect pillows. With a range of options, including our cotton duvet and pillow sets, along with our hypoallergenic toddler pillows, there is something to suit everyone.

Make sure you choose a pillow suitable for your toddler, as a normal-size pillow will be too big for them, making it uncomfortable and more of a risk. Our pillows, made for cots, are the optimum size for your little one and have the right firmness in a variety of options. Before they turn 12 months old, your baby doesn’t need a pillow; the safest option is lying on a flat surface without raising their head on a pillow.

Just like adult duvets, there are a few things to consider when choosing the right one for your toddler. Duvets have a tog level; the higher the tog, the thicker the duvet. Children overheat far easier than adults as their bodies aren’t as used to regulating temperature, so choosing the right thickness is important to avoid overheating.

Children under 4 years old should have a light duvet. It is recommended to use a tog of 4.0 or less. Choosing a warmer duvet could cause them to overheat, making them unwell and uncomfortable.

The last thing to do is to choose beautiful duvet and pillow covers like our floral toddler bedding set to complete the look and to protect the duvet and pillow you have chosen.

Cot fitted sheets

It’s safe to use cot bed fitted sheets on your baby’s cot, cot bed or bedside crib from a baby to a toddler. The main thing to consider when choosing a fitted sheet is that it fits the mattress. The usual measurements you’ll find for a toddler mattress are 140 x 70cm and 120-60cm.

The second thing to consider when choosing a fitted sheet is the material. Cotton is generally considered the best because it’s breathable, making it great for regulating temperature. The pure and natural nature of cotton means that when it’s used for bedding, it’s light, airy and breathable. Cotton sheets absorb body heat as your toddler sleeps to keep them cool and dry.

The Bedding Comfort Store has a beautiful range of fitted sheets, including this cot bed fitted sheet in blue and this summary floral cot bed fitted sheet, with plenty more to choose from.

Changing your baby’s bedding

What Bedding is Best for a Baby?

So your little baby has grown into a mini toddler at 12 months old; you’ve browsed our website and chosen a gorgeous pillow and duvet for their cot or cot bed, so now you need to know how often to change the bedding. Here is a general guide on how often you should wash and change your baby’s bedding.

  • Fitted sheets should be changed and washed twice a week
  • Cot bumpers and blankets should be washed once a week
  • Cot mattresses should be washed once a month
  • Duvet covers and pillowcases should be changed once a week.

Bedding for you

We don’t only have luxurious bedding sets, duvets and pillows for your toddler, but we have them for you too. It’s just as important for you to feel comfortable at night so you can get a good night’s sleep as it is for your little cherub.

Have you ever wondered what makes good hotel pillows? Many people stay in hotels and wonder what magical stuffing the pillows have or what they’re made out of, and at the Bedding Comfort Store, we have the answer so you can feel that element of hotel luxury every night in the comfort of your own home.

What makes a good hotel pillow?

  • Hotel pillows are softer, fluffier and more luxurious than everyday pillows.
  • Their fill material is usually 100% genuine goose down or feathers.
  • Hotel pillows offer long-lasting support. The cloud-like feel of hotel pillows is amazing for keeping your head, neck and spine healthily aligned.
  • Hotel pillows are replaced more often, leaving you with that plump comfortable feeling.
  • Hotel pillows are made from high-quality materials, which enhance comfort and breathability.
  • Hotel pillows tend to be more expensive, as hotels are eager to spend copious amounts of money on premium-quality pillows for their guests.
  • Hotel pillows are hypoallergenic, which is helpful for keeping away allergens such as dust mites and relieves symptoms such as sneezing, coughing and a runny nose.
  • Hotel pillows are often cleaned to remove germs and meet health and safety requirements.
  • Hotel pillows tend to hold their shape well, as they strike the right balance of softness and firmness.
  • Hotel pillows use higher-end luxurious pillowcases, such as silk.
  • Hotel pillows have protective covers, which keep them fresher and last longer.

The Bedding Comfort store has an excellent range of pillows and duvets that can re-create the hotel feel every night for both you and your toddler that is safe and comfortable. Complete the look with one of our gorgeous bedding sets, and the whole family are in for a restful night’s sleep every night.

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