How To Choose The Perfect Cot Bedding

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When it comes to choosing cot bedding, there are a few things you need to take into account

Cot Bedding

The first is obviously safety – the fabric and materials used should be non-toxic and safe for babies. But beyond that, there are other factors to consider when making your choice.

Temperature

How warm or cool do you want the cot to be?

A good rule of thumb is to dress your baby in one more layer than you would feel comfortable in.

So if it’s a cold night, you might want to consider using a sleeping bag or wraps as well as bedding. Conversely, on a hot night you might want to use just a baby sheet.

Fabric

The type of fabric you choose can also make a difference to how comfortable your baby is

Natural beding fabrics like cotton are usually cooler in summer and warmer in winter, while synthetic fabrics like polyester might be the opposite

You’ll also want to consider the feel of the fabric – some babies prefer a softer, more luxurious fabric while others might find it irritating

Design

Last but not least, you’ll need to decide on a design

This is really up to personal preference – do you want something cute and girly or cool and boyish? Or maybe you’re after something neutral that will last until your baby outgrows the cot.

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, you should have no trouble finding the perfect cot bedding for your little one.

How Much Bedding Do I Need?

As a general rule, you’ll need:

  • 1 x flat sheet
  • 1 x fitted sheet
  • 1-2 x blankets
  • 1-2 x quilts or comforters (depending on the climate)

If you live in a colder climate, you might also want to add:

  • 1 x sleeping bag

There is no hard or fast rule as to how much bedding you need. It will depend on the climate you live in, as well as your personal preference.

If you’re unsure, it’s always better to err on the side of too much rather than too little. That way, you can always take away layers if your baby gets too hot, but you can’t add them if your baby gets cold.

Bedding For Moses Baskets & Cradles

If you’re using a Moses basket or cradle, you won’t need as much baby bedding as you would for a cot.

A general rule of thumb is to use one less blanket or sheet than you would for a cot. So if you’re using a sleeping bag in the winter, you might only need one blanket . In the summer, you might not need any blankets at all.

The same goes for quilts and comforters – in the winter, you might only need one, whereas in the summer you might not need any.

As always, it’s better to err on the side of too much rather than too little. That way, you can always take away layers if your baby gets too hot, but you can’t add them if your baby gets cold.

Baby bedding is a necessity for any newborn, and we hope this guide has helped you choose the perfect set for your little one.

 

 

 

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