Looking out for accessories for your baby’s crib Mattress? Be advised, it is not an easy job!. When it comes to collection and protection of the crib’s mattress because babies are naturally very cranky, there are a lot of risks and precautions must be taken for the baby’s safety and health which is why we have some simple yet modified information to give you when it comes to the safety of your baby. Here are some accessories you can collect for your baby’s crib mattress.
Sheets for Baby Crib Mattresses
Sheets are a very important factor when it comes to baby’s crib. You might think that making your baby’s bed might just be as easy for you as your own, but no, it is not that simple. You have to keep a baby’s bed very simple, no extra pillows or quilts,etc. There has to be a mattress and a pillow if your baby prefers it, but that does not necessarily mean you cannot make something good out of your baby’s crib mattress. There are many sheets to choose from and make your baby’s crib look very stylish and comforting.
Baby sheets exist in three types, cotton,polyester and flannel. All these types have their own pros and cons which will be discussed below.
Cotton Sheets For Baby’s Crib:
Cotton sheets are the most reliable and natural when it comes to sheets for baby crib mattresses, they are a standard and can provide easy moving,breathing and comfort. Although there are many other options available, these mattresses can still be great as they keep the baby warm in months of winter and cold in hot summer months.
Pure cotton is hypoallergenic, so if your baby is allergic to anything or is prone to more allergies, then this is the best choice for him/her.
Cotton sheets are also very highly durable and easily washed. Since the cotton is all natural, you can count on it. It is easily available in the market and easy to keep clean. However, a problem comes when it comes to the sheets being in one place. Cotton sheets are easily curled up, and this is their biggest disadvantage, you may want something that can stay long, but with this, you may need often ironing. They may also be very rough at the start, but with frequent use, you will see how soft and manageable they become.
Polyester Sheets for Baby Crib Mattresses;
Polyester sheets are synthetic and used in all kinds of bedding sheets, they come at much cheaper price than cotton, and they are less resistant to the whole curling up thing. The advancements in the textile industry have also made polyester very liable and durable for use; you may not know that both satin and microfiber sheets are made of the polyester.
Since they are much more budget-friendly, and does not tend to wrinkle or curl up, shrinks a lot less than cotton and stays in its place, polyester sheets are a very good choice as a sheet for your baby’s crib mattress.
However, there are its limitations and drawbacks, the polyester sheets are limited to breath ability which means that keeping them in a warm season might be a problem for the baby, they are only suitable for the colder seasons. The quality of the polyester also varies from a manufacturer to manufacturer so make sure you do your proper research before making a move.
Flannel Sheets for Your Baby’s Crib Mattress;
Flannel is quite a warm material which makes it an easy choice for the winter season. These mattresses are very good at keeping the air warm by trapping the warm air thus giving the baby a sense of comfort.
Flannel mattresses are easily available, but just like polyester the quality may differ, it is always best to check up and do research before making your mind about one as there may be mixtures of any synthetic, cotton, wool’s and polyesters.
These mattresses are very easy to use they are less prone to curling up and do not need to be ironed every time, they also are very softer and keep getting softer with every use which is amazing for the baby. The material is also very durable and lasts quite some time.
Things to consider before buying your Baby sheets for Crib mattresses
Before buying anything, you should know the thread count, the thread count refers to threads per square inch in the sheet; these may be better if 300 or 200 plus in a bedsheet. Please note that this does not apply to flannel sheets.
The size for baby crib mattress sheets should be exactly the size of the mattress so it can glide easily over it. Also it may be a problem because the baby bunches and curls it up. Sheets with elastic straps are easily available and purchasing them might save you from a big hurdle.
Baby bedding sets are often bought by parents because they contain everything in a single place, and you do not have to go out and buy things separately, but we would not recommend that because these products tend to cut out the price and may have inferior methods used in their manufacturing.
Depending upon your environment it is best for you to pick up different types of sheets for each season. Organic sheets especially cotton, however, are always a very good choice for both seasons.
Covers For Baby Crib Mattresses
As babies are constantly moving, they can easily cause their mattresses to become very dirty and can even spill liquids on it. Urination over the mattress is also a very common phenomenon but babies are babies.
You may also want to use a cover when not using the crib mattress to protect it from dust and allergies as they are very harmful to the baby or simply because you do not want the mattress to be dirty.
Various covers come in the market for this purpose. Let us introduce you to some.
While choosing for baby crib covers be sure to select the finest quality and one that has a better price according to your capabilities.
Thick covers should be used as covers for babies crib mattresses that are especially made of polyester and flannel or thick wool as they serve as great covers. Don’t rush, research and then provide your baby with the best because he/she deserves it.
Protectors for Baby Crib Mattresses
Protecting a baby’s crib mattress can be a very hard thing because babies tend to make things dirtier once they reach an age of playing and moving around. Liquid spillage is the main problem here which why protectors for the inside of a baby’s crib mattress are necessary.
Make sure you choose a high-quality protector for the baby’s crib mattress.
Protectors can be thick nylon, plastic, rubber, flannel, polyester or a mixture of these,etc, however, it is always best to do a proper research on them before buying as some might not be suitable for your baby while others may be, the whole concept differs from a baby to baby.
Take care with plastic and always used a sheet with holders in combination, so the sheet does not fall off because of plastic.
Cotton protectors are good for both season however polyester and flannel are both used for winter season and have a limited amount of open breathing.
Waterproofing of Baby Crib Mattresses
Keeping your baby’s mattress waterproof is one of the top most priority you can do for your baby. It is very important to keep the baby’s crib mattress dry and waterproof all the time because babies tend to be very messy naturally, you can expect anything from them at anytime, urination is also a major problem here.
A waterproof mattress can protect from all sorts of fluidity like sweat, urine, water splitting,etc. These things also provide a rich growth medium for bacteria, fungi growth,etc. Wetness is also an enemy to the mattress as it ruins the quality of the mattress.
Here’s how you can keep your baby’s crib waterproof;
Currently, the only 100% efficient method of waterproofing your baby’s crib mattress is by providing a thin plastic lining. Although there are many types of plastics available in the market they may not be well suited for the mattress or far too toxic. These types are very common in the market these days:
This type of plastic is extremely dangerous. PVC is best known for its carcinogenic properties. It may cause a reproduction, growing up problem, kidney and liver damage.
PEVA (Polyethylene vinyl acetate) or EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) are about less toxic than the PVC which is highly toxic. These may contain less amount of chlorine but are still toxic which is why we advise care.
It is very safe when it comes to plastic but still, it is always best to do some research before taking a step.
Secondly, Crib mattress pads can also offer you a great durability when it comes to waterproofing your baby’s. They come in the market in various forms and shapes.
There may be many leather zippered coverings out there that can also perform a remarkable function when it comes to waterproofing your baby’s crib mattress.
Wool mattress pads are all natural and a very quick way to dry a wet bed, however,you cannot entirely rely on them when it comes to waterproofing baby crib mattresses, it may however give excellent results if combined with a natural cotton pad for baby crib mattresses. Make sure you always go for pads that have holders so you can tie it up with the mattress. Some baby’s often tend to roll under the mattress.
That is about it for accessories baby’s crib mattresses. We hope that you have learned a lot from our article and it has helped you in making a clear choice as the content was purely intended for safety and knowledge. Always remember to give your baby the best of the best because they deserve utmost care from you.
Let us know if you have any queries or there is any question in your mind. We would be more than happy to help.