Once your nursery is complete with crib and bedding, it’s time to get
organized! Since baby’s clothing does not require much hanging room,
an armoire or closet organizer is an ideal way to maximize your space.
Use it to separate hanging and folded items.
• Another smart idea is to organize clothing by size. Some items will
be worn right away – like layette bodysuits and blanket sleepers – and should
be kept front and center. Larger sized clothing can be hung in a different part
of your closet.
• Of course, not everything will be hung up. That’s where baskets
and bins come in! We carry a selection of soft fabric colors to match any
nursery. Fill them up with bedding, little hats and booties, even soft toys.
Whether you use them in the closet, armoire or under the crib, they’re a
storage must for all nurseries!
In Search of the Right Crib Mattress
The second most important part of the crib is the mattress. When pricing the crib, it’s important
that you keep in mind the cost of a good quality mattress too. Since your little one will be spending
a lot of time sleeping, the mattress is vital to your baby’s comfort and safety. It is worthwhile to
invest a little time in choosing a good, long-lasting mattress that meets your satisfaction.
Innerspring mattresses are by far the • Quilted vinyl or multiple layers of
most popular. They usually consist of a laminated vinyl reinforced with
metal spring unit with coil counts that nylon adds to the durability and
range from 150 to 600. The spring unit water-resistance of any mattress.
comes encased with light padding and • Fabric binding along the seams
insulators for added comfort. The allows air to escape, preventing
mattresses are bordered with wire rods the seams from straining and
that prevent sagging along the edges splitting over time from pressure
and help keep the shape better. The caused by the child’s movements.
What to Look For
insulating material, too, affects the • Carefully positioned vent holes
• Always check the mattress for help to keep the mattress fresher,
durability of a mattress. Most innerspring
firmness. Compare the firmness by allowing odors to escape and
mattresses have waterproof exteriors.
of crib mattresses by squeezing to alleviate air pressure against
Other features you might look for when
at the edges and at the center. the seams.
buying a mattress may include: dense-
• Always measure the crib for
foam cushioning for comfort, a hypo-
mattress size, especially if it’s an
allergenic/flame-retardant cover for Crib Mattress Safety Tips
older crib. New crib mattresses
safety and a bacteria-resistant & static- • Never use the mattress’ plastic
measure approximately 515⁄8 inches shipping bag or any other plastic to
(length) by 271⁄4 inches (width) and waterproof the mattress. Children can
suffocate on plastic.
cannot exceed a 6-inch thickness. • Leave no more than an adult two-
The mattress should fit the crib finger width space between the
mattress & the crib to prevent the
snugly, leaving no more than a two- child’s body or face from getting
finger width space between the trapped in the gap.
mattress and the side of the crib. • Firmer is better! Soft, down-filled
mattresses have been linked in
some studies to Sudden Infant Death
All You Need for a Well-Dressed Crib
Your infant will be spending
a lot of time in the crib. In order
to create a comfortable place for
your baby to rest, there are
many components you should
Sheets are available in five sizes:
for cradles, bassinets, portable cribs,
single/convertible cribs, and play
yards. Most are made of 100% cotton,
but there are some available that are
made in a polyester/cotton blend.
You can choose from knit, traditional
woven, or flannel sheets. All sheets
are available in a wide variety of colors
and patterns. Crib sheets should fit
the mattress snugly. baby more comfortable, but keep your include thermal, flannel and fleece.
crib mattress dry, as well. Some styles Receiving blankets are available in a
Bumpers protect your infant from feature waterproof liners sewn in, wide range of colors and designs and
bumping into the side rails on any of others have waterproof liners and are fully-washable.
the four sides of your crib. Three sizes sheeted surfaces and still others have
are available to fit: single/convertible Baby Blankets are designed to be
a rubber backing to protect against
cribs, cradles and portable cribs. soft, warm, breathable and cozy.
stains. Available in sizes to fit
Bumpers should be removed as soon These blankets can be used any time
single/convertible cribs and toddler
as your baby starts to roll or pull up of the day or night. Depending upon
beds. Quilted mattress pads are
to standing. the time of year used, select from
100% cotton and cotton blend styles
Dust Ruffles hang from the mattress Waterproof Pads/Lap Pads are that include thermal, hi-pile, chenille,
support springs to complete the look vinyl pads used to protect bedding fleece and more. Baby blankets are
of your crib. and other areas from spills and available in a wide assortment of
Sheet Savers are absorbent, quilted moisture. They can be used between colors and designs and are
pads placed between baby and the the crib sheet and mattress or directly fully-washable.
sheet. They’re designed to protect under baby when they are not
your crib sheet, provide comfort and sleeping. They are available in a
absorb moisture. The ends tie easily variety of sizes. Waterproof pads and
to the crib bars. Sheet savers are lap pads are machine-washable.
fully-washable. Always use a tight-
fitting crib sheet and make sure the Types of Blankets
sheet saver attaches securely onto
Receiving Blankets are used
to swaddle baby… it’s the blanket
Quilted Mattress Pads are placed you’ll take your baby home from the
between the crib mattress and crib hospital in! Made of pure cotton, it
sheet. They are made to not only is comfortable next to baby’s skin and
soften the mattress surface and make easy to care for. 100% cotton styles
Coordinating Crib Bedding Sets
Coordinated crib bedding sets make it so easy to carry a theme throughout your nursery. Depending
upon your preference, you can choose from either 4- or 6-pc. sets… each with matching coordinates. To
take the theme even further, you can choose from a wide assortment of wall borders, wall hangings, mobiles
or lamps too! These accessories and many others will help you to create a unique look in your nursery.
4-Pc. Crib Bedding Set
Comforter • Sheet • Bumper • Dust Ruffle
6-Pc. Crib Bedding Set
Comforter • Sheet • Bumper • Dust Ruffle • Diaper Stacker • Window Valance
Babies are much more sensitive to heat and cold than adults. Just a few degrees variation in room temperature can cause
your baby to overheat or catch a chill.