Well I'm about to fork out at least 300.00 on a crib bedding set plus a few matching accessories. After a lot of research, I can't believe how expensive bedding sets can be and my question is, did you buy a new bedding set or did you go for a cheaper set or even finding a used set. What are your recommended websites or retail stores for crib bedding sets...
Also, did you buy the set with or without the bumper and why or why not?
Thanks a million for any advice!
watermelon / 14206 posts
I have fitted sheets and that's all. I have some blankets, but the baby can't really use them right away for sleeping.
squash / 13764 posts
Check out carousel bedding, I think it's babybedding.com. We did not get a bumper as aap advises against it.
clementine / 959 posts
All I have is a couple fitted velour sheets and sleep sacks.
bananas / 9628 posts
a lot of ppl skip the $$$ sets because bumpers are not recommended for safety reasons & neither are blankets. really just a sheet and if you want a crib skirt are all you need. skiphop makes really cute sheets that have borders around the sides of the sheet that are decorated so you get the look of a bumper without having one.
nectarine / 2994 posts
We just have a fitted sheet. LO uses sleep sacks.
nectarine / 2054 posts
We just got a few different fitted crib sheets and a dust ruffle, no bumper. We got ours from Serena & Lily.
blogger / pomelo / 5400 posts
Don't spend that kind of money on a set!! I got a set on eBay, so it was pretty cheap, but the bumper and blanket were such a waste. Come to think of it, so were the included changinf pad covers because i had a cooshee changer. Did use the blanket as a play blanket sometimes.
GOLD / pear / 1845 posts
We just use a sheet and a sleep sack as well. I made a crib skirt to match the room (kind of funny as the crib is currently in our room)
pear / 1610 posts
I bought fabric and my aunt made me fitted sheets and a crib skirt. I made a blanket out of squares of the fabrics too. I didn't see any sets I loved that were affordable and I didn't want a bumper either. I did look on etsy and there are lots of sellers who will customize a set for you with nice fabrics and then you can decide the # of sheets, if you want a bumper, etc. They can even make boppy covers or changing pad covers.
blogger / nectarine / 2010 posts
The only thing we have is a fitted sheet and mesh crib bumper. I didn't think it was worth it for a set.
hostess / eggplant / 11068 posts
We didn't have a bedding set. Just a fitted sheet!
pomegranate / 3604 posts
Another one for just a fitted sheet here.
pomelo / 5820 posts
We only bought fitted sheets. I'm not even sure if we're going to buy a crib skirt. We aren't planning on buying bumpers either.
wonderful grape / 20453 posts
I only bought fitted sheets (for about $10/each from PBK during a sale) and a bed skirt that was $80.
pomelo / 5331 posts
We also only bought 3 fitted sheets. Everything else was just to fussy.
grapefruit / 4671 posts
We only have fitted sheets.
GOLD / wonderful grape / 20289 posts
I also bought fitted sheets and a breathable bumper. My friend made lo a quilt..... But it just sits on my glider for looks, it doesn't get used.
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts
I only used a fitted sheet and a crib skirt. We addeda breathable bumper when she was more mobile.
wonderful pea / 17279 posts
When it's time...no bumper for safety reasons, sheets, and maybe a crib skirt if it fits decor wise, but I am loving the skirtless cribs featured in real nurseries. As for blankets just a couple ala carte ones that feel great to the touch.
GOLD / wonderful coconut / 33402 posts
We bought just a crib skirt and then got three sheets as gifts that are just pink. They don't match the pink stripes in the skirt exactly but well enough.
coconut / 8305 posts
We just have a few fitted sheets.
@mrs. bird: Those are seriously so cute! Definitely gonna check them out!
bananas / 9118 posts
Fitted sheets and a breathable bumper. Even as a newborn, he was always sticking arms and legs through the crib slats, so it let me sleep easier.
There were so many other ways I would spend $300. I did a DIY crib skirt off of YHL. And was gifted a ton of blankets and quilts that we put on the floor for tummy time.
@mrs. bird: that is so pretty!
pomegranate / 3917 posts
I cannot get over how long I stressed over this.
It was seriously insane how much crib bedding sets cost!
I ended up stumbling across a fabric I loved in a store I had no idea carried fabric, bought the whole roll and had what I wanted from a bedding set sewn for me. Less than $100 all-in, I was thrilled.....!
coconut / 8498 posts
Don't waste money on a set. We have just sheets, a crib skirt, and use sleep sacks. We do have a cheap set of bumpers, and they were useful to us for a time.
pomelo / 5628 posts
We ended up making a sheet and crib skirt but even that is not super cheap. I chose not to do a bumper and I agree that a blanket is not necessary. I found a coordinating blanket at Marshall's that I love.
blogger / pomelo / 5361 posts
I couldn't find anything I liked so I finally bought some material and my mom & I made the bedding sets. I didn't make bumpers, since they are not recommended anymore for babies. When we get to the point that they are getting arms and legs poked through the crib slats, we'll get breathable bumpers.
wonderful cherry / 21504 posts
@mrs. bird: I love the skikhop sets. I see them on Gilt or Zulily sometimes and totally plan to get a few once we know what the nursery will look like.
nectarine / 2797 posts
I bought fitted sheets only.
clementine / 916 posts
My mom bought us a really pretty Glenna Jean set.. But we haven't used any part of it yet.. When I get it together, I'll put the crib skirt on and display the quilt. Some day, when we convert the crib to a toddler bed, I'll put the bumper on.. Crib sets are definitely not a necessity..
apricot / 458 posts
We bought a few fitted sheets and a crib skirt.
pomegranate / 3872 posts
We bought a sheet and crib skirt set from Land of Nod and then I got some coordinating sheets from BRU and Aden + Anais. I got the matching blanket from Land of Nod because I knew we could use it later and it looks nice on the rocker for now. I knew I didn't want bumpers and the sets always looked too fussy/uncomfortable to me.
GOLD / papaya / 10206 posts
I opted to have 2 sheets and a skirt made by an etsy seller. I'm not talented enough to make that kind of stuff myself. It turend out really cute, and I felt much better spending the money on other things.
nectarine / 2177 posts
We have three fitted sheets and I just ordered fabric to make a crib skirt. I picked only patterned sheets since I do think crib bedding can add a lot to a room design wise, but we are not going to use a bumper.
2 chevron (gray and yellow): http://www.target.com/p/circo-chevron-fitted-crib-sheet/-/A-14288154#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=circo+crib+sheet
And this animal print one: http://www.target.com/p/circo-lil-animals-fitted-crib-sheet/-/A-14288170#prodSlot=medium_1_24&term=circo+crib+sheet
persimmon / 1223 posts
We have a few fitted sheets (2 from pbk and an aden + anais one) and a crib skirt - considering ordering a matching blanket in the future
pear / 1769 posts
We just have two fitted sheets.
pomegranate / 3895 posts
Didn't purchase a set, as I knew we wouldn't use the bumpers or blanket and other accessories. Just got a crib skirt and three fitted sheets. It was all about $150 from Pottery Barn Kids.
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22276 posts
We just got a few fitted crib sheets
eggplant / 11287 posts
They have cute skip hop sets at tj maxx right now! The kind with the sheet that looks like a bumper, posted above.
I made my bedding set.
cantaloupe / 6610 posts
Did not do the bumper due to suffocation warnings, which makes crib bedding WAY less fun! So I just stuck to cute sheets from PBK,. You will change sheets fairly often due to spit up. Or worse accidents! Our crib has heavy wood detail on the bottom, so we didn't do a crib skirt. I think I just spent about $20 per crib sheet at PBK and we have 4 or 5 total. The rest of her nursery has lots of cutesy stuff so the crib bedding is just enough to accent it. I originally thought crib bedding was like the MAIN thing/focal point, but once you take away the bumper and the skirt, it's a lot less fun. And a lot less money!