Fitted cot sheets
The American Blossom Linens Organic Cot sheets provide long-lasting comfort for babies thanks to high-quality fabrics and sturdy construction.
These traditional crib sheets are made of organic cotton from West Texas. The soft-to-the-touch 180-thread-count fabric is smooth, breathable, and long-lasting. For a more stable fit, an outer band of encased elastic is wider and stronger than normal. Since the pocket is 8 inches wide, it should be able to accommodate most regular crib mattresses.
There are two color options: white and natural. It's an unbleached natural shade with a soft beige hue. The fitted sheet's top and bottom labels make it easier to put on correctly the first time. The Organic Cotton Crib Sheets by American Blossom Linens are machine washable and dryable.
Baby Fitted Cot Sheets Australia
- You'll need a crib, carrycot, or Moses basket for the first few months (a light, portable bassinet). Your baby will need to sleep somewhere comfortable, wet, and close to you.
- Because of the risk of suffocation, baby nests are not ideal for your baby to sleep in while you are not present.
- You can buy a new mattress if you're borrowing a crib or cot or using one that another of your children has previously used.
- If you can't do this, use your current cot mattress as long as it's firm (not soft), smooth, suits the cot without holes, is clean and waterproof.
Sheets to cover the mattress – you'll need at least four because they need to be adjusted frequently; a firm mattress that suits the cot snugly without leaving gaps around the edges so your baby can't catch his or her head and suffocate; Fitted sheets make life simpler but are costly so that you might use old sheet parts as light blankets for warmth.
Duvets and pillows
Pillows and duvets are not safe for babies under the age of a year due to the possibility of suffocation. Duvets can also overheat your infant.
Sheets and layers of blankets tucked securely below your baby's shoulder height or a baby sleeping bag are safe to sleep in.
Security in the cot
Ensure your baby's cot is healthy because he or she will be in it for a long time. If you're buying a new cot, look for the BS EN 716-1 British Standard label.
There must be no room for the baby's head to get stuck in the mattress.
The bars must be smooth and firmly fastened, with a gap between them of no less than 25mm (1 inch) and no more than 60mm (2.5 inches) to avoid trapping your baby's head.
The cot must be durable.
- The moving parts should move easily and avoid catching fingers or clothes.
- Bumpers for cots are not recommended because they can cause babies to overheat or get tangled in the fastenings.
- Anything with ties, such as bibs or sheets, should never be left in the cot because they could get caught around your baby's neck.
- For the first six months, your baby can sleep on his or her back in a cot in the same room as you.