As you begin to build your nursery in expectation of a new arrival that’s coming soon, you’ll soon find that one of the most important selections you can make is your baby’s bedding. If this is your first time, don’t worry. You’ll soon find what works wonders not only for your nursery’s decor but also for your little one’s preferences. At Pottery Barn Kids, we offer a wealth of different options when it comes to outfitting your nursery so you can mix and match different pieces, build entire ensembles or simply grab a piece or two to complete a set. Choose from boy’s bedding, girl’s bedding or gender-neutral colours to put the finishing touch on your nursery, bringing everything together just in time for the due date.
The first thing you may want to consider is owning a bedding set. Once you have one complete set, it becomes so much easier to build from the pieces that you have. Consider a set made with safe and durable organic cotton, that includes a fitted sheet, quilt, bumpers and crib skirt. This provides everything you need from the first night to the moment that your little one begins to convert to a toddler bed. Much of our bedding is Global Organic Textile Standards-certified, meaning that you can buy with confidence knowing that not only are our nursery bedding items soft and durable, but it is also safely manufactured and safe for your child. Choose from a multitude of different colours and styles to suit your nursery. Pinks and purples are often choices for a little girl’s nursery, while blues and greys are chosen for a little boy’s. If you have chosen not to find out the gender or simply want other colours, yellow and green and both wonderful gender-neutral choices.
Beyond the bedding set, you want an additional set or several sets of sheets. A little one is prone to diaper accidents and a bit of spit up here and there, and you’ll want clean, fresh sheets to replace your current ones while the soiled ones are tossed in the washer and dryer. All of our quilts, sheets and other nursery bedding items and washer- and dryer-safe, never fading or losing colour, and remaining durably strong.
If your little one is using a bassinet before a crib, there is plenty of bassinet bedding available as well. Look for sets or individual pieces like you were shopping for crib dressing. Another terrific idea to add decor to your nursery is a decorative pillow. This is an item you don’t want to place in the crib right away but enlivens up your nursery until your little one is old enough to use a pillow at night. Choose from a myriad of different fun styles and colors, with cute sayings.
There are also many pajama or sleep items for newborns from which to choose. Many of these make a fine gift if you’re attending a baby shower or are looking for something for a mom-to-be, or you can treat yourself with items like swaddling sets or hat and bootie sets. There are also several baby blankets from which to choose. You’ll find that as a new parent you can never have too many blankets or thin cloths on hand. Choose from styles that are soft against baby’s fresh skin with many colour options available.