We moms always want what’s best when it comes to our babies. It also helps when our choices could be deal-breakers. Take the nursery bedding sets we choose for them, for example.
The choice you make when it comes to the sheets you use for your baby’s crib could:
- bring together the theme you want for your tot’s room, and,
- These sheets could make or break the sleep quality your baby’s getting. It’s either he’ll snooze through the night because what you bought for him are comfortable, or not and you get a cranky baby in the end.
With these said, the topmost priorities when buying nursery bedding sets are COMFORT and AESTHETICS. Naturally, you’d also want something that’ll give you the bang for your bucks.
Keeping these points in mind, we’ve brought together our list of the top 10 nursery bedding sets for your little one based on the pieces included in the package, the price and, of course, reviews from the real-time buyers who used them! Additionally, we included tips on how to make the choice that perfectly fits you and your baby’s needs. You don’t have to scour hundreds of reviews and product descriptions to make a choice as we already did that for you. Just sit back, read on, and, take your pick.
Cotton, Polyester Or Flannel?
Firstly, you have to know that there three basic types of nursery bedding sheets: cotton, polyester, and flannel. Nevertheless, some sheets do a combination of two of these basic types, the most common being the cotton-polyester blend. All these have their own pros and cons, so you have to know that to make a smart choice.
Pure Cotton Sheets
Cotton is the standard and is ideal for little ones when it comes to bed linens. It’s because pure cotton is natural and baby-friendly, especially if there are no chemicals or other synthetic materials mixed in.
Pure cotton is hypoallergenic, safe, allows for air circulation and soft.
It’ll keep your baby cool during the warmer months and warm on cooler months (though flannel sheets are the best ones to get when your baby’s born during the winter season).
Cotton sheets are highly sturdy.
Plus, they’re easy to wash.
On the downside, cotton wrinkles easily.
It also has the tendency to be rough at first use (but softens after a few washes).
Polyester is synthetic, usually used in all manners of clothes and beddings. But synthetic doesn’t mean it’s bad for your baby. Technological advancements in textile have made this material a safe alternative to natural ones, baby-wise.
Cheap but durable (arguably, the cheapest in the nursery bedding sets market).
Additionally, polyester sheets don’t shrink when washed compared to more natural materials.
It’s not as breathable as pure cotton and not very soft.
Secondly, it won’t stand up to high temperatures.
Lastly, polyester’s quality is dependent on its manufacturers, so you have to check scores of user reviews when buying polyester sheets.
Like polyester, the quality of the flannel linens depends on their manufacturers. They could be a blend of cotton, wool or other synthetic materials. Nonetheless, they’re safe for babies. They’re also the best ones to use in the colder months as they retain warmth more efficiently and longer, thereby, keeping your little one cozy during frosty weathers.
Soft and lightweight.
Traps warmth efficiently, so best used during colder months.
Low-quality flannel sheets tend to pile easily.
Secondly, flannel is not suitable for warmer weather.
Lastly, linens made of this material tend to shrink after wash.
The Top 10 Nursery Bedding Sets In Detail
|NoJo Dreamer - Pink/Grey Elephant 8-Piece Comforter Set**EDITOR'S CHOICE**||$$$||Pink-Grey combination with cute elephant prints - comforter, two crib sheets, a dust ruffle, a printed pillow, a changing pad cover, diaper stacker and a coral fleece blanket package||★★★★
|GEENNY Baby Nautical Explorer 13-Piece Nursery Crib Bedding Set||$$$||Nautical print with a blue-white color blend; package includes three art décor hangings on the wall, two pillows, two window valances, a comforter, bumper, fitted sheet, skirt, and diaper stacker||★★★★
|Bacati Noah Tribal 10-Piece Nursery-in-a-Bag Bedding Set||$$$||10-piece gender-neutral set in a mint-navy color combo; inclusions are a comforter, fitted sheet, bumper pad, window valance, diaper stacker, skirt, three pieces of wall hangings, and music mobile||★★★★
|Pam Grace Creations 10-Piece Lovebirds Nursery-to-Go Crib Bedding Set||$$||A lavender-teal set for baby girls that includes a quilt, two mattress sheets, a crib skirt, two baby blankets, a decorative wall bunting, a toy mobile, a crib rail guard and a tote bag||★★★★|
|Bacati Botanical Purple 10-Piece Crib Bedding Set||$$||Purple flower-themed set for little girls with a fitted crib sheet, comforter, skirt, bumper pad, window valance, diaper stacker, a mobile, three wall decors and a plush blanket (extra free piece)||★★★★|
|Summer Infant 4-Piece Classic Bedding Set with Adjustable Crib Skirt||$||A 4-piece set of gender-neutral navy-white color combo that includes two fitted crib sheets, a skirt, and a reversible quilt||★★★★|
|Trend Lab Dinosaur Roar 3-Piece Crib Bedding Set||$$||A 3-piece gender-neutral bedding set with cute dinosaur prints; package covers the basics - crib skirt, fitted sheet, and quilt||★★★★|
|Lambs & Ivy Confetti Heart 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set||$$$||A glittery pink-gold set for little princesses that includes a diaper stacker, crib skirt, fitted mattress sheet, and comforter||★★★★|
|Bedtime Originals Friendly Forest Woodland, 3 Piece Bedding Set||$$||A whimsical forest creatures-printed set that covers the basics - quilt, fitted crib sheet, and skirt||★★★★|
|GEENNY 13-Piece Boutique Baby Nursery Crib Bedding Set, Woodland Deer Arrow||$$||A gender-neutral, woodland-themed 13-piece set that includes wall hangings, window valances, throw pillows, comforter, bumper, fitted sheet, skirt, diaper stacker, and toy bag||★★★★|
Having a little bambina but think princess-themed nurseries are so overrated? Then, why not go with a gray-pink color combination like this beautiful cotton-polyester set from NoJo? Its package has eight inclusions – a comforter, two crib sheets, a dust ruffle, a printed pillow, a changing pad cover, diaper stacker and a coral fleece blanket.
Covers more than just the basics, so you definitely don’t have to purchase changing pad covers and the like separately.
Buyers think the set’s quality is great and the sheets soft.
Some buyers complained that the comforter and the changing pad cover were short.
This nursery bedding set for little boys is the complete package if you’re planning on doing a nautical-themed nursery for your ‘lil man. You can just set up the crib, paint the walls blue and get it all together with this cotton-polyester (65% polyester-35% cotton) 13-piece package from Geenny. The inclusions are three art décor hangings on the wall, two pillows, two window valances, one comforter, one bumper, one fitted sheet, one skirt and one diaper stacker.
Has a lot of inclusions covering not just the baby’s crib but the nursery’s decors as well.
Most buyers love the set’s quality.
Mostly made of polyester; not so ideal for babies sensitive to chemicals and synthetic materials.
This set is gender-neutral without resorting to yellow. Its mint-navy combo demands attention yet is cool to the eyes. And what’s more, it comes with a music mobile! Aside from the mobile, the package includes one of each: comforter (which doubles as a playmat), fitted sheet, bumper pad, window valance, diaper stacker, crib ruffle/skirt, and three pieces of wall décor hangings.
Sheets are made of 100% cotton Percale fabrics (exclusive of polyester batting in the comforter and bumper pad and the skirt is of polyester material as well).
Package includes a mobile but comes at a lesser price compared to other sets without one.
The brand new sheets are not soft (as expected of cotton) but they do get softer over time.
Some buyers complained of the mobile sounding something from a “horror movie” but can be easily remedied by taking out the sound (which doesn’t affect its motion, as one buyer disclosed).
This is another set made to decorate your entire nursery with a lavender-teal color combination. The sheets are made of the cotton-polyester blend (35-65 ratio) and include two things that other sets in this list don’t – a matching tote bag and a crib rail guard cover that’s reversible. The other items in the package are a quilt, two mattress sheets, crib skirt (also reversible), two baby blankets, one decorative wall bunting (in place of other sets’ wall hangings) and a toy mobile.
Covers more than the basic nursery room needs; the matching tote bag is an excellent add-on.
The lavender-teal color blend is unique.
The set’s mobile is simple but works fine.
A number of buyers complained that the linens are not as soft as they expected.
Pantone is this year’s color and this set from Bacati comes close to the said hue. Made with an incoming little princess in mind, this ten-piece nursery bedding set includes one of each: fitted crib sheet, comforter, skirt/ruffle, bumper pad, window valance, diaper stacker and a mobile. Additionally, it comes with three pieces of wall hangings for your nursery decoration needs and an eleventh piece, a plush blanket, is added to the package at no cost.
Has many add-ons that are not found in other nursery bedding sets.
Made of 100% cotton Percale fabric (filling is of polyester material).
Linens not as soft as expected upon first use (even after washing) but gets softer over time (after a few washes).
As what its name indicates, this collection is ideal for babies born in the summer as it is made of 100% cotton. And its navy-white combo is gender-neutral. The package includes two fitted crib sheets, an adjustable crib skirt/ruffle, and a reversible quilt that doubles as a playmat.
Covers the basics – crib skirt, sheets, and quilt. Adding other items that you deem fit to your nursery theme isn’t a problem as the set doesn’t have any particular design.
Won’t do for those looking for the convenience – décor-wise – complete sets bring.
Plus points to this sheets set for its quirky “dinosaurs” print that actually looked cute and ideal for both genders. The package’s pretty basic with just a quilt, a crib sheet, and a skirt/ruffle. However, other add-ons can be bought separately.
The design is quirky and fun, perfect for all genders.
Made of 100% cotton.
It’s a very basic package and other add-ons have to be purchased separately.
Sparkly and girly are the two words that aptly describe this collection. With its pink and golden hearts and arrows on a white background design, its quite cut for a princess. Package includes a diaper stacker, a ruffle/crib skirt, a fitted mattress sheet and a comforter.
Many buyers gush over the quality and beauty of the product with most saying the gold color is truly sparkly.
The material used for the sheets are not rough.
Polyester-cotton blend might not be ideal for babies with sensitive skin.
Quite expensive for just a 4-piece set.
This set is a gender-neutral collection that features cute-looking animals in a predominantly green-brown color. Like other sets in this list, materials used are poly-cotton blend. The package’s comprised of a quilt, fitted crib sheet, and dust skirt.
Very cute design, perfect for babies of any gender.
Plus, add-ons that fit this set are available and can be purchased separately.
On the negative side, the set’s pricey compared to other three-piece nursery bedding sets.
The perfect set to get a little boy with a woodland-themed nursery! This set includes three wall hangings, two window valances, two throw pillows and one of each; comforter, bumper, fitted sheet, skirt/ruffle, diaper stacker, and toy bag.
Add-ons cover more than just the basic nursery room needs.
Cheaper than other sets of the same caliber.
In contrast, the material is more polyester than cotton which might not be suitable for sensitive babies.
In conclusion, you can always choose to get complete nursery bedding sets to make decorating a little stress-free. Or if you’re up for some creativity, just get the basics and do the rest. Whatever your option is, just make your baby’s comfort is your number one priority when choosing nursery bedding sets.