Crib Bedding Basics

Newborns should never be covered with a blanket or comforter. The American Pediatric Society states, “bare is best”. The minky receiving blankets manufactured by Liz and Roo are for wrapping baby while rocking or holding your baby, for "tummy time" or stroller use. The key is to use the blanket outside the crib. You can also lay the blanket on the floor and place your baby on the blanket for cleanliness and comfort. 

Babies typically grow attached to their blankets, so don’t be surprised if you wish you had bought two! It is very difficult to get your toddler to change blankets if it wears out too soon and you cannot find a replacement. The most popular blanket for your little one is called a "Lovey", and Liz and Roo's "Little Roo" is the perfect security blanket. 

Babies only need a fitted crib sheet. You won’t find a top sheet for a crib and the use of any sheet or blanket in the crib is potentially dangerous. Fitted sheets should fit the mattress tightly. At Liz and Roo, we use a strong, one inch elastic all the way around the crib sheet to ensure it hugs the mattress tightly. In addition, our sheets are extra deep so they wrap around and under the mattress. We've got lots of pretty designs in our deluxe signature all cotton crib sheets.

Inexpensive crib sheets have tiny elastic bands that lose their elasticity with washing and eventually begin to creep off the ends of the mattress. You don’t want that to happen. Spend a few dollars more on your crib sheet and ensure your baby’s safety.

The Rail Cover is a great addition to the crib. It serves a dual purpose. First, it protects against teething marks, especially on a convertible crib that will be used for years to come. Second, it is a beautiful finishing touch to the crib bedding and “look”. Take a look at Liz and Roo's pretty rail covers, also known as teething covers!

At Liz and Roo, we sell the blanket, the crib sheet, and the rail cover as separates so you can mix and match. We also sell a 4 pc set that includes a coordinating crib skirt. It’s all made in the USA, ensuring quality and consistency.

Take a look at our baby bedding selections today at www.lizandroo.com.