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Tips For Selecting The Right Standard Crib Sheet
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:29:06

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, a standard (or regular) crib sheet should be no more than 6 inches thick and measure at least 27 1/4 inches wide and 51 1/4 inches long.

 

Tips For Selecting The Right Standard Crib Mattress

If you have a standard-sized crib for your little one to snooze in, you’ll need a standard-sized crib mattress.

 

As we mentioned, the size of these mattresses is regulated. However, there is a bit of wiggle room within the regulated size of a crib. A standard crib can be ⅝ of an inch larger or smaller than the regulated 28 by 52 ⅜ rectangle.

 

A standard crib sheet will typically fit a standard crib, but because of this small variation, you will still need to check to make sure your crib sheet fits properly — not too big and not too small.

 

Here’s an example: if your crib is on the large side of the regulated measurements and your crib sheet is on the small side, you may end up with a gap in-between the crib sheet and the crib. Always check the fit before putting your baby in bed for the first time.

 

Crib sheet Size: Mini

Dimensions

Coming in smaller than the standard crib sheet is the mini crib mattress. The government does not regulate the size of mini crib mattresses as they do for standard ones. However, the typical size is 24 inches wide and 38 inches long.

 

Tips For Selecting The Right Mini Crib Mattress

While you can likely purchase most mini crib mattresses and expect them to fit your mini crib, you’ll still want to double-check the fit because some mini cribs are narrower than others.

 

Mini crib mattresses are also available in different depths, so be sure to research the dimensions before making a decision.

 

Crib sheet Size: Shaped

Dimensions

There are no standard specifications or government regulations for shaped crib mattresses. Shaped cribs vary in size and most will likely come with a mattress.

 

Tips For Selecting The Right Shaped Mattress

If you have a specially shaped crib, the same rule applies for the mattress: not too big and not too small.

 

If your shaped crib does not come with a mattress, you’ll want to use a tape measure to determine the appropriate size and then choose a crib sheet that fits snugly inside your crib without too much room around the edges.

Additional Tips For Choosing A Crib Mattress

As you begin to explore the world of crib mattresses, you’ll realize that size is not the only factor that differentiates one crib sheet from another. You’ll need to keep a few other factors in mind.

 

Firmness

First of all, crib mattresses should be firm. While your older child might appreciate a soft and cozy bed, when it comes to your infant, the firmer the crib sheet the better. Soft mattresses can increase the safety risks for young babies.

 

It’s important to note, however, that “firm” does not necessarily mean hard. Traditional crib mattresses are rock-hard because, in order to prevent a baby's head from sinking in and to avoid suffocation risk, they are encased in non-breathable plastic.

 

By making the Biloban crib sheet completely breathable, we were able to make it much more comfortable as well — without any risk of suffocation.

 

To be sure you have a firm crib mattress, push down on it and see if it immediately springs back into place when you take your hand away.

Tags: Crib Sheet


Standard Crib sheet Size
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:28:28

With a baby on the way, you are likely going to spend a significant amount of time designing a nursery, which requires making decisions about everything from paint colors to diaper storage. In addition to these design choices, you’ll also have some decisions to make about the place where your little one will spend most of their time — the crib.

 

Choosing a crib and the correct crib sheet size are major decisions not only for the design of your nursery but also for your baby’s safety. In this article, the experts at Biloban Baby discuss the types of cribs and their corresponding crib sheet sizes so that you can make an informed decision for your new little one.

 

Choosing The Right Crib sheet Size

Once you have picked out the best crib for your baby, all that’s left to do is to choose the right mattress. While this may seem easy, there are a few things to consider as you shop. The first thing to know is the difference between crib sheet sizes.

 

When it comes to crib sheet sizes and the safety of your baby, you want to be sure that the crib sheet fits inside the crib snugly with as little space as possible between the two. A large gap can pose a safety risk for your baby.

 

As a rule, when the crib sheet is inside the crib, you should not be able to fit more than two fingers between it and the crib frame. But let’s talk more specifically about each crib sheet size.

Crib sheet Size: Standard

Dimensions

As you might guess from the name, the standard crib sheet is the typical sheet size for baby cribs.

 

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, a standard (or regular) crib sheet should be no more than 6 inches thick and measure at least 27 1/4 inches wide and 51 1/4 inches long.

Tags: Crib Sheet


Choosing The Right Crib sheet Size
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:27:21

Here’s an example: if your crib is on the large side of the regulated measurements and your crib sheet is on the small side, you may end up with a gap in-between the crib sheet and the crib. Always check the fit before putting your baby in bed for the first time.

 

Crib sheet Size: Mini

Dimensions

Coming in smaller than the standard crib sheet is the mini crib mattress. The government does not regulate the size of mini crib mattresses as they do for standard ones. However, the typical size is 24 inches wide and 38 inches long.

 

Tips For Selecting The Right Mini Crib Mattress

While you can likely purchase most mini crib mattresses and expect them to fit your mini crib, you’ll still want to double-check the fit because some mini cribs are narrower than others.

 

Mini crib mattresses are also available in different depths, so be sure to research the dimensions before making a decision.

 

Crib sheet Size: Shaped

Dimensions

There are no standard specifications or government regulations for shaped crib mattresses. Shaped cribs vary in size and most will likely come with a mattress.

 

Tips For Selecting The Right Shaped Mattress

If you have a specially shaped crib, the same rule applies for the mattress: not too big and not too small.

 

If your shaped crib does not come with a mattress, you’ll want to use a tape measure to determine the appropriate size and then choose a crib sheet that fits snugly inside your crib without too much room around the edges.

Additional Tips For Choosing A Crib Mattress

As you begin to explore the world of crib mattresses, you’ll realize that size is not the only factor that differentiates one crib sheet from another. You’ll need to keep a few other factors in mind.

 

Firmness

First of all, crib mattresses should be firm. While your older child might appreciate a soft and cozy bed, when it comes to your infant, the firmer the crib sheet the better. Soft mattresses can increase the safety risks for young babies.

 

It’s important to note, however, that “firm” does not necessarily mean hard. Traditional crib mattresses are rock-hard because, in order to prevent a baby's head from sinking in and to avoid suffocation risk, they are encased in non-breathable plastic.

 

By making the Biloban crib sheet completely breathable, we were able to make it much more comfortable as well — without any risk of suffocation.

 

To be sure you have a firm crib mattress, push down on it and see if it immediately springs back into place when you take your hand away.

Tags: Crib Sheet


How To Choose The Right Crib Sheet Size
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:26:14

With a baby on the way, you are likely going to spend a significant amount of time designing a nursery, which requires making decisions about everything from paint colors to diaper storage. In addition to these design choices, you’ll also have some decisions to make about the place where your little one will spend most of their time — the crib.

 

Choosing a crib and the correct crib sheet size are major decisions not only for the design of your nursery but also for your baby’s safety. In this article, the experts at Biloban Baby discuss the types of cribs and their corresponding crib sheet sizes so that you can make an informed decision for your new little one.

 

Choosing The Right Crib sheet Size

Once you have picked out the best crib for your baby, all that’s left to do is to choose the right mattress. While this may seem easy, there are a few things to consider as you shop. The first thing to know is the difference between crib sheet sizes.

 

When it comes to crib sheet sizes and the safety of your baby, you want to be sure that the crib sheet fits inside the crib snugly with as little space as possible between the two. A large gap can pose a safety risk for your baby.

 

As a rule, when the crib sheet is inside the crib, you should not be able to fit more than two fingers between it and the crib frame. But let’s talk more specifically about each crib sheet size.

Crib sheet Size: Standard

Dimensions

As you might guess from the name, the standard crib sheet is the typical sheet size for baby cribs.

 

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, a standard (or regular) crib sheet should be no more than 6 inches thick and measure at least 27 1/4 inches wide and 51 1/4 inches long.

 

Tips For Selecting The Right Standard Crib Mattress

If you have a standard-sized crib for your little one to snooze in, you’ll need a standard-sized crib mattress.

 

As we mentioned, the size of these mattresses is regulated. However, there is a bit of wiggle room within the regulated size of a crib. A standard crib can be ⅝ of an inch larger or smaller than the regulated 28 by 52 ⅜ rectangle.

 

A standard crib sheet will typically fit a standard crib, but because of this small variation, you will still need to check to make sure your crib sheet fits properly — not too big and not too small.

Tags: Crib Sheet


Washing Instructions of Crib Sheets
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:24:16

It is best to use an eco-friendly laundry detergent when washing your organic crib sheets. Water is not harmful to natural materials, but we do not recommend using strong solvents. Your crib sheets should be dried completely before putting it back on the crib mattress.

 

Notes on Cleaning

This product can be tumble-dried on low to medium heat in the dryer (best for humid climates) or dried on a line. Dryer balls can help speed up the drying process and prevent clumping. We like to add a drop or two of essential oils (lavender works great!) to our dryer balls for added freshness.

 

The cotton inside your crib sheets are organic and includes little lovely bits of cotton shell husk. (See the picture below.) When you wash your protector, these husky fibers and stem bits might show through the organic cover and appear as darker spots, particularly when held to the light. Don't be alarmed. It is not mold. Just the tell-tale sign of the truly GOTS organic certified cotton we use.

 

Washing Instructions

Place the crib sheets in the washing machine with eco-friendly laundry detergent. Use the gentle/delicates or low setting on your washer with cold water.

Remove promptly from your washer when the cycle is complete and place in your dryer on low to medium heat (use dryer balls, if possible). Alternatively, you can line dry and/or a combination of both.

Once it is fully dry, you can put your crib sheets back on your mattress. Give it a good shake before putting it on to help fluff it up.

Tough Stains

Pre-treat tough stains before laundering. For challenging stains, we recommend using natural cleaning options. Here are a few ways to treat your crib sheets without using harsh commercial cleaners or stain treatments.

 

Use your eco-friendly laundry detergent to pre-treat most stains. Alternatively, eco-frinedly dish soap works great to pre-treat greasy stains.

 

Combine baking soda with a little water (1 part baking soda, ½ part water) to create a paste to scrub out stains. If you like a little fragrance, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to this paste. An old toothpaste works great to lightly scrub the stain.

Hydrogen peroxide is a great option to remove blood. Pour as little as you can to get the bubbling action.

As long as you are putting the crib sheets in the washing machine after your stain treatment, it is not necessary to dry the treatment area. If you are spot treating only and do not plan to wash it in the washing machine, be sure to dry the area thoroughly (a hair dryer on low heat works great).

 

Mold

When subjected to prolonged moisture, any natural fiber is a candidate for mold. High humidity, high temperatures, darkness, and stagnant air can all contribute. Here's how to treat it. In general, it is best to wash your crib sheets in hot water (only for mold). Hot water kills mold more effectively than cold water and better removes mold spores and allergens too.

 

When you're washing your crib sheets with a mold-killing solution, it's best to wash it through at least two full cycles in your washing machine. We recommend using borax or vinegar to help kill the mold. Borax is a natural mold killer that does not emit toxic fumes. To kill mold on fabrics with borax, you can either purchase borax laundry detergent or add Borax powder to your washing machine. Mix the borax with hot water before adding it to your washing machine to make sure it's completely dissolved.

 

Add your linens to the washing machine along with laundry detergent.

Dissolve half a cup of borax in very hot water.

Once the washing machine has filled up, add the borax you dissolved in hot water.

Let the washing machine run through like normal.

Vinegar is another option. It kills 82% of mold species and can usually kill the mold growing on fabrics. Vinegar will also remove the moldy smell from fabrics. You can soak your crib sheets in a vinegar solution and/or add vinegar to your washing machine.

 

To soak, put your crib sheets in a bucket, add 1-2 cups of vinegar and fill with water. Soak for about an hour.

Then put your crib sheets in the washing machine along with detergent and let the machine fill with water.

Add about a cup or two of vinegar to your washing machine.

Let the washing machine run through its cycle as normal.

After you've washed it, hang it on a clothesline in the sun. The heat from the sun and the sun's ultraviolet light help kill mold. The sun has a natural bleaching effect that can also help fade mold stains.

Tags: Crib Sheet


Notes on Cleaning Crib Sheets
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:23:26

It is best to use an eco-friendly laundry detergent when washing your organic crib sheets. Water is not harmful to natural materials, but we do not recommend using strong solvents. Your crib sheets should be dried completely before putting it back on the crib mattress.

 

Notes on Cleaning

This product can be tumble-dried on low to medium heat in the dryer (best for humid climates) or dried on a line. Dryer balls can help speed up the drying process and prevent clumping. We like to add a drop or two of essential oils (lavender works great!) to our dryer balls for added freshness.

 

The cotton inside your crib sheets are organic and includes little lovely bits of cotton shell husk. (See the picture below.) When you wash your protector, these husky fibers and stem bits might show through the organic cover and appear as darker spots, particularly when held to the light. Don't be alarmed. It is not mold. Just the tell-tale sign of the truly GOTS organic certified cotton we use.

 

Washing Instructions

Place the crib sheets in the washing machine with eco-friendly laundry detergent. Use the gentle/delicates or low setting on your washer with cold water.

Remove promptly from your washer when the cycle is complete and place in your dryer on low to medium heat (use dryer balls, if possible). Alternatively, you can line dry and/or a combination of both.

Once it is fully dry, you can put your crib sheets back on your mattress. Give it a good shake before putting it on to help fluff it up.

Tough Stains

Pre-treat tough stains before laundering. For challenging stains, we recommend using natural cleaning options. Here are a few ways to treat your crib sheets without using harsh commercial cleaners or stain treatments.

 

Use your eco-friendly laundry detergent to pre-treat most stains. Alternatively, eco-frinedly dish soap works great to pre-treat greasy stains.

 

Combine baking soda with a little water (1 part baking soda, ½ part water) to create a paste to scrub out stains. If you like a little fragrance, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to this paste. An old toothpaste works great to lightly scrub the stain.

Hydrogen peroxide is a great option to remove blood. Pour as little as you can to get the bubbling action.

As long as you are putting the crib sheets in the washing machine after your stain treatment, it is not necessary to dry the treatment area. If you are spot treating only and do not plan to wash it in the washing machine, be sure to dry the area thoroughly (a hair dryer on low heat works great).

 

Mold

When subjected to prolonged moisture, any natural fiber is a candidate for mold. High humidity, high temperatures, darkness, and stagnant air can all contribute. Here's how to treat it. In general, it is best to wash your crib sheets in hot water (only for mold). Hot water kills mold more effectively than cold water and better removes mold spores and allergens too.

 

When you're washing your crib sheets with a mold-killing solution, it's best to wash it through at least two full cycles in your washing machine. We recommend using borax or vinegar to help kill the mold. Borax is a natural mold killer that does not emit toxic fumes. To kill mold on fabrics with borax, you can either purchase borax laundry detergent or add Borax powder to your washing machine. Mix the borax with hot water before adding it to your washing machine to make sure it's completely dissolved.

 

Add your linens to the washing machine along with laundry detergent.

Dissolve half a cup of borax in very hot water.

Once the washing machine has filled up, add the borax you dissolved in hot water.

Let the washing machine run through like normal.

Vinegar is another option. It kills 82% of mold species and can usually kill the mold growing on fabrics. Vinegar will also remove the moldy smell from fabrics. You can soak your crib sheets in a vinegar solution and/or add vinegar to your washing machine.

 

To soak, put your crib sheets in a bucket, add 1-2 cups of vinegar and fill with water. Soak for about an hour.

Then put your crib sheets in the washing machine along with detergent and let the machine fill with water.

Add about a cup or two of vinegar to your washing machine.

Let the washing machine run through its cycle as normal.

After you've washed it, hang it on a clothesline in the sun. The heat from the sun and the sun's ultraviolet light help kill mold. The sun has a natural bleaching effect that can also help fade mold stains.

Tags: Crib Sheet


How Should I Clean My Organic Crib Sheets?
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:22:46

It is best to use an eco-friendly laundry detergent when washing your organic crib sheets. Water is not harmful to natural materials, but we do not recommend using strong solvents. Your crib sheets should be dried completely before putting it back on the crib mattress.

 

Notes on Cleaning

This product can be tumble-dried on low to medium heat in the dryer (best for humid climates) or dried on a line. Dryer balls can help speed up the drying process and prevent clumping. We like to add a drop or two of essential oils (lavender works great!) to our dryer balls for added freshness.

 

The cotton inside your crib sheets are organic and includes little lovely bits of cotton shell husk. (See the picture below.) When you wash your protector, these husky fibers and stem bits might show through the organic cover and appear as darker spots, particularly when held to the light. Don't be alarmed. It is not mold. Just the tell-tale sign of the truly GOTS organic certified cotton we use.

 

Washing Instructions

Place the crib sheets in the washing machine with eco-friendly laundry detergent. Use the gentle/delicates or low setting on your washer with cold water.

Remove promptly from your washer when the cycle is complete and place in your dryer on low to medium heat (use dryer balls, if possible). Alternatively, you can line dry and/or a combination of both.

Once it is fully dry, you can put your crib sheets back on your mattress. Give it a good shake before putting it on to help fluff it up.

Tough Stains

Pre-treat tough stains before laundering. For challenging stains, we recommend using natural cleaning options. Here are a few ways to treat your crib sheets without using harsh commercial cleaners or stain treatments.

 

Use your eco-friendly laundry detergent to pre-treat most stains. Alternatively, eco-frinedly dish soap works great to pre-treat greasy stains.

 

Combine baking soda with a little water (1 part baking soda, ½ part water) to create a paste to scrub out stains. If you like a little fragrance, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to this paste. An old toothpaste works great to lightly scrub the stain.

Hydrogen peroxide is a great option to remove blood. Pour as little as you can to get the bubbling action.

As long as you are putting the crib sheets in the washing machine after your stain treatment, it is not necessary to dry the treatment area. If you are spot treating only and do not plan to wash it in the washing machine, be sure to dry the area thoroughly (a hair dryer on low heat works great).

 

Mold

When subjected to prolonged moisture, any natural fiber is a candidate for mold. High humidity, high temperatures, darkness, and stagnant air can all contribute. Here's how to treat it. In general, it is best to wash your crib sheets in hot water (only for mold). Hot water kills mold more effectively than cold water and better removes mold spores and allergens too.

 

When you're washing your crib sheets with a mold-killing solution, it's best to wash it through at least two full cycles in your washing machine. We recommend using borax or vinegar to help kill the mold. Borax is a natural mold killer that does not emit toxic fumes. To kill mold on fabrics with borax, you can either purchase borax laundry detergent or add Borax powder to your washing machine. Mix the borax with hot water before adding it to your washing machine to make sure it's completely dissolved.

 

Add your linens to the washing machine along with laundry detergent.

Dissolve half a cup of borax in very hot water.

Once the washing machine has filled up, add the borax you dissolved in hot water.

Let the washing machine run through like normal.

Vinegar is another option. It kills 82% of mold species and can usually kill the mold growing on fabrics. Vinegar will also remove the moldy smell from fabrics. You can soak your crib sheets in a vinegar solution and/or add vinegar to your washing machine.

 

To soak, put your crib sheets in a bucket, add 1-2 cups of vinegar and fill with water. Soak for about an hour.

Then put your crib sheets in the washing machine along with detergent and let the machine fill with water.

Add about a cup or two of vinegar to your washing machine.

Let the washing machine run through its cycle as normal.

After you've washed it, hang it on a clothesline in the sun. The heat from the sun and the sun's ultraviolet light help kill mold. The sun has a natural bleaching effect that can also help fade mold stains.

Tags: Crib Sheet


Drop Your Crib Sheets
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:21:43

It may be hard to believe, but that tiny, sleeping baby you just brought home from the hospital will become mobile before you know it. You probably noticed when you were putting together your baby's crib that there are different crib mattress-height and crib sheets settings. Most parents opt for the highest mattress and crib sheets setting when their baby is a newborn to make the ins and outs of the crib less strenuous on their backs. But as babies grow, parents begin to wonder when do you drop your crib mattress and change the crib sheets?

 

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that you lower the level of the crib mattress and crib sheets when baby is able to sit or stand up. And crib and mattress manufacturers agree. The website for the Dream On Me company noted that the time to lower the mattress and crib sheets is when your child begins sitting up. As noted on the site, "as kids get more active and move to pulling up and standing, you don’t want them to climb or fall out of the crib." Because of this, you should make sure that the top of the crib rail is at least 26 inches from the top of the mattress, according to the AAP guidelines.

 

 

You don't have to drop the crib to the lowest setting right away. If you don't mind making the adjustments, you can periodically lower the mattress and crib sheets as your child gets taller. There is, however, a limit to how low the mattress and crib sheets will go. The AAP's recommendation is that children should be moved out of their crib and into a bed to sleep when they reach 36 inches in height. If you have a convertible crib, this may be the time to change it to its next incarnation as a toddler bed.

 

 

A 19-year study published in Pediatrics found that nearly 10,000 children per year were taken to the emergency room for injuries associated with cribs, bassinets, and playpens. This accounts for an average of 12.1 injuries per 10,000 children younger than two years old per year, 83.2 percent of which were specifically related to jumping or falling out of cribs. And the most frequently injured body region was the head or neck.

 

 

Crib safety should not be taken lightly. A baby who learns to sit today, can learn to pull up and stand tomorrow. Make sure that your crib (especially if using a hand-me-down) meets the newest safety guidelines and that you correctly install each nut and bolt when putting it together.

Tags: Crib Sheet


Crib Sheets
Posted On 10/09/2020 04:21:09

It may be hard to believe, but that tiny, sleeping baby you just brought home from the hospital will become mobile before you know it. You probably noticed when you were putting together your baby's crib that there are different crib mattress-height and crib sheets settings. Most parents opt for the highest mattress and crib sheets setting when their baby is a newborn to make the ins and outs of the crib less strenuous on their backs. But as babies grow, parents begin to wonder when do you drop your crib mattress and change the crib sheets?

 

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that you lower the level of the crib mattress and crib sheets when baby is able to sit or stand up. And crib and mattress manufacturers agree. The website for the Dream On Me company noted that the time to lower the mattress and crib sheets is when your child begins sitting up. As noted on the site, "as kids get more active and move to pulling up and standing, you don’t want them to climb or fall out of the crib." Because of this, you should make sure that the top of the crib rail is at least 26 inches from the top of the mattress, according to the AAP guidelines.

 

 

You don't have to drop the crib to the lowest setting right away. If you don't mind making the adjustments, you can periodically lower the mattress and crib sheets as your child gets taller. There is, however, a limit to how low the mattress and crib sheets will go. The AAP's recommendation is that children should be moved out of their crib and into a bed to sleep when they reach 36 inches in height. If you have a convertible crib, this may be the time to change it to its next incarnation as a toddler bed.

 

 

A 19-year study published in Pediatrics found that nearly 10,000 children per year were taken to the emergency room for injuries associated with cribs, bassinets, and playpens. This accounts for an average of 12.1 injuries per 10,000 children younger than two years old per year, 83.2 percent of which were specifically related to jumping or falling out of cribs. And the most frequently injured body region was the head or neck.

 

 

Crib safety should not be taken lightly. A baby who learns to sit today, can learn to pull up and stand tomorrow. Make sure that your crib (especially if using a hand-me-down) meets the newest safety guidelines and that you correctly install each nut and bolt when putting it together.

Tags: Crib Sheet




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