The crib sheets our kids are snoozing on are almost as adorable as they are. Plus, they’re a cheap, changeable way to add some extra flair to the nursery. Not to mention an unbeatable Instagram backdrop. Here are 12 to add to your collection.
Your baby will feel, and look, downright dreamy on the Copper Pearl Daydream fitted crib sheet ($24.95). The sheet is made with breathable 100% woven cotton and is designed to snugly and safely fit all standard baby mattresses, with high-quality elastic to keep it in place. The retro-inspired rainbow pattern is just pure fun.
Perhaps the most playful crib sheet we’ve seen is the Underwater Love design by graphic artist Swantje Hinrichsen for Rookie Humans ($34.99). This one places baby in a fanciful sub-aquatic watercolor world. And it comes gorgeously packaged, perfect for gifting to an expecting friend or family member. The sheet is made with 230 thread count, 100% cotton sateen, and fits standard crib mattresses. It also comes in a mini crib size too.
Peapod & Nate
If you want your crib sheet customized, try Etsy shop Peapod & Nate, where you decide whether the sheet is flat or fitted, and then choose the right fabric for your ideal look. The Happy Camper crib sheet ($55) is charming as can be and looks RV-chic in any little boy or girl’s room. All 100% cotton and organic cotton fabrics are pre-washed in a fragrance- and chemical-free detergent to minimize shrinkage, so these sheets will last and last, especially when washed in cold water. The shop makes custom sheets for mini cribs too!
Target’s Cloud Island
Affordable and adorable, the Pink Floral fitted crib sheet from Cloud Island ($9.99) is as pretty as a painting for your little one’s nursery. It plays nicely with any pastel- or sherbet-hued decor and can lean traditional or modern all depending upon your style. Made with smooth 100% cotton, this fitted sheet is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, and totally free from harmful levels of chemical substances. Rest easy, parents!
What’s cuter than a crib full of playful polka dots? The simple yet sweet geometric-patterned Chloe Jersey Fitted Crib Sheet at AllModern ($21.99) is a 100% cotton knit design and can be your new backdrop for all those insanely fun baby Insta stories.
Going for a gender-neutral nursery? Check out Iviebaby on Etsy for pages upon pages of options to choose from. The Wilderness Map fitted crib sheet ($65-$85) is like something out of a nostalgia-fueled Wes Anderson film and comes in both 100% cotton and super-soft minky fabrics. The former will get you a more muted look and the latter will be more vibrant. Another great gift idea for a mama-to-be with a distinct sense of style.
Petal and Branch
The Flower Shop collection at Petal and Branch is one of its most popular. And with patterns like Folk in Blue ($65), it’s easy to see why. The precious, floral-inspired designs are not just for girls’ rooms. The brand is regularly releasing new collections and partners with great design shops and artists like Rifle Paper Co. You can even stock up on coordinating crib skirts, changing pad covers, and even nursing pillow covers.
Popular home and fashion brand Garnet Hill works with the Green Cotton company to use organic fabrics harvested without chemical defoliants. So parents will be happy to learn that the crib sheets and other bedding are made by methods that minimize pollution. The Little Prints designs ($48 each) are inspired by the natural world (paw prints, stars and wisteria branches!) and are as eco-friendly as they are comfy.
Double up on your sheet game with the Regatta Marine crib sheets ($38 for a set of 2) by Unison. You won’t find a more clean and crisp-looking backdrop for all your sleeping babe’s photo-worthy moments. Made with 100% cotton percale and Oeko-Tex® certified dyes, these sheets would look nautical-cool in any nursery.
Not every nursery has to shout “baby!” For a more cultured effect, turn to Lewis, where you’ll find 100% organic cotton goods with patterns that are more Brooklyn-hip than juvenile. The brand’s fitted crib sheet in Radish ($36) comes in two colors (denim and blush) and is screen-printed in India. If you like what you see, check out the new line of kids pajamas next.
Crate & Kids
Step up the style factor in your little one’s room with a geometric pattern you’ll want to steal for yourself. The Crate & Kids Organic Swan crib fitted sheet ($24) is made with 100% cotton and exclusively designed by Paper + Cloth. It actually looks like something you could wear to the office and score compliments given its chic graphic print.
Black and white has never been so darn cute. The HannaSoft Unicorns crib sheet ($24) is both fashionable and fanciful, and it comes in twin, full, and queen bed sheets as well, so you’re covered as long as your kid’s unicorn obsession continues. The bedding is ultra-breathable 100% combed cotton matte sateen and finished without chemical wrinkle treatments. It’s all certified by OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 too.
— Whitney C. Harris