When I was pregnant with my first, I assumed all crib sheets were created equal and all I cared about was how it looked. I’d soon learn that there is a lot more to consider in terms of practicality. If you haven’t yet changed a crib sheet in the wee hours of the morning, take my word for it, it is about as fun as wrestling an angry crocodile.
So rather than learning the hard way (like I did), we are here to serve you up with the four best crib sheets out there. We interview tons of moms and my children alone have tested about 10 different brands of crib sheets (not exaggerating). We know that everyone has different priorities and preferences so we took this into account and tried to offer a recommended sheet for every mom. The following attributes were considered: comfort or softness, durability, ease of changing, aesthetics or cuteness, and price point. And now we bring to you four very different crib sheets from which you are bound to find your favorite!
Here’s the deal: This is your basic crib sheet, the quality is very good and many unique prints and colors are available.
Material: 100% organic cotton, 200 thread count
Love it: Washes and wears well. Gets softer over time. Adorable prints. Fairly priced.
Not so much: Not the softest sheet out there. Like any fitted sheet, it’s sort of a pain to change.
What are moms saying?: “We use these crib sheets most of all, they are easy enough to change, very cute, soft enough and the price is right!”
Bottomline: If all the features we considered are equally important to you, this is a great all-around sheet.
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Here’s the deal: These are the only crib sheet of its kind on the market - specifically designed to take the frustration out of changing a fitted crib sheet. This product is made of two pieces that safely zip together. There is a base piece that the mattress lays inside of. Then the sheet is laid on top of the mattress and safely zipped on or off in a few seconds.
Material: 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, 200 thread count percale cool, matte, cotton
Price: $45 for the starter set, $27-$35 for stand alone extra sheets
Love it: The sheet is changed in a matter of seconds. Guaranteed snug fit. Durable.
Not so much: On the pricier side.
What are moms saying?: “I am emphatic about these sheets! Changing sheets is one small task I dread no more, it takes literally 30 seconds.” - Zoe
Bottomline: If you cannot stand changing a conventional fitted crib sheet, you have found your unicorn!
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Here’s the deal: These feel like your favorite t-shirt, they are made from the softest jersey material. They come in a small variety of colors and patterns.
Material: 100% organic cotton, GOTS certified, jersey knit
Love it: No softer cotton sheet on the market. The coziest you’ll find. Very affordable. Become softer with each wash and do not pill.
Not so much: Limited prints and colors. The jersey material is not for everyone.
What are moms saying?: “When my daughter started sleeping on her belly, she developed very dry skin on her cheeks. Once I realized it was her crib sheet, I ordered Burt’s Bees crib sheet and our problems were solved.” - Emily K.
Bottomline: There is no softer sheet out there. If you are looking to protect that baby-soft skin, look no further.
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Here’s the deal: These crib sheets are the ones you think you need because they are so chic. They truly are beautiful but frankly, the positive reviews stop at that.
Material: Oeko-Tex certified, 100% cotton percale, 310 thread count
Love it: The most chic and beautiful designs. Light and breathable, cooler to the touch, which is good for warmer months.
Not so much: Not soft. Hardest to get on and off the mattress. Silly expensive (not judging, the reviewer has three S&L crib sheets).
What are moms saying? “While they are the most beautiful sheets I have found, they just are no soft enough.” - Mary T.
Bottomline: If you need a beautiful sheet for a photoshoot, this is your girl.
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