I know there are a couple of Magpies transitioning littles from crib to toddler beds, or preparing nurseries for first, second, and third-borns at the moment. Thought I’d share my favorite baby and toddler bedding finds…
Baby + Toddler Quilts.
J’ADORE PEHR — THIS GINGHAM IS AMAZING
Decorative Pillows for Nursery.
APPLIQUE LETTERS — SO DREAMY
Baby + Toddler Fitted Sheets.
BISCUIT HAS SUCH GREAT PATTERNS – LOVE THEIR FLORALS IN PARTICULAR
ADORE ALL OF THE BOLD BUT NOT-TOO-BABY-ISH PRINTS FROM LEWIS, LIKE THIS RADISH PATTERN
SIMPLE AND UNFUSSY STRIPES IN GOOD COLORS
SWANS (MINI HAS THIS)
I FOUND THE QUALITY OF BURTS BEES CRIB SHEETS INFERIOR TO OTHERS (MINE DISINTEGRATED OVER TIME IN THE WASH) BUT THEY ARE SUPER SOFT AND I LIKE THE PRETTY STRIPES
GREAT GINGHAM — AND ON SALE
MINI HAS THIS BUNNY PATTERN — TOO SWEET
DARLING PINK TOILE FOR $20 — MINI ALSO HAS THIS
JUST DISCOVERED THIS NAUTICAL SET AND HAVE TO ORDER FOR MICRO IMMEDIATELY
Crib Rail Covers + Crib Skirts.
If you have a beaver for a baby, crib rail covers are a genius way to prevent destruction. Hill chewed his crib so much we actually bought a replacement crib — can you imagine?! I didn’t even know about crib rail covers until ti was too late! Now we keep the rails covered. You live and learn…
THIS IN THE WHITE IS INEXPENSIVE, UNFUSSY, AND WILL BASICALLY BLEND IN WITH ANY WHITE CRIB
MONOGRAMMED RAIL COVER FIT FOR A PRINCE/PRINCESS
LINEN CRIB SKIRT IN A GREAT BLUE
CLASSIC, CLEAN-LOOKING CRIB SKIRT — WHITE WITH NAVY TRIM (ON SALE)
Swaddles, Sleepsacks, and Miscellaneous Nursery Finds.
+Changing pad covers: this may sound odd, but I tested a few inexpensive changing pad covers to go over our standard-issue Summer Infant changing pad and they were so thin and non-absorbent — I found investing in quilted styles from Crate and Kids (I bought most of ours for both babies from here), Pehr, and Pottery Barn much better. They also just look nicer/plusher/more full when out on the changing table.
+My favorite swaddles were by Pehr and Aden + Anais. With Hill, we switched from traditional swaddles to the Live to Dream zipper swaddles at around two months and I didn’t look back, but having swaddles on hand is always helpful — a little extra layer of warmth in the stroller/carseat, a carseat cover in a pinch, a nursing cover, etc.
+Sleep sacks: I tried a ton but I liked Woolino and Kyte the best (you can buy the latter in an even lighter weight material for summer months, which was appealing for us as Hill’s room is right off the kitchen and can get warm even with AC blasting). I felt both were great quality, a nice weight, and came in attractive colors/prints.
+If you have a window seat or long bench, this Etsy shop makes the most adorable custom cushions for such situations.
+I bought a few nursing pillow covers from IvieBaby. The best prints!
+Amazing Roman-style shades in designer fabrics — have always loved this one.
+My favorite cribs: mini had this one, which appears to have been discontinued but you might be able to call to locate one, or get a very similar look for less with this style. Micro has this handsome style, which feels boyish and architectural in all the right ways. I love the classic look of the Jenny Lind, and you can’t beat the price — a great way to save on a central piece of nursery furniture without sacrificing style, and then you can splurge on something else, like wall art or custom curtains! I’ve seen the Lind crib in so many elegantly-appointed nurseries! I think everyone temporarily wanted a lucite crib after seeing this nursery. Swoon! You can now get the look for less with this West Elm style. For a small space and Scandi vibe, I would consider the Stokke mini.
+Pastel finds for little ones here.
+A great gingham shower curtain for little ones for $20. I shared a couple of other great finds for a bathroom centered around this blue color here.
P.P.P.S. Writing this brought me back to decorating mini’s nursery in our Chicago home before she was born — and this post. Oh, my heart!