Make Your Baby More Comfortable With These Simple Nursery Changes

Decorating a room with new style, paint, and furniture can be incredibly fun. However, when you're decorating the nursery of your newborn or soon-to-be newborn, there are some ideas you need to consider and some to take off the table immediately.

Because your baby's nursery is going to be the place where they'll sleep and play between diaper changes, their nursery needs to be as comfortable for them as possible as well as pretty enough for you not to wince when you open the door. Therefore, keep some of these nursery choices in mind when you begin to finally set up your newborn's room.

  1. Pick the Right Color
    Going gender-neutral with your nursery's color palette can be a great idea, but only if you choose the right palette. While we may associate the color yellow with joy and sunshine, too much yellow can strain on the eyes and cause irritable behavior. Additionally, because yellow is often a daytime-color, it can make it difficult for your baby to fall asleep. Try using softer colors such as powder blue, grey, or lavender which are more gentle on the eyes and can keep a room from feeling too bold when decor is added.
  2. Choose Softer-Looking Wall Art
    Children can have a wild sense of imagination when it comes to fears because they haven't come to learn what's threatening to them and what isn't. For instance, a child is afraid of thunder because of the loud sound it creates and will continue to be afraid until they are old enough to understand why it happens. Therefore, choose wall decor in your child's nursery that doesn't play to their fearful imagination. If you're using trees in your designs, be sure they're fluffy-looking with leaves rather than scraggly with reaching branches that may appear threatening to your baby in the dark as they get older and develop object permanence.
  3. Use Heavy Curtains
    Babies sleep a lot, but in order for them (and you) to get the sleep they need, their nursery needs to mimic the lighting of night at any given time. Use heavy curtains or window shade to block out any daylight and be sure to have your baby's crib away from where they can see the sun. Just like how adults can trick their sleep cycle by leaving a light on in order to work even after the sun goes down, a baby's sleep cycle can be tricked by turning the lights off.
  4. Use the Right Baby Crib Sheet
    When choosing a baby crib sheet, be sure to choose a fitted crib sheet in order to keep your newborn safe from the threat of suffocation, which can happen in the case of loose sheets. Additionally, utilize waterproof fitted sheets and pillowcases. You may have the greatest diapers on hand, but something can always go wrong resulting in either a number of washes or having to buy a new set of sheets altogether. A waterproof sheet will last you from early childhood up until their toddler years when they begin potty-training -- 15% of potty-trained children will continue to wet the bed up until age five. In addition, the hypoallergenic nature of a waterproof baby crib sheet will keep your child safe from any skin-irritation that may result from summer heat.
It's important for the sake of your baby's rest as well as yours that their nursery is as comfortable as possible. Use soft colors, soft-looking decor, and soft waterproof crib sheets to ensure your newborn is easily settled in their new room and ensure that you yourself get some well-needed sleep.

Summer Is Here; Make It a Breeze With a Play Yard Sheet

Summer is an exciting time to introduce your child to the great outdoors. After a day of smiles and sunshine, it’s time for your little one to rest. With the Play Yard Fitted Sheet, the fun continues, and you’re all set to enjoy the spectacular summer day.

Summertime, and the Living’s Easy With the Play Yard Fitted Sheet

The Play Yard waterproof sheet is breathable, hypoallergenic and provides a dust-mite barrier. The waterproof fitted sheets conform perfectly to the pad for your child’s comfort and safety, and they're super-easy to clean up, repelling stains from snack-time spills or wading pool fun. They also wick away moisture from diaper accidents so that your child stays healthy and happy.

From Europe to Your Home, With Love

The Play Yard Fitted Sheet is part of the BSensible® family of luxury bedding products created in Spain and enjoyed throughout the world. We begin with knitting yarn to create natural textiles. Our special fabric is then crafted into distinctive bedding products that keep you and your loved ones healthy and help you enjoy your rest. We take great pride in receiving "All Night Fresh" certification from the world-famous Hohenstein Institute.

Simply the Best

What makes BSensible® bedding unique is our patented process that infuses the fabric with cosmetic-grade ZnO, the essential mineral zinc oxide, which nourishes the skin while reducing odor-causing bacteria for a clean and healthy rest. The Play Yard Fitted Sheet retains the zinc oxide that protects and soothes, even after repeated washings. 

Your child needs an average of 10–16 hours of sleep and the rest is all play time in the first 1–5 years of life. Make that quality time by using the Play Yard Fitted Sheet. You know that Play Yard Fitted Sheets are uniquely healthy, hygienic and fresh; your child feels that they’re luxuriously soft, natural and comfortable. Here’s to your best summer ever!

New Baby, No Problem: Four Essentials You'll Need For Baby's Room

baby sheet protectorCreating ideas for your new baby’s nursery can be incredibly fun. The list of DIY projects are endless. However, when it comes down to the bare bones of it, you need to be sure you have these four baby room essentials before you start coming up with ideas for wall decor and which rugs to use on your hardwood floors.
  1. Changing table
    While it’s sometimes necessary to use the couch or bed for changing your baby’s diaper, nothing beats the ability to change your diaper cleanly and swiftly with the use of a changing table. A changing table let’s you keep your baby’s necessities for cleanliness in one space on a number of built-in shelves. And there’s no need to place an additional blanket down as the majority of changing tables come with a pad for your baby to lay on while you change their diapers.
  3. Diaper pail
    On the topic of diapers, you’ll need a diaper pail in your baby’s room. While it may seem unnecessary because there’s a perfectly usable trash can in the kitchen, odds are that garbage only goes out once a week. Babies use the bathroom multiple times throughout the day and with a build-up of diapers in your trash can, your kitchen will inevitably develop an odor.

    Diaper pails eliminate any potential for Parfum de Baby’s Bottom to make its way through your home. Most hold up to fifty diapers and have maximum odor control. They’re also completely customizable so when you do decorate your newborn’s nursery, you won’t have to worry about any colors clashing.
  5. Crib
    While many parents often sleep with their newborns, it can be dangerous to do so. A crib provides your child with a basic sleeping spot and is typically the focal point of the entire room the same way your bed is. Like diaper pails, cribs also come in a variety of a types and you can choose whichever works best for you and your child.
  7. Baby sheet protectors and bedding
    One of the most important things when it comes to your child’s crib is their bedding. You want to be sure of the size of your crib in order to accurately find a fitted crib sheet as loose sheets can easily become hazards for your newborn. Additionally, hypoallergenic waterproof fitted bed sheets will keep your baby dry throughout the night without causing skin irritation.

    82% of Americans value an extra hour of sleep at night; a waterproof baby crib sheet with baby sheet protectors will keep your child from waking in the middle of the night due to wet sheets from a leaking diaper, which will give you that extra hour.

    The less money you have to spend on sheets the better; baby sheet protectors keep your sheets clean and durable for optimal usage so you don’t have to run to the store when things get too messy.
To keep your baby clean, fresh, and safe be sure you use these essentials in your baby’s room before getting cute with the decor. Just like in Scouts, when it comes to taking care of your new baby make sure to always be prepared.

Which Type of Crib Sheet Is Best For Your Newborn?

protective pillow casesIt may not seem like it, but newborn babies sleep for a grand total of 10.5 to 18 hours every day. Throughout their early development, it’s important to ensure your baby is getting a good night’s sleep in order to promote growth in both the brain and body.

But because your arms and chest aren’t always available to be your baby’s bed, one of the biggest questions is which kind of baby crib sheet is best for your newborn? There are a number of options to choose from, so we've outlined some of the best materials for baby crib sheets below.

Classic, 100% cotton bed sheets are often the standard when it comes to choosing a baby crib sheet. This is often because cotton is a breathable fiber, therefore it keeps your newborn cool during the summer and warm during the winter. While it can be rough and scratchy at first, cotton sheets eventually soften while remaining surprisingly durable.

Additionally, 100% cotton sheets are hypoallergenic so you can be sure your baby won’t be suffering from any skin irritations related to their bedding.

Polyester sheets are another budget-friendly option for your baby’s crib. While not as breathable as cotton, polyester is cheaper than cotton and is less likely to shrink in the wash. It’s also far less likely to wrinkle, whereas cotton wrinkles incredibly easily. However, keep in mind that polyester may not be the greatest choice when the temperature begins to creep up.

Like polyester, flannel sheets in your baby’s crib may not make for the best choice during the warmer months. But when it’s cold outside, flannel crib sheets are ideal for keeping your baby warm and are also incredibly soft.

Waterproof crib sheets and protective pillow cases are a popular choice for obvious reasons; however, the best waterproof crib sheets and pillow cases also offer the breathability, softness, and hypoallergenic qualities of 100% cotton crib sheets. Baby waterproof sheets and protective pillow cases will keep you from having to continuously buy additional crib sheets in the event that your newborn’s diapers leak and leave a mess. Additionally, waterproof fitted bed sheets can be re-used as potty training sheets as your child grows and their crib becomes a toddler bed.

Even better, the zinc in the fibers of our waterproof crib sheets and protective pillow cases assist with reducing the odor of your baby’s crib and help aid against skin irritation.

Baby protection
Regardless of which materials you choose for your baby’s crib sheets, be sure they are fitted to the crib’s mattress and do not exhibit any strings -- these may be a choking hazard to your newborn. Furthermore, be careful of fibers which may cause bunching and may loosen around your baby, creating an additional danger. Your newborn baby shouldn't just be comfortable in their crib, they should be safe and secure, too.

Three Tips to Keep Your Baby Clean Between Bathimes

pillowcasesKeeping your child clean is the best way to combat disease and to guarantee your baby a healthy future. Babies need two to three warm baths a week to stay clean. For the best baby bath, find the perfect temperature before filling the tub or sink with only 2 to 3 inches of water to keep your child from drowning.

However, three baths a week isn’t enough to keep your child fresh-smelling. With continuous drool and sweat, it takes additional care between bath times to keep your child clean. Here are some tips to keep your baby clean and healthy between those bath-times.

To keep your newborn’s skin from drying out in the bath, but to keep grime, dirt, and oil from building up on their skin use wipes periodically throughout the day. And not just on their genitalia during diaper changes.

Wipes help to remove sweat, spit, and oil that may accumulate in the soft skin folds of your baby’s neck, back, and arms. Routinely running a wipe through these folds will keep your baby smelling fresh between bath times.

Waterproof bedsheets and pillowcases
Waterproof bedsheets are more than potty training sheets. A baby goes to the bathroom often throughout the day and night and a diaper isn’t always going to catch all of the leaks. This often leads to multiple changes in bedsheets and pillowcases and sometimes those same sheets ending up in the garbage.

Baby waterproof sheets and additional protective pillowcases give you more bang for your buck. You’ll be able to get far more uses from a baby crib sheet that’s a waterproof crib sheet than you would a regular one and without the need for laundry stain remover.

Warm washcloth
When a wipe won’t do the trick, but it isn’t a bath night, utilize the helpful hand of a warm washcloth. A warm washcloth mimics a sponge bath, but with less water, and it will get more grime and sweat from the skin folds of your baby than a wipe.

Keeping your child clean and fresh is essential to maintaining their health. Be sure to give your baby two to three baths and week and to tend to their skin throughout the day with a wipe or washcloth to keep grime and sweat from building up and creating a painful rash.