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Dolallytats Wed 27-Mar-13 18:27:07

I know it's not technically a pregnancy question, but can I ask where everyone is getting their baby bedding from?I just can't find anything I like!! Cellular blankets and sheets aren't a problem, but I would also like a coverlet that is suitable from birth. The ones I have seen are either REALLY pink (we are having a girl) or beige. I would like something a little bit girlie, but not really in bubblegum pink!!

There are some lovely quilts (beautiful one in John Lewis!!), but these aren't suitable until after 12 months.

Baby isn't actually due until July, but I'm trying to be organised!!

youmaycallmeSSP Wed 27-Mar-13 18:35:55

Have you looked at sleeping bags? They're a lot easier than blankets IME.

orderinformation Wed 27-Mar-13 18:38:23

I disagree. Not a sleeping bag fan. Blankets more flexible.

matilda101 Wed 27-Mar-13 18:41:24

TK Maxx have some really lovely bedding and sleeping bags (which, imo are brilliant once the baby's a few weeks old).

Phineyj Wed 27-Mar-13 18:44:30


peanutMD Wed 27-Mar-13 19:03:24

I picked up a gorgeous coverlet in M&Co a few Weeks ago for £8.

one side is red/white thin stripes and the other is white with red and blue floral print and 2 bluebirds stitched into the bottom corner if that's any use.

Like you I don't do pink and girly!

ButteryJam Wed 27-Mar-13 19:37:33

OP, I've got same dilemma, not sure what colours and bedding to go with.

What's M&Co?

ladymia Wed 27-Mar-13 19:41:55

The White Company?

ButteryJam Wed 27-Mar-13 19:44:29

ladymia, I love this bumper but at that price, no ways! shock

Dolallytats Wed 27-Mar-13 19:46:13

I shall check out all those suggestions, thanks!! Should probably say that I need to be able to order it on-line because I'm agoraphobic blush. The M and Co one sounds lovely, but they don't have it on-line, which is a shame.

dashoflime Wed 27-Mar-13 19:53:14

I second IKEA. I've got [[ this one]] at home.

dashoflime Wed 27-Mar-13 19:55:04

Stupid link! this

bonzo77 Wed 27-Mar-13 20:11:41

I prefer sleeping bags. Both mine were / are very active tummy sleepers. They wriggle out of covers. Also, with new borns you put them to bed with their feet against the foot of the cot. Which means you need a tiny blanket about 12 inches long. Or you end up folding a normal one, doubling the layers. So really for a summer baby you need thin cotton blankets initially, then as autumn kicks in you can add a sleeping bag or another blanket. When I do use a blanket I like the thin fleece ones as they are very light, come in bright colours, are very cheap and dry fast.

Teaandflapjacks Wed 27-Mar-13 20:50:20

My sister had a terrible time with sleeping bags and found them useless - my niece cried all the time in them. BUT - they are wonderful for others - so my advice would be to either borrow or just buy one and see how you get on. I also second Ikea for good quality, reasonably priced baby bedding. A lot of the ikea childrens stuff is excellent and they have even won awards for safety etc with their furniture for children. I have wonderful notions of making some with my new sewing machine currently hmm....

In case this helps at all - I have bought a crib set that includes the whole lot - the actual crib, bumpers, duvet, pillow, curtain for crib, and covers for duvet etc. I bought a crib that is a bit bigger that can be wheeled about and swings from side to side, rather than moses basket - mainly because we have a dog, and I currently live in an apartment and the bedroom is by the kitchen etc - so all on one floor mainly. If I had not gone for the crib, I would have gone for the ikea cot that can be turned into a cot bed later, and laid the moses basket in it when necessary due to dog. Not that our dog is a problem, but you have to be sensible with these things. Good luck!!

Bookwolf32 Wed 27-Mar-13 20:56:03 is a little pricey, but has some really lovely bedding.

Littlemissexpecting Wed 27-Mar-13 21:37:17

Have you looked at jojo maman bebe?
I've got a mix from there, John Lewis, mothercare and mamas and papas.
Look at next too

FatimaLovesBread Wed 27-Mar-13 21:40:28

Can I ask, what's a coverlet? confused

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 27-Mar-13 21:45:03

Mine just had a couple of sheets and a couple of sleeping bags. Know that's not what you are after OP but thought I'd mentioned it in case there are any lurkers thinking they now have to add a coverlet onto their list smile

Littlemissexpecting Wed 27-Mar-13 21:49:15

Fatima tbh I'm not sure what its for but John Lewis do a set for their cribs and it has a bumper and a coverlet. It looks like a thin duvet or thick sheet but not sure whether its just for decor?! Hopefully someone will fill us in?

beanandspud Wed 27-Mar-13 21:51:23

It's not as much fun but can I suggest not buying much until DD arrives?

I have a cupboard full of cellular blankets - not used. I also have a coverlet - never used. Oh, and a pile of flat sheets - not used.

As a baby, even in February, DS slept in a Moses basket coved with just a small fleece blanket (we had a couple for sicky moments). He then went into a cot but with a sleeping bag.

By all means get a coverlet but accept that it may only be used as a decoration.

If I did it again I would make a list of all the things I liked and then order them when I actually needed them. Most places do quick delivery, you don't need to have everything before the baby arrives <<old and wise emoticon>>

FatimaLovesBread Wed 27-Mar-13 21:54:12

Is the quilt/cover thing that came with the Moses basket a coverlet? [cofused]

<off to google coverlets>

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 27-Mar-13 22:00:03

I'm with you bean. We bought very, very little before dc1 was born. Nothing at all to do with feeding, a travel system, some cotton wool, a pack of nappies, and the bedding I mentioned previously, oh and 6 bodysuits and 6 babygroes.

It worked really well for us, especially as both ended up in bed with us for the first year, it was the only way we could get any sleep.

hugoagogo Wed 27-Mar-13 22:06:48

I think it's like a little bedspread or something, but I am quite confused.

If so they are pointless for a baby, all you need are fitted sheets, or pillowcases (instead of sheets on moses baskets) and some light washable blankets or baby sleeping bags if you like 'em.

Fancy stuff will be sicked/pooed on and out grown in a year or two at most.

LetMeAtTheWine Wed 27-Mar-13 22:16:17

Lollipop lane do some lovely stuff, not sure about website address so afraid you will need to google it. Also check age they can be used from - think it is birth but worth double checking.

Ilovestackingcups Thu 28-Mar-13 09:29:40

We bought a couple of ordinary medium sized fleece blankets in IKEA then cut them up into quarters: 8 blankets (and as many layers as you like) for less than £10. DC1 was a December baby. You could also do this, then sew a couple of the quarters up to make a sleeping bag if you can be bothered.

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