Trying to get prepared.... I have a Chico next 2 me for our room and a Moses basket for downstairs (and a cot for later on in the baby's room). I'm looking to get sheets for the crib and Moses basket and wondering how many to get. If the baby's nappy leaks or it is sick in there then will it soak through to the mattress, do you use extra pads for this?
I've got four sheets and four mattress protectors. These go under the sheet to protect the mattress.
Top tip from my own mother: layer a mattress protector, then a sheet, then another mattress protector and another sheet. That way if spillage occurs at night you just whip the top two layers off and you've fresh bed underneath ;)
Hippy chick ones are breathable and aren't plasticky. Four sheets for the Moses basket are enough unless a) you have a very sicky baby - you'll find out soon enough whether that's the case, and you'll then have to do an emergency run to the shops or b) you're restricted in your ability to do washing and drying. If you can only get to the laundrette once a week for example you'd definitely need more.
We only had 2 crib sheets and 2 pram sheets. Tended to put a Muslin under head anyway, or even better a t shirt worn by daddy that day over the sheet helps to settle. Don't recall nappy leakages outside of clothes - newborns don't go long enough between changes to have nappies wet enough to leak, and poo leaks don't tend to go through multiple layers. Might just be my experience though! If your baby is a sicky one you can always buy more.
You'll probably get away with less than you think! 4 seems ok. You'll be doing heaps of washing anyway so can always chuck whatever dirty ones in for washing.
Yes to folding and tucking in a muslin at the head end. From experience, it's SO much easier to whip off a muslin for mini sicks and dribbles, and swap it for a clean one than have to change the whole sheet. We somehow survived the first 5-6 months with 2 moses sheets