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top sheets and cellular blanket

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stareyes76 Wed 21-Oct-09 12:55:19

im really confused iv got enough cellular blankets now for when baby is born and just ordered flannel cot sheets from matalan. but im so confused about top sheets i really hope the flannel sheets iv bought are top sheets. but if they are not where the hell can i get some top sheets and do i need them as i have cellular blankets. sorry about the rant im just confused.

ruddynorah Wed 21-Oct-09 12:57:49

top sheet just means a sheet that's not a fitted sheet or a blanket. so just a sheet basically. your flannel ones will be fine.

stareyes76 Wed 21-Oct-09 13:02:58

sorry. so i just need like a normal bed fitted sheet then cellular to go ontop of baby? the books etc are so confusing. lol sorry

ruddynorah Wed 21-Oct-09 13:06:34

ok. you need a sheet over the mattress, that's called a bottom sheet, or sometimes a fitted sheet if it has elastic round the corners.

ontop of the baby you need a cellular blanket and or top sheet depending how cold it is.

sometimes people just swaddle with a top sheet.

and sometimes people just use a grobag.

just to confuse you even more wink

stareyes76 Wed 21-Oct-09 13:17:35

ahhhhhhh. sorry i no i sound really dumb its just the top sheet thing thats getting me. she is due jan the 11th and i think we are sorted now its just the sheet details i got confused about. haha. thanks nightmare.
i do have one sleeping bag (grobag) as well.

mosschops30 Wed 21-Oct-09 13:40:33

starey thats my ds's birthday smile

you probably wont use grobag straight away if in moses basket or crib.
We swaddled ds with his top sheet and cellular blanket until he moved into cot when he went into grobag then and loved it

stareyes76 Wed 21-Oct-09 14:14:07

god im so thick its like talking to an idiot today with me. sorry guys i know im being a pain. soooo you do get top sheets to put over the baby? iv been trying to get some but can't find them. do you think cellular blankets will do as i have lots of them.

ruddynorah Wed 21-Oct-09 14:19:34

look here

you see, fitted sheets for over the mattress, and then flannel sheets plus cellular blankets for on top of the baby.

maybe it's the terminology that's confusing you. a top sheet is just a sheet. sometimes called a flat sheet, sometimes a top sheet, sometimes just a sheet.

ruddynorah Wed 21-Oct-09 14:23:25

loads of sheets

stareyes76 Wed 21-Oct-09 14:41:14 5297&resultsPerPage=100&attrList=Dept,brand

stareyes76 Wed 21-Oct-09 14:43:17

iv just bought them. from matalan hope there ok. im so thick but wanna be right, its the only thing thats really got me through this. i think its my one panic thing. haha. hope they are ok. it must be the terms they use. i just feel really thick. i think i should trade my degree in for a baby one.

ruddynorah Wed 21-Oct-09 14:51:23

you aren't thick! it's just confusing because different shops and different books call things different names. you'll be fine!

Cadelaide Wed 21-Oct-09 14:55:07

Your flannel cot sheets will be fine. smile

MrsBadger Wed 21-Oct-09 15:01:05

I never bothered with top sheets - the cellular blankets wash so easily I just changed them every time.

stareyes76 Wed 21-Oct-09 15:04:33

i think this site is amazing sometimes. it can get so confusing. at least if you (mrsbadger) didn't need them even if i bought the wrong ones i can use them for something else. haha. thanks guys its been a great help.

carrielou2007 Fri 23-Oct-09 16:10:26

i've got four brushed cotton flat sheets (i.e. to use as top sheets) that I washed before use then dd being a hot baby never used. She hated grobags as she couldn't get out of them and would get too hot in them. I was paranoid about her being cold so had fitted sheets, fat sheets and cellular blankets for moses basket (that she never bloody slept in) and cot. Only bought fitted sheets this time (boy) and not bothering with flat sheets at all!!

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