A firm, bare crib is a safe crib. Soft bedding, blankets, pillows and stuffed animals are not to be placed in baby’s crib. What many people don’t know is this recommendation also extends to crib bumpers. They not only pose a breathing risk, but they also no longer serve a functional purpose. Crib bumpers were created to keep babies from knocking themselves unconscious on old iron cribs or from getting their limbs tangles in too-wide slats. New cribs eliminate both concerns. You should eliminate your crib bumpers too.
Yes, it’s sad to see the crib bumpers go because they are a design highlight in many nurseries, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Skip Hop knew that parents were a wee bit attached to crib bumpers so they created the Complete Sheet. The Skip Hop Complete sheet is similar to your standard 28×52″ fitted crib sheet except the print design is different. With a bold pattern on top and a contrasting pattern along the sides, it gives the illusion of a crib bumper. Kind of. Sure, it’s not that fluffy, ruffly crib bumper we are used to seeing but it’s a good and SAFE alternative.
The Complete Sheet is made of 100% cotton and is a 200-thread count. It comes in 8 different colors and patterns and retails for $24 which is higher than some cheap crib sheets but definitely much cheaper than those crib bumpers used to run us.
To see the Skip Hop Complete Sheet up close and personal, check out our Baby Gizmo Video Review below: