Safe Sheets for Sleeping Sweeties
- What: Organic crib sheets
- When: Birth until big beds
- Why: Avoid toxic chemicals
- Where: Amazon
Infants spend an inordinate amount of time in their beds. Regardless of where they sleep, in a crib, bassinet, Moses basket, or in your bed, I recommend getting organic sheets for the same reasons I prefer organic crib mattresses.
Infants nap constantly at first. Some might even say they nap around the clock, since they often wake every two to three hours to eat even overnight. That equals a lot of hours on your mattress cover and bed sheets, with their faces right next to the surfaces breathing in whatever fumes and other chemicals come off it.
Obviously washing sheets before use helps, but rather than risk what I couldn’t see or smell, I splurged on Olli and Lime brand crib sheets. Unlike almost every other baby product, I didn’t inherit crib sheets before my first child’s birth, so I justified the extra cost in this area. But you can get organic sheets without a huge extra cost. The peace of mind comes free.