Are you looking for baby crib bedding sets for your first child? Or looking to do better the second time round? Either way, there are many different types of baby bedding sets and it is easy to become confused. Before you go shopping, you will need a few important pieces of information ready: your budget (remember that you need to buy more than one set of baby bedding, unless you want to do laundry every few hours); the size of your baby crib; whether to buy gender-neutral, boy's or girl's baby bedding; and the theme of your baby's room/nursery.

Once you have the necessary information, the next step is to go window shopping. Take a look at the baby crib bedding sets that are available in the stores in your area. Baby bedding is not something you want to buy from online stores like Amazon because quality and comfort are very important to your baby's well-being. You need to be able to personally see and feel the contents of the baby bedding sets before you buy. The contents of the set should at least include a fitted sheet, crib bumper and blanket, quilt or comforter. Each item should be tough yet soft, smooth and comfortable.

When window shopping for baby crib bedding sets, you should pay attention to a these major types of baby bedding - fleece, hypoallergenic and satin/sateen. There are no doubt others, but they tend to be less comfortable for your baby and typically cheaper.

Fleece Baby Bedding Sets

Fleece baby crib bedding sets are made from natural wool fibers or sheep skin. Fleece is soft and comfortable as well as breathable. Your baby is assured of sound and comfortable sleep. To a certain extent, fleece baby bedding is also naturally hypoallergenic, which is an extra measure of safety for your baby.

High-quality fleece baby crib bedding does not fade or shrink, and is also fairly resistant to a baby's typical destructive tendencies to pull and tug and gnaw at anything they can get into their hands and mouths. You should be able to find many different styles and colors to suit the decoration of your baby's nursery.

Hypoallergenic Baby Crib Bedding Sets

Hypoallergenic baby bedding guarantees that common allergens that can pose a dangerous health risk to your baby are removed during the manufacture of the bedding. They are normally made from cotton, wool or silk. If there is a history of allergies in your family, you should strongly consider buying baby bedding sets that are hypoallergenic.

Hypoallergenic baby crib bedding sets are normally made using 100% organic natural products, whether this is cotton, wool or silk. The baby bedding is made in sterile and pure conditions. In the store, the entire baby bedding set should be sealed up to prevent any form of contamination. The store should have browsing samples so that customers can see and feel the quality and workmanship of the hypoallergenic bedding.

Like fleece baby bedding, hypoallergenic baby crib bedding sets come in various colors and patterns. However, for greatest safety (if there is a family history of allergies), you should only buy those bedding that are not dyed or bleached. This means extra work checking the manufacturer's labels and maybe even calling up the manufacturer's customer support help lines.

Satin Baby Crib Bedding

Satin (or sateen) is a special method of weaving cloth so that it is smoother than normal cloth and looks shiny. It can be made from both natural and synthetic fibers. When made from long fibers like silk, it is called satin. When made from short fibers like cotton, it is called sateen. This extra smoothness makes satin/sateen very comfortable and is a good choice for baby crib bedding sets.

You can find satin baby bedding sets in a variety of colors and themes. But most people buy satin because of its shine and smoothness, so complex patterns rather defeat the purpose.

For your long-term convenience, make sure the satin baby bedding you buy is machine washable and dryable. As with all (non-disposable) clothes and bedding for babies, you should wash it first. Good quality satin bedding actually becomes softer after you wash it.

Buying baby crib bedding can be a confusing affair. There are so many types available. However, for greatest comfort and safety for your baby, you should strongly consider one of these types - fleece, hypoallergenic or satin baby bedding. Instead of buying individual pieces, save money and time by buying baby crib bedding sets. Always remember to consider the following factors: your budget; the size of your baby crib; whether to buy gender-neutral, boy's or girl's baby bedding sets; and the decor of your baby's room.