Following the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recommendation against the use of crib bumpers in its new safe sleep guidelines last October, parents of infants may be confused by the continued sale of bumpers as part of crib bedding sets. After all, the thinking goes that if a product were truly unsafe, it wouldn’t be available for purchase. However, the AAP’s recommendation against bumpers was just that—a recommendation—and not a law banning their sale.
Fortunately, parents looking to put together a safer, bumper-free sleeping space for their babies now have a stylish alternative to buying a plain crib sheet—Skip Hop’s Complete Sheet. The genius of the Complete Sheet is that it offers the coordinated look of a crib bumper by featuring a bold design along the sides of the crib mattress with a contrasting pattern on the top of the sheet. The sheets can be purchased individually or as part of a set including a coordinating nursery blanket, sleep sack and linen crib skirt.
The Complete Sheet Collection is available at skiphop.com and select retailers with a suggested retail price of $120 for the 4-piece set and $24-$30 for separates in eight adorable themes.