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Do You Need Sheets for a Bassinet?

With how many accidents newborns tend to have while sleeping in their bassinets, you may find yourself wondering whether or not sheets are truly necessary to have on a bassinet. Are they helpful or just an extra step and burden in the cleanup process? 

Yes, sheets or a quality mattress protector are necessary for your baby’s bassinet in almost all cases. Not only do they provide comfort to your little one but they also protect and maintain the quality of their bassinet by keeping the mattress or pad clean. Just make sure the protective layer you purchase follows safe sleep guidelines and protects your baby from any potential hazards. 

Fitted bassinet sheets and mattress protectors may seem unnecessary, however, there are several reasons that I highly recommend purchasing some for your little one’s bassinet. 

First things first. Protect your investment. Baby items are not cheap and if you’re hoping to re-use them again in the future you want to make sure you protect the item’s integrity. If you aren’t protecting your bassinet from the accidents your little one will have you may damage them and end up spending more money replacing the item than you would have spent on a protector or fitted bassinet sheet

Another consideration is your little one. Babies can’t have many of the comforts we are used to sleeping with and a bassinet sheet will provide a soft and slightly warmer surface for your little one. Similarly, the sheet can be washed regularly which will continuously provide a clean surface for your baby to rest on which will help keep them safe and healthy!

Overall, things like sheets for your bassinet are not things that you can’t live without. However, they certainly do make yourbassinet easier to keep clean because it is much simpler to throw a sheet in the laundry than try to figure out how to get pee out of a pad!

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