Should Baby Bedding Be Tight or Loose?

Many parents already know that it is better not to use bedding with small babies. It would be better for them to be dressed in something that will keep them warm. In case you feel the need to use bedding, you should be careful for it not to be very soft. It is preferable to use a sheet and a blanket, and not a comforter or duvet.

A baby under the age of three months can be swaddled in the blanket while older babies or younger ones who cry if they are swaddled, should be made the bed at the bottom. You should put the baby’s feet against the footboard of the crib. The bedding should be tucked into the bottom of the bed, then you should bring the blankets and sheets up, across the chest, and tuck them in. If you do that, the baby cannot wriggle down and get his face covered by the bedding.

There are baby sleeping bags that can be bought, or you can make one of your own. They are like a sleep suit, they have cutouts for the arms, and a zipper at the front of the suit. There shouldn’t be a hood. These sleeping bags are a very good solution to the problem of bedding, because they cannot cause suffocation and they keep the baby covered during the night.

Contemporary Bedding Ensembles

When shopping for new bedding ensembles for your home many retailers will refer to their product lines as Contemporary. Contemporary bedding itself doesn’t really have a concrete definition. Often the definition will vary depending on who you ask, and even when you ask them. Like the clothing industry, bedding fashions change over time and a pattern or style which today falls under “contemporary” or “modern” may very well be considered under a different heading in the future. In this article we will discuss three of the major bedding manufacturers and what styles in their lines are currently considered contemporary.

Contemporary bedding offered by Dakotah represents Dakotah’s usual fine fabrics and clean linear designs. Using simple color palettes and sleek minimalist design features make Dakotah bedding a very elegant choice. Some of their current contemporary designs include:
Aurora – Features an abstract wave pattern in the season’s hottest color combination, mocha and sky blue.
Metrotech – Combines a clean stripe pattern with warm honey tones for a look that is simple and chic.
Odyssey – Combines classic black silk shantung with stylish metallic shades of gold and copper.

Thomasville Contemporary Ensembles follow Thomasville’s usual approach to creating fine bedding that is versatile and diverse. Thomasville offers their bedding a la carte so creating an ensemble which fits your lifestyle, price range and personal preference is easy. Thomasville designs are described as artistically abstract, using bright color palettes and detailed accessories. Their current contemporary line includes these designs:
Altessa – A beautiful abstract swirl pattern using rich earth tones with gold shantung accents.
Coronado – A modern take on art deco, using bold patterns with accessories that add a bright pop of color.
Pavilion – takes its cue from the bohemian trend, using patchwork patterns in soothing shades of sky and parchment.

Veratex, yet another fine bedding manufacturer, is well known for their modern sense of style. Veratex contemporary ensembles are inspired by rich designs found in cultures throughout the world. Three of their ensembles which stand out as contemporary design are:
Waterlily and Dynasties – both inspired by Asian design, using clean lines, solid colors, and simple blocked patterns.
Serrano – inspired by designs of the Southwest. This classic stripe pattern combines earth tones with a bold shade of orange spice.

These are some of the key styles that current manufacturers are offering as contemporary. What ties all of these designs together are sleek lines, natural color palettes and either abstract or geometric patterns. Usually a modern look will include a clean lined, tailored bed skirt as opposed to the classic ruffled bed skirt

Choosing Quality Bedding For Comfort And Fashion

If you are considering redecorating your bedroom, one of the easiest ways to add some extra flair and comfort without too many extra books is to simply invest in a new set of bedding.

Bedding fashions are right in step with other fashion trends, and that means that floral patterns are out and solid color combinations are in. You should pick a color scheme that coordinates with your room color as well as the furniture in your bedroom. Also consider the other accessories in your bedroom such as paintings, rugs, and mirrors before selecting bedding that will compliment the room and achieve the style and effect you are after.

Nothing beats a good duvet for looks or for style. You can buy duvet covers in many different styles, and a duvet is a very comfortable replacement for the traditional quilt. Remember to buy both an inner and outer cover for your duvet, and if you are allergy prone look into alternatives to the goose feather or down stuffed duvet. Watch out, because testing by the Federal Food and Drug Agency has determined that no material is truly hypoallergenic, as most materials could cause a negative reaction even if it’s a minute portion of the population. Based on these findings, the United States Supreme Court struck down the FDA’s definition of hypoallergenic, and thus there is no real standard for what the term actually means. Companies who manufacture duvets could technically market any product as hypoallergenic.

You will want to do your research on the company and how they approach their research before purchasing one of their “hypoallergenic” bedding products. Also, keep in mind that materials such as cotton, wool, and silk very rarely cause allergic reactions, so the odds are that you are safe in buying a duvet stuffed with them or other bedding made of these fabrics. The same is true of manufactured sheets and bed liners.

Color scheme is important to consider when choosing your bedding design for practical as well as fashionable reasons. There are bedding color schemes in darker colors, but these tend to stain. Remember as well to buy a liner for your mattress.

Finally, a bed skirt adds a beautiful and classy touch to any bedding fashion scheme.