The Best Bassinet Sheets for a Comfy, Happy Baby
Keep your baby safe and comfortable with our super-soft waterproof bassinet sheets that fit securely and snugly for a safe night’s sleep and feel great on your baby’s skin.
How to Pick the Best Baby Bassinet Sheets
First things first, do you need sheets for a bassinet? The answer is yes. The best bassinet sheet for your baby is one that fits the bassinet mattress perfectly, and is comfortable and safe. That’s why at 4moms we recommend you only use the sheets that we make for the MamaRoo Sleep® Bassinet and the Breeze® Plus Playard’s removable bassinet. Ours are oval bassinet sheets, designed specifically to fit our bassinet mattresses, so you never have to worry about the sheet getting loose or gapping and creating an unsafe sleep environment for your baby.
Second only to safety is comfort. One of your baby’s most important jobs is to sleep. It’s as essential as good nutrition for their brain development and healthy growth, so help them get the sleep they need by choosing baby bedding that keeps them comfortable and creates a cozy sleep space.
But not all baby sheets are created equal. When choosing bassinet sheets, keep these important features in mind:
The first decision you have to make will be which bassinet sheet material is right for you and your baby. 4moms sheets are available in:
- Cotton Baby Sheets: Our soft, breathable fabric is lightweight and feels great on your baby’s delicate skin. Cotton sheets are also easy to wash (and trust us, this is important: you’re going to be washing them on repeat.) The only real drawback? 100% cotton sheets wrinkle easily, but the wrinkles will eventually smooth out once the sheet is on the mattress.
- MamaRoo Sleep Bassinet Sheet: 100% Cotton Sleep Surface
- Breeze Plus Cotton Bassinet Sheet
- Breeze Plus Cotton Bassinet Sheet 2-Pack
- Waterproof Bassinet Sheets: Messes are just a fact of life with a baby, so our waterproof bassinet sheets that wick away leaks, dribbles and drool to keep your baby’s sleep surface dry are another feature to consider. You’ll still need to wash these sheets when they are soiled, but you won’t have to worry about your baby laying in something icky while they sleep.
Size and Fit
Are bassinet sheets standard size? To answer that broadly, no baby sheet is created equal, size and fitting can vary depending on the brand and model of your bassinet. Poorly fitting bassinet sheets don’t just look sloppy: they can be a dangerous suffocation hazard for your baby. That’s why high-quality baby sheets like ours have elastic around all the edges—not just the corners—to ensure a tight, secure fit on the mattress. Only use sheets made and approved by the manufacturer of the product you’re using to ensure a safe fit.
Baby Comfort and Safety
When it comes to baby bedding for the bassinet, skip the ruffled bumpers and cute comforters—the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) says the only things that should be in your baby’s bassinet are an appropriate-sized firm mattress and a well-fitting sheet.
Since the sheet is the only thing your baby comes in contact with while they sleep, it pays to buy a high-quality one. Baby sheets that are rough or itchy or irritate your baby’s skin in any other way can make it harder for your baby to get a good night’s sleep. That’s why our oval bassinet sheets are made from the softest, snuggliest fabrics.
How often should you change bassinet sheets?
Once you’ve created a cozy sleep space, keep it that way! If you're wondering how often you should change bassinet sheets remember that baby sheets should be laundered weekly with a dye and fragrance-free detergent to clean away the sweat, drool, skin cells and other things that dirty your baby’s bedding, even if you’re using waterproof bassinet sheets. And of course, anytime your baby spits up, throws up, blows out their diaper, or makes some other kind of mess, the sheet should go into the wash.
How many fitted sheets do I need for a bassinet?
You’ll want to invest in a minimum of two baby bassinet sheets—and preferably more—so you’ll never have to wonder how many fitted sheets you need for a bassinet because you'll always have a spare on hand when the other sheet is in the wash.
Get Ready for Better Nights and Nap Times
Establishing a good sleep routine is essential for your baby’s health and well-being, but it can be tricky to find (and stick with) a routine that works for you. Creating a safe and comfortable sleep space using soft baby sheets that are comfortable for baby is one of the easiest ways to ease them into a healthy sleep routine—so you can rest easy knowing your baby is resting easy, too.