I had my heart set on this DwellStudio pattern when I was decorating Levi’s nursery. All I wanted were the crib bumper and sheets, but at the time, the pattern was only available as a full crib set that included a sheet, a bumper, a crib skirt and a play blanket. Wouldn’t you know that now you can buy DwellStudio’s modern Skyline crib bedding and accessories individually? Go figure!
(Truth be told, I’m not sure I would still by the bumper…or any bumper, for that matter. I’m beginning to fully realize what a pain in the ass it is to have to remove it from the crib every time I want to change Levi’s sheet. Having a bumper may prevent Levi from throwing his pacifiers overboard, but is it really worth the hassle? I don’t know…)
However, had this product had been on the market last year, I might have taken Levi’s nursery design in a different direction. Skip Hop’s Complete Sheet features two complementary patterns – one on top and one around the sides – to give the illusion of a bumper. How genius is that? For parents who follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’s guidelines to not use a crib bumper but still like the look of one, this double-duty sheet would make a fantastic decorative alternative. Best of all, at $24 each, the Complete Sheet is not that expensive!
Tell me: Do you use a crib bumper or go bumper-less?