We all know the difference a good night’s sleep can make for little ones. And while we always can’t be there to help your baby settle, we can help you find the perfect fitted cot sheet sets and baby bedding for your sleeping beauty.
A good quality fitted cot sheet snuggly covers the mattress and provide little bodies with a safe and smooth surface to rest. Look for breathable, high-quality fabrics. Combined with a delightful print, fabulous colour and a few complementary accessories, the right cot sheet set creates a swoon-worthy space for babies big and small.
What to consider when shopping for baby sheets
Softness: Babies have very sensitive skin, so look for ultra-soft, natural fabrics that are gentle on the skin and beautiful to touch when shopping for baby bedding.
Ease of washing: From all that teething dribble to nappy explosions at midnight, cot sheets get grubby and require changing often. You’ll need a set of cot sheets that’s tough enough to stand up to countless runs through the machine while retaining softness and shape. Also, look for sheets that are quick to dry so that you can have them back on baby’s cot tout de suite.
Safety: Loose bedding can be unsafe for babies, so before you buy, ensure the sheets you want, fit the mattress snugly and can’t be untucked by curious hands.
14 baby cot sheets for the nursery
From pinks to blues, florals to fauna, our curated selection of cot sheets includes something for every nursery style and budget.
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Here are 14 swoon-worthy cot sheets to consider:
Snuggle Hunny Kids
Made from lightweight, breathable cotton jersey, Snuggle Hunny Kids sheets fit every standard Australian cot on the market. Crease-free and machine-washable, they come in a stunning mix of exclusive prints for creating an extra-special nursery.
Little Human Linens
With a genius waterproof lining that absorbs up to 100ml of liquid, Little Human Linen baby sheets are all-in-one mattress protectors and fitted sheets. They’re breathable, simple to wash and compliant with the latest safe sleeping recommendations.
Using ‘Expect-a-Spill’ technology, Marmalade Lion’s breathable cotton-sateen sheets have built-in mattress protectors and wadding to lock away leaks and keep babes dry. All designs are hand-illustrated by local artists and range from floral motifs to Australian nostalgia.
Crafted with love from 100% Mulberry silk, Silky Tots provide baby with a liquid-smooth surface for sleepytime. Sleeping on silk reduces the friction that causes hair breakage and baby bald spots. Also available in convenient cot slips, they’re naturally hypoallergenic and hydrating.
Burrow & Be
Let Burrow & Be’s signature print settle little ones to sleep. Made from GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Sateen, these cosy sheets provide baby with a sleep space that’s silky smooth and cosy – perfect for catching those all-important Z’s.
Pop Ya Tot
The muslin baby sheets from Pop Ya Tot are soft, breathable and unbelievably lightweight, providing the optimum environment for a good night’s sleep. Available in an array of patterns and dreamy soft hues, they’re prewashed for softness and as pretty as can be.
In a choice of 100% organic cotton percale or cotton jersey, Living Textiles twin-pack cot sheet sets are designed to retain their shape wash after wash. Perfect all year round, they feature extra deep sides to ensure a snug fit, even with the wriggliest worms around.
With whimsy prints whisking baby off to sleep, Grubbee baby sheets can do no wrong. Featuring earthy blooms, Aussie animals and other timeless designs in gorgeous shades, they’re the ultimate accessory for your little love’s special space.
Baby Loves Sleep
Made using 100% GOTS organic cotton, these jersey sheets are an absolute dream for bub to sleep on. Lightweight, buttery-soft and breathable, there are four contemporary designs available to compliment your poppet’s nursery.
Little Turtle Baby
With a range that includes oval, circular and rectangular options, there’s a fitted sheet at Little Turtle Baby to suit almost any Australian bassinet or cot. Choose from crisp woven cotton or stretchy jersey in a huge collection of prints and patterns.
Available in bassinet, cot and single sizes, these super-stretchy sheets are made for tucking in tots big and small. They come in a choice of three trend-driven hues and use breathable GOTS certified organic cotton for gentle comfort against young skin.
From this small family business comes beautifully handmade baby linen like no other. With whimsical designs and durable French seams to ensure they last, these sheets combine practicality and fairytale-like patterns just perfectly.
Twiddle & Winks
Combining the functionality of cot sheets with the sense of security that a comforter brings, LOVEY by Twiddle & Winks is a world first. The luxurious cotton sheets feature textured panels in every corner, encouraging snugabugs to self-settle with ease.
Lightweight and breathable, Bubba Bump fitted cot sheets use buttery-soft organic jersey cotton for the ultimate in comfort. They’re available in a choice of five timeless hues and come packaged with an adorable matching drawstring bag.
What size are cot sheets?
In Australia, most baby bedding is made to fit a standard cot mattress of approximately 130 x 70cm. But given that cots come in all shapes and sizes these days, be sure to check your exact mattress size before you begin shopping for a set.
How many cot sheets do you need?
Many mums suggest that you will need at least two sheets for baby’s cot so that you can always have one in use while the other is being washed. Of course, this will depend a lot on how often you need to change your little one’s bedding and how much time you have for doing the laundry.
Should cot sheets be fitted?
The most important factor with baby’s sheets is that they are tucked in tightly to avoid having loose bedding in the cot. For this reason, fitted sheets are often prefered because they’re quick to pop on and they fit snugly to the mattress.
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