Cot bed fitted sheets
When it comes to baby bedding you want to know your newborn is both safe and comfortable. Fitted sheets offer the convenience and security of knowing they can be changed quickly and easily and fit snuggly and safely to remain flat and secure.
As a new parent you want to know you are buying cot bedding that is not going to be harmful. You want a bedding set that you can trust has not been made using toxic substances that may react with your babies skin.
From our research we found that apart from the range of cute designs available the priorities for parents were safety, softness and fitment.
We found a number of sheet brands were not as soft as others, some well known brands were let down by poor manufacturing where some sheets fitted and others did. Even cases where sheets were sold in twin packs where one sheet fitted and the other didn't.
From the results of our reviews of the manufacturers and customer feedback for the safest, softest and best fitting sheets these are our recommendations.
Cot bed sheets carrying the Oeko-Tex certified label means that they have been made without using harmful or dangerous substances.
Fitted cot bed sheet sizes
‣ Space Saver (mini cot) fitted sheets 100 cm x 50 cm
‣ Cot fitted sheets 120 cm x 60 cm
‣ Cot bed fitted sheets 140 cm x 70 cm
Fitted sheets for cot beds can be found in the standard UK sizes of 70 x 140cm and 60 x 120cm. Additionally there is the less common space saver cot bed sheets that are slightly smaller at 50 x 100cm.
Best quality fitted sheets
Silentnight sheets are Oeko-Tex certified which is the guarantee they reach the highest standard for safe bedding. These fitted sheets are part of the safe night nursery range designed to be as safe and as comfortable as possible for your little one.
With Silentnight's safe night bedding collection you are getting a quality fitted sheet that as well as being safe for newborns they are also designed to last.
Many of the cotton bedding sheets available have received at least some negative reviews about the sheets shrinking after a number of washes. Silentnight sheets however are designed to last and keep their shape for 50 washes.
These are 100% cotton sheets with elasticated edges to ensure the sheets fit mattresses tightly giving a flat surface. Sheets that are too big or become loose over time can end up scrunching up and potentially becoming uncomfortable or worse coming unattached from the mattress causing a hazard.
When it comes to comfort the silentnight range is as soft as a cuddle. You can tell the quality of th pure cotton sheets and the detail of the stitching of the elasticated edges.
These sheets are designed to be a tight fit to ensure there is no rucking or the bottom sheet does not come loose. There are a number of colours including the usual white, cream, pink and grey as well as a nice range of two tone patterned sheets including stars and letters. They also do matching bumper protector sleeves that go around the wooden side bars of your cot.