Friday, February 10, 2012

Double Sheeting a crib



No, not THAT kind of double sheeting. Not the kind that we did in sleep-away camp where your friend can't get their legs into their bed. Actually, I'm pretty sure kids use sleeping bags at camp now, not sheets, so that might be a very outdated reference.

I'm talking about one of the most important tips I learned for parenting. You put a waterproof mattress pad on the crib, then a fitted sheet, then ANOTHER waterproof mattress pad then another sheet. Sometimes I even do this another time. Note the importance of the mattress pad being waterproof. That way, when your baby/toddler/learning to potty-train child wets the bed in some way, you can just yank off the top two layers, the sheet and mattress pad, and the crib is all ready to go.



It only took one middle-of-the-night vomit session to realize that dealing with a sick, wet, cranky child is enough, I didn't also have to wrangle a new mattress pad and sheet onto the crib mattress as well. This has come in so handy, that I do it on the baby's crib, my 2 1/2 year old's crib, and I did it on my daughter's double bed when she was learning to potty train 2 years ago. I would even consider doing this on our bed, since it's inevitable that a sick child will throw up there too:)


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20 comments:

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

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Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

Wow! This is really helpful information. My little girl is only three months old but I am sure we will have nights where we will be glad we have two sets of sheet on the bed. I am definitely going to give this a try. Thanks!

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Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

So so so smart!! Im about to potty train my daughter.. I will be doing this soon!!

Jessica said...

Great idea! Now I just have to work on remembering the next day to add another set of sheets after I have to strip one in the middle of the night.

Erika . . . with a K said...

Great idea. I'm going to keep this in mind when my baby moves over to his crib at night! Glad u found me... I'm your newest follower!

Sarah said...

Hey Jessica- I'm following you back!

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Sarah

Heather Woyak said...

ooo I do like this idea! We will be potty training soon, so thanks! :) and yeah...those middle-of-the-night-hurling-episodes are SO NOT fun...

Carol said...

Great idea - will keep this in mind as I baby sit my new granddaughter. I'm a new follower via the Linky Party Hop. Hope you will hop over and follow me back at hhtp://www.cdm-arewethereyet.blogspot.com Thanks!

Julie E said...

good idea! we have that same polka dot sheet. :)

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

Michelle said...

brilliant, where were you 6 weeks ago when every sheet and every blanket, every TOWEL was decorated with puke! Thanks for the tip!

leslie said...

Brilliant! Geez, why did I never think of this when my daughter had trouble wetting the bed at night for two years even after she was potty trained? At least I have this tip now for the new baby's crib!! Thank you!

Margery said...

I love the double sheeting idea!!!

Ellie said...

LOVE this! How can I have been a parent for almost 5 years and not thought of this. You're awesome. I pinned this idea and am a new follower.

Christa said...

Great idea. I've been doing this for years for my now 9 yr old. He had major bed wetting issues and diaper leaks. I forgot I had it double sheeted and was pleasantly surprised when I had to clean up an accident a few months ago.
Christa
www.controllingcraziness.blogspot.com

portable crib bedding said...

Great idea. I'm going to keep this in mind when my son moves over to his crib at night!

travel cot mattress said...

Love this! we have that same polka dot sheet. :)

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