Nursery Linens : A List Of Must Have Pieces For The Sweetest Of Dreams!

Nursery Linens : A List Of Must Have Pieces For The Sweetest Of Dreams!

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Made with softness in mind, we use only the most premium fabrics in all our bedding collections. Breathable and gentle on delicate skin, our sheets are made to ensure your little one sleeps comfortably for the duration of the night!

Kushies Blog: Nursery Linen Must Haves


Softness is a familiar feeling!

Premium 100% cotton flannel, this super soft fabric is gentle and soothing so your baby will sleep comfortably and warm on the softest of sheets!


What the sweetest of dreams are made of!

Made of premium 100% cotton percale, this super soft fabric is gentle and breathable so your baby will sleep comfortably on the softest of sheets even on-the-go!

Getting your baby’s nursery ready is a wonderful time filled with so much joy at what’s around the corner…

That being said, it’s easy to overlook the essentials when it comes to linens! 

Below are some helpful tips on what you need and what you’ll use most in baby linens.

1. Crib Sheets

Choose soft, 100% cotton fabrics like flannel against your baby’s new and delicate skin. If you have a bedding set already picked out, solid coloured sheets are easy to coordinate and there are numerous prints available that you can choose from as well.

The Fit
The Fit

Standard crib sheets measure 28″ x 52″ and should have a full elastic to keep the sheet securely in place.

Have Backup
Have Backup

Changing sheets in the middle of the night isn’t uncommon so it’s best to keep an extra sheet close by so you can get it done quickly and efficiently.

Mattress Protection
Mattress Protection

If your crib mattress isn’t waterproof, a mattress protector is essential for leak protection.

2. Changing Pad Covers

Many changing pads are vinyl and not ideal for baby to lie on while being changed. Purchase a changing pad cover that either matches your crib sheet or easily coordinates to keep the look and feel of the room.

3. Waterproof Changing Pads

This is an essential item that is often overlooked at the start! 

A waterproof changing pad is waterproof on one side and soft on the other that keeps your baby clean and protects furniture while changing.


Fits in the diaper bag and can be used multiple times a day!


These pads are great to use in the nursery. Keep one readily available while on the go so you’re prepared for any occasion!

Full Coverage
Full Coverage

Make sure you opt for a changing pad that is large enough to accommodate your growing baby

Suggested Minimum Size: 20” x 30”

4. Bassinet Sheets

Most bassinets include 1 bassinet sheet that may or may not be 100% cotton. You’ll need to supplement this sheet with a spare and this sounds a lot easier than it is!

One Size Does Not Fit All!

Bassinets are anything but standard when it comes to size.
Be sure to check the size of your bassinet before buying a bassinet sheet.

Bassinet Sheet
Bassinet Sheet

Elasticized Bassinet Sheet

18” inches in width
30” inches in length

Multi-fit Adjustable Bassinet Sheet
Multi-fit Adjustable Bassinet Sheet

Envelope Style Bassinet Sheet

15” – 15.5” inches in width
27” to 32” inches in length

If you’re unsure of the size you’ll need, call the manufacturer to get valuable experience on what will work for you.

5. Sleep Sack

Wearable sleep blankets are the only blankets that are recommended for baby’s crib. There are a variety to choose from in differing fabrics and weights.

For wearable blankets, warmth is determined by a TOG rating. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the blanket is. 

The most popular rating is that of 2.5 Tog. This rating is perfect for 20 C which is typically suitable year round. Other Tog ratings are available for warmer or cooler temperatures.

6. Playard + Playpen Sheet

Playpen mats tend to be cold and often are made of vinyl.

A playpen sheet is a natural add on to make baby’s playtime comfortable and cozy.
Choose a fabric that is soft on baby’s skin with a full elastic construction for a secure fit.

Take the guesswork out of shopping for baby linens and enjoy this very precious time with your little one!

The Shopping List

We’ve created a list of suggested linens to make shopping for your nursery
seamless and so far from sleepless!

  • Crib Sheets | 3 – 4
  • Waterproof Mattress Protector | 1 – 2
  • Playpen + Playard Sheets | 1 – 2
  • Changing Pad Covers | 2
  • Waterproof Changing Pads | 4
  • Bassinet Sheets | 1 – 2
  • Sleep Sacks + Wearable Sleep Blankets | 2 – 3
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