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Mothercare Fitted Terry Cot Sheet

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      08.06.2012 11:10
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      unsure

      For my grandchildren we have these sheets for when they come to stay.

      They are from Mothercare and came in a pack of two. You can buy them in a variety of colours- not like in the picture the colours available to us were all pastel shades. We went for an off-white and a yellow.

      Because they are fitted they are quite a snug fit but I find these easier to put on than non-fitted sheets.

      These sheets have been washed several times and have bobbled up a bit so don't have the best quality. They must have also shrunk a little as it is now extremely hard to fit them they are so tight. At first they were a perfect fit but gradually they must have been shrunk in the wash. It is now very taught when in place.

      It is soft to touch as the terry effect is very soft. I think it feels comfortable to sleep on even if it is pulled so very tight.

      In my opinion these are very good sheets as they're soft but they're not great because the quality isn't the best considering that they have bobbled up a bit and also become even tighter.

      I am in two minds as to whether I recommend them or not, having never tried another brand I don't know how they compare at all

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      11.11.2010 15:38

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      Snuggly and warm for winter

      I bought two of these fitted sheets for my baby and I really like them.

      I paid about £8.99 for a two pack in white which I think is very good value for money.

      I chose the terry ones because I thought they would feel nicer and I am so glad I did. They are really soft and snuggly and I think they are better for winter as they feel warmer and more cosy than cotton sheets do.

      They are really simple to put on because they are fitted and so the corners slide underneath my baby's mattress and fit snuggly so they do not come off no matter how much my son rolls around on them. They are just the right size for my son's cot mattress.

      I have had these for over a year now and they have has a lot of washing but they still look like brand new. I thought they might go a bit bobbly with them being terry but they haven't at all. They are also still lovely and white and haven't turned yellow at all and are a really clean bright white. My son has been sick on them and they come up lovely and clean and can be washed and tumble dried. I have also found that they don't crease so I never need to iron them which is very handy and makes life simpler.

      I would definately recommend these.

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      08.08.2010 13:38
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      As I said in a previous review I ended up recieving every possible type of sheet from my Mum and Mother In Law. I ended up with way too many sheets but still at least I could never say I had run out!

      Out of all the sheets, I was also bought the Mothercare Fitted Terry Cot Sheet. These are available in two colours: Lemon and white and in 4 different sizes which are cot, cot bed, crib and pram/moses basket. These now cost between £7.99 and £16.99 at Mothercare for a pack of two. These sheets are the fitted type.

      I had these sheets in white as I think white bedding looks lovely in cots and mine were the fitted sheet style. When I got them out of the pack, I was surprised at how soft and snuggly they were. They also felt a bit thicker than the usual sheet so it did make me wonder if these sheets would make my daughter too hot in bed. They a very similar to the feel of a towel.

      The sheet fitted nicely on my daughter's cot and was just as secure as the other sheets from Mothercare which I had. I watched as my daughter settled down for sleep with her routine wriggle about and again this sheet did not budge. A big thumbs up to Mothercare for getting this right.

      When I went to check my daughter about an hour or so after she fell asleep I found her to be very hot and sweaty and it was down to the sheet. The toweling material of the sheet is very warm and it made my daughter just too hot (this was in the winter when I decided to put the Terry sheets on). I wouldn't recommend them if you have a naturally warm baby. My husband and I had to get my daughter out of the cot and change the bedding as well as her babygro because everything was just wet with sweat. Once I put another sheet on, she was fine for the rest of the night.

      I do recommend the sheets. It isn't the fault of the sheets that my daughter was just naturally quite warm when she was a baby but I would say to parents to keep an eye out when using the sheets just in case they do make your baby a little bit too hot. The last thing your baby needs is to be woken up in the middle of the night out of a sleep and have to be changed into different clothing and have the bedding changed.

      I am still giving these sheets 4 stars as they are of a good quality and well made. Like I said, it is not down to Mothercare that we could not use them.

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      27.07.2010 09:57
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      A recommended baby buy

      With the imminent arrival of baby number three, I've been sorting out my baby layette and deciding which items we are going to need to update and replace. At the risk of sounding like a total cheapskate, this baby will be using quite a few hand-me-downs from his or her siblings, including bedding sets and accessories.

      Over the years with my older children, I've used both brushed cotton flannelette and terry fitted sheets from the wide range of baby bedding sets available at Mothercare. I would always recommend fitted sheets over flat sheets, for all sizes of sheets - even those used in moses baskets. Fitted sheets are so much quicker and easier to remove and attach securely which is particularly important during those middle of the night emergency changes - thanks to a sickly baby or a leaky nappy!

      I started off using flannelette cotton sheets and do find that sort of fabric looks more aesthetically pleasing than the cheaper terry cotton sheets. Brushed cotton is a naturally cool fabric, however, and I found that my youngest would tend to wake up as soon as he was transferred straight onto his cool bed sheets as the change in temperature disturbed him. Terry cotton is still a natural fabric, so I wouldn't have any concerns about baby over-heating during the night, but it doesn't feel quite as cold to the touch. This did help the issue of transferring a snuggly warm baby back into his own bed after a night-time feed without too much disturbance.

      The sheets are pleasantly soft against a baby's skin. Both of my boys have sensitive skin and are prone to bouts of eczema but neither seemed to be irritated by their bedding. Terry towelling washes and wears incredibly well and the Mothercare range is, as you'd expect, of very high quality. I do find that terry fabric tends to look scruffier over time because the fibres it contains can become looser but our sheets haven't worn thin or faded despite lots of use and regular washing at 40 degrees. The elastic used to attach the sheets to the mattress has never shrunk or stretched at all either, meaning that the sheets still fit securely and are more than suitable to be re-used for baby number three.

      The cost of the sheets varies according to the size of the mattress used but a pack of two fitted sheets starts from around £7.99 for a pack of two moses basket sized sheets which does seem more expensive than the prices I remember paying. Multibuy offers and promotions can also be found instore or online though. Cheaper brands can no doubt be purchased from other stockists but I've had a good experience with the Mothercare range and would personally recommend paying the extra for a product that will last.

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        22.07.2010 18:29
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        An average product

        Mothercare offer a wide variety of products to suit many of the needs of new babies and older children and amongst their range of products is a good selection of baby and toddler bedding to suit a variety of tastes and needs. We have used many of the basic Mothercare ranges of sheets and bedding and have found most of those to be of good quality.

        The Mothercare range includes a variety of fitted cot sheets, some which are made out of a Terry Towelling type material. We liked the idea of the product so we chose a few packs of these Terry Cot Sheets, which came in a sets of two. At the time they were available in shades of pale green, pale lemon or white.

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        The sheets are made to fit easily over the corners of your babys cot bed. They are stitched and shaped so that they stretch over the mattress and then are meant to fit snugly over it without scrunching or sagging.

        They do fit well over some of the slimmer cot mattresses, but they don't fit deeper cot mattresses that you can buy. We did have to stretch and cajole them a bit to get them to fit well over the deeper mattress we had because of this. If the cot you are buying for has a thicker mattress, you might be better off buying non fitted sheets.

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        The texture of the sheets is a little rough for a new born baby in my opinion so I feel they are better suited for an older baby or toddler. We didn't realize that at when we first bought them as we didn't open the pack.

        Another thing we noticed was that thin spots started to appear on the sheets over time, mostly on the points which were slept on more often. Once this happens you cannot really use the sheet anymore as it doesn't offer the comfort it should. This is a major fault with this type of sheet and is a big let down, as normal cotton sheets seem almost indestructible when in use and last almost forever.

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        I must say that after a few washes the sheets do seem to sag a bit in the centre of the sheet, which can make for an uncomfortable sleep. However if you tumble dry them they seem to shrink back a little and the surface of the sheets feels a little softer to the touch as well. This thinning and sagging does seem to be an issue with this type of sheet as the ones we bought for the pram and moses basket suffered a similar fate.

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        We bought these as we thought they would be be good to use for winter time, as they don't suffer from that cold feel that cotton sheets can have. On reflection these sheets are a reasonable product that offer a warmer feeling texture for your baby to rest on, but there are other better and softer options that you can choose which are longer lasting and there for better value in the long run.

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          15.05.2009 23:46

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          Worth paying a little bit extra for.

          I've just started using these fitted sheets in my daughters cot bed. They are lovely and soft and are keeping their softness even after washing. With some other sheets I find they tend to get a little rougher after having been washed a few times.

          These are well fitted as so far they have actually stayed perfectly in place despite my daughter being a champion wriggler.

          They feel like they are good quality as they are reasonably thick and the seams are well sown. They are holding up to being wahed well and are keeping their shape and texture. The elastic is also staying strong even after washing so that they attach well to the mattress but at the same time are quite easy to remove when you want to.

          The sheets come in a range of sizes and colours so you are likely to find the right ones for your needs.

          I am pleased with this purchase and intend to buy more of the same.

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          08.08.2008 23:09
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          Not really recommended - although good fit.

          When I was pregnant I loved going into Mothercare as I felt this was such a babies paradise of items that I never even realised were out there and hadn't thought about buying.

          When it came to buy bedding for the cot we decided to look at Mothercare first as I had some vouchers to be used up. We chose the Terry fitted cot sheets as they looked really gorgeous and would suit the blankets and sleep bag we had received to go in the cot already.

          The sheets were initially soft and smooth when we fitted them to the cot mattress. The fit was snug and the corners tucked right under the mattress meaning it would not shift off the mattress easily, even if we had a really wriggly baby. I was satisfied with the fit and began to use them when my son was born.

          I did find however, that after a number of washes, they lost some of the colour and faded a little, as well as going slightly bobbly and therefore not feeling as smooth as they did initially.

          I must admit they never lost their elasticity, either in the main part of the sheet or in the fitted corners, but the bobbling was a let down, and in the end I went for the flannelette type which proved to be a little warmer and stayed soft through washes.

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          27.02.2008 15:54
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          I wouldnt buy mothercare bedding again

          We brought these fitted bottom sheets when i was pregnant with our first daughter but i cant remember how much we payed for them.

          At first i loved these sheets as they were lovely and soft, fitted my cot matress lovely and didnt fall off.

          The problems came with washing them, my first child was a very sicky baby and used to throw up most of her feeds as she was allergict to powdered milk but we didnt know that then.
          The sheets after i had washed them had faded drastically on the patches where she had been sick so looked terrible but i continued to use them as it seemed a waste of money to get new ones just for the same thing to happen again.

          I had 4 sheets so they probably got washed about 3 times a week each and by the time they were 3 months old they had lost most of there colour, had began to go hard and threadbear where she constantly rubbed her head against them.

          I realy dont think these were a very good buy do you.

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          31.07.2000 21:39
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          We bought some fitted sheets from mothercare for our cots and I also made some flat sheets for the travel cot and the cot. Well I wouldnt be without my fitted sheets now, my little boy discovered a few months ago now how to pull the flat sheets off the cot and scrumple them up in a corner, also if he didnt do that they would get all screwed up as he wriggled about at night and then he would wake as he'd have a pile of sheeting underneath him. All in all they are very simple to put on and take off and they do the job they are supposed to do.I would highly recommend the terry towelling feel ones as they are lovely and soft

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          31.07.2000 21:26
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          I decided that fitted sheets were the thing to have on my cot, so off I went and bought some. Until my son started sleeping through the night everything was fine. Then he slept through and I bought a different mattress. Becasue the new one didn't sag like the old one he couldn't cuddle into it and therefore didn't sleep well. Having spoken to my health visitor I put a single duvet, folded in half onto the mattress with the sheet over the top. He loves it and sleeps beautifully - unfortunately none of the fitted sheets will stretch that far. Infact none of the sheets designed for cots will, so I'm back to using folded single bed sheets.

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          28.07.2000 23:10
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          Whe I was pregnant we were collecting all the stuff up, like you do and as we were having a cotbed we got all the blankets and sheets for it, I chose Mothercare towelling ones and I really wish I hadn't, they are so rough and are like sandpaper, my mum pointed this out to me when I came home from hospital as she had made up Jacks bed, she took the sheet off and put a flanelette flat sheet on instead. I think that these towelling sheets will be okay a bit later on but even now at 8 months I wouldn't let Jack sleep on them, ouchhh !!! The trouble is I bought 4 of them and my mum also bought 4 as a present, so I have 8 that have not been used yet. I would not be without fitted sheets and have not seen any flanelette fitted sheets anywhere, if anyone knows where to get some please let me know. I have found however cotton (jersey) type ones from John Lewis but they are £6.95 each !!

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            28.07.2000 20:11
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            I was fortunate enough to be given a cotbed by my aunt for our little boy and he moved into it at 5 weeks old. I didn't have any bedding at all and had great trouble getting hold of cot bed bedding that wasn't ridiculously expensive. I really wanted fitted sheets and, when I did find them, they were rather too much for me. Then I looked in my Index Extra catalogue. They do sets of 4 fitted terry cotbed sheets for £14.99, cheaper than most flat sheets and ,boy, are they a godsend! My son's bed is in a corner and has a sofabed next to it too so I cannot get round the back, top or half of the front of it. Fitted sheets are so much easier to put on and they stay in place, despite the constant fidgeting of my son! I ordered 8 and rotate the same 2 each time so that they are wearing out 2 out at time and I think they will probably last longer that way. The ones I got are quite thin and although I doubt they would last another child (God forbid!) they will still have been worth it if they last Jake until he outgrows his cotbed! Fitted sheets just make bedmaking so much easier, and lets face it, it's an onerous task, and the Index one's are great value for money working out at just £3.75 each

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