Product Type: Mothercare baby products
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Mothercare Flannelette Cotbed Sheet
Member Name: Sarahjh
Mothercare Flannelette Cotbed Sheet
Advantages: Soft brushed cotton fabric
Disadvantages: Nothing really
Our youngest granddaughter was born a few months ago so I was often invited to go and look around the baby shops. It is unbelievable how times have changed, years ago cot sheets were often home-made efforts that started life as a sheet for a double bed. Mothercare is a fabulous shop and I have to admit that I am smitten with Mamas and Papas.
Naturally as grandparents we wanted to buy a small gift for the new baby. After making enquiries my daughter said that a couple of sleepsuits would be much appreciated and she really needed some cot bed sheets. Cot beds sheets may not be a terribly exciting present but they are a very useful one.
Mothercare stock cotton sheets, jersey sheets and flannelette sheets. Some are fitted bed sheets and some are flat. After looking at all of the options we decided that flat cotbed sheets were the best choice and soft flannelette sheets would be so cosy for the new baby to sleep in.
I was particularly pleased with the price of a pair of cotbed sheets. They worked out at just under £10 a pair. Mothercare have the sheets in a good range of colours that should satisfy everyone. The colour range includes pink, white, lemon, aqua, blue and cream. All of the colours are soft shades that are suitable for tiny babies.
For the last baby my daughter bought some fitted sheets and she found to her cost that the elastic edging wouldn't stay in place. The fitted sheets kept popping off of the corners of the cotbed mattress. The flat sheets measure 120 by 155 cm and that allows enough spare to tuck right under the cotbed mattress. The nursery is pink and the sheets were bought to match.
The Mothercare flat sheets are 100 percent cotton. The surface of the cotton fabric is brushed and that makes the sheets feel lovely and soft. The sheets are machine washable and they would need to be because they are now in and out of the washing machine like a yo-yo. When you unpack the sheets they feel super soft but new bedding has to be washed before it is used. The cotbed sheets were washed for the first time and they felt good.
The cotton fabric that the sheets are made from is reasonably thick so the sheets should be fairly hard wearing. Even the tiniest of babies can stain bed sheets and the cotton sheets have now been treated to a few good hot washes and have come out well. It may be labour intensive but my daughter often runs the iron over the sheets if they have been dried on the washing line. Quite rightly she says that the warm iron makes the brushed cotton sheets feel softer.
The pink sheets are still pink, they have not faded in the hot wash. The surface of the brushed cotton still feels rich and soft and the edging seams are well sewn down. In the warmer weather a brushed cotton sheet could act as a thin blanket for nap time, I am sure it would be warm and comfy.
So far, so good. The brushed cotton cotbed sheets have washed well and they are wearing well. The sheets were on sale at a good affordable price and they came from a well respected baby store.
Summary: Soft sheets at a good price
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