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Mothercare Jersey Cot Bed Sheets
Member Name: jo1976
Mothercare Jersey Cot Bed Sheets
Date: 02/04/13, updated on 15/06/13 (72 review reads)
Advantages: Wash and wear well, easy to attach into place
Disadvantages: Cool to the touch when first used so might disturb a sleeping baby
As a mother of three young children, I have grown to trust Mothercare products and have found their range of baby bedding to be excellent quality, hardwearing and practical for everyday use. I use both their jersey cotton fitted sheets and their terry cotton sheets which are available in a range of sizes to suit everything from moses baskets to large cot beds, with prices varying accordingly.
As a seasoned parent, I would always recommend fitted sheets over flat sheets as they 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! The elasticated sides on these sheets are generously proportioned and are easy to fit into place, allowing for the sheets to remain in place however active a little one might be during the night. Reassuringly, the elastic has not appeared to stretch or shrink despite considerable usage.
Both jersey and terry cotton are soft and natural fabrics but I find that the jersey cotton sheets wear very well and are less prone to bobbling or signs of aging, whereas terry cotton can look quite straggly after repeated usage. The one disadvantage of these jersey sheets is that the fabric can be quite cool to the touch initially. I learnt from experience that trying to place a warm sleeping baby straight on to the cold bedding could often disturb them from slumber! Fortunately, as soon as babies have developed the skills of self-settling this becomes less of an issue and, now that my youngest son is two years old, I tend to rely on the jersey sheets as I think they feel softer and look nicer than the cheaper terry sheets and have never caused any irritation on any of my children's delicate and sensitive skin.
I can certainly vouch for the hard wearing nature of these particular sheets as I still own a set of bedding that was originally used by my oldest son who is now ten years old. I have replaced some of the sheets over time and can't see any difference in the quality between the older and newer sheets with no visible signs of aging or deterioration. I tend to wash these on a standard 40 degree machine wash but have also used a higher 60 degree wash, if the bedding has been soiled in any way, to no ill effect. The only reason for replacing any of the bedding is thanks to my habit of mixing coloured and white fabrics and an unfortunate colour run episode!
The cost of the sheets varies according to the size of the mattress used but a pack of two plain fitted cot bed sheets currently costs £13.99. This might sound quite expensive for what is quite basic bedding but I personally think it is worthwhile paying slightly more for good quality bedding that will last and last, particularly if you are planning to use this with any subsequent children. The sheets can be purchased in store and online in various shades and designs although I would also advise purchasing neutral bedding for the same reason, with my sheets being practical shades of white and a very pale lemon shade although I do also have some in blue, having had a family of boys!
Summary: Excellent quality hard wearing practical baby bedding
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