In getting ready for Baby #3 in 7 weeks (SOOOO NOT FUNNY!Â The day will be here WAYYYY too soon!) I’ve started checking over things that may need to be replaced or triplicated (no need to actually UNPACK anything as our Littles are still so LITTLE, AGGGGH!)
Anyway, as I go through things, I’m reminded of GOOD ADVICE I have received in the past.Â My sister has a darling 3 year old boy, and a brother 14 months younger who she was pregnant with at the same time I was pregnant with Addie.Â It made my life a whole lot easier because who better to have than your own sister to recommend and give you advice on what you need for your first baby.Â And since she had just been through it, it was all very familiar and current to her.
On her advice, I bought the Clouds and Stars QuickZip Sheet Set and LOVE them.Â PRAISE them.Â CANNOT say enough FAVORITE, FABULOUS things about them. They are a life saver more times than not. I can (orÂ My Right Hand can) very easily change the crib sheets each week for the girls.Â Or Heaven forbid there is an accident of some form – again SUPER SIMPLE to change it all out.
My quick story for you.
I went on a girls’ overnight when Hayden was about 4 months old and Addie was 15 mos.Â My girlfriends and I took advantage of a local hotel deal and sat by the pool, drank yummy cocktails (that our hubbies called and sent to us), ordered room service (that our hubbies spoiled us with), ate yummy desserts (that our hubbies didn’t want to know about), and overall pampered ourselves for the day and night.Â SUCH a nice break away.Â The next morning we woke up and headed to lattes and a long leisurely brunch before heading back to reality.Â I arrived home SO RELAXED and ready to conquer the next hurdle.
And good thing I was.
I hear Addie talking in her crib and look at hubby totally confused as she should have been SOUND asleep for her nap….we went in to check on her…I can’t even begin to explain, other than to say that she had gotten her diaper off and “IT” was “EVERYWHERE”. All over her sheets, the spindles of her crib, the grooves of the wainscoting on the wall, her hair, EVERYWHERE.Â Hubby couldn’t even stand in the room….
My point to this particular story is that the crib sheet was actually the EASIEST part of the clean up.Â Clouds and Stars QuickZip Sheets are like a reverse fitted sheet.Â The body of the sheet goes under the crib mattress, and then you zip a flat top sheet on top of this.Â The zippers are big and plastic and hidden under a little flange.Â I think it takes all of about 5-10 minutes to change a sheet.Â I have 1 body sheet and 3 top sheets.Â I wash the body sheet every few months or so as that requires removing the mattress, and I zip in a top sheet at least once a week for a clean sheet.
DO NOT USE ANY OTHER CRIB SHEET, unless you want the HEADACHE of pulling out a heavy crib mattress every time you want to change the sheet!Â I HIGHLY, STRONGLY, COMPLETELY recommend them!
In case you’reÂ not sold enough by me, here is their site for further info.