Considering your baby is going to spend most of their early life sleeping, choosing the right bedding to create a cozy and comfortable environment for them is extremely important. We have searched around for not just the most adorable and stylish baby and toddler bedding but the most comfortable, practical and quality bedding on the market. Here are our top picks…
Ellie & Friends Cot & Cot Bed Bedding
Silver Cross Wish Upon a Star Bedding
toTs by smarTrike Jersey Bedding Set
Frugi Single & Cot Bed Bedding
Snuz Crib & Cot Bed Bedding
M&S Swan Single Duvet Set
The Fine Bedding Company Duvet & Pillows
Hippychick Waterproof Fitted Mattress Protector
Naturalmat Quilted Coco Mat Baby Mattress
Ellie & Friends Cot & Cot Bed BeddingThis beautiful collection from Dunelm is even more lovely in real life. The collection consists of a duvet and pillowcase, coverlet and bumper and fitted sheets, which can all be purchased separately. The collection also includes a selection of adorable co-ordinating accessories such as cushions, comforters and sleeping bag.
The bedding features a sweet elephant design with appliqué details in neutral pastel colours. It would be perfect if you don't yet know the sex of the baby as it will work for both boys and girls bedrooms. One side of the bedding features the elephant design and the reverse side features a pastel yellow star design, so you really get two designs for the price of one.
The bedding comes in both cot and cot bed sizes and is machine washable and can be tumble dried on a low heat.
Silver Cross Wish Upon a Star BeddingWe simply love the Silver Cross bedding ranges and their newest Wish Upon a Star collection is simply divine. The collection includes 7 beautifully-made pieces, including a quilt, cot bumper, changing mat, soft blanket, curtain tie backs and musical cot mobile, all in a soft dove grey and white colour palette, perfect for creating a gender neutral nursery.
The dreamy design features a cute bear motif amongst stars and clouds and boasts delicate embroidery and 3d appliqué. The quality is second to none, the luxury hand quilted coverlet is made from 100% pure cotton with a soft touch jersey lining and is suitable from birth.
The luxury quilt is made from 200 thread count pure cotton and is as soft as a cloud, it is super warm and cozy, perfect for snuggling up on Winter nights.
The Luxury Cot Bumper is actually one of our favourite pieces from the collection. We have never come across such a luxurious bumper before. It is so soft and padded that even the wriggliest of little ones won't need to worry about banging their head on the cot rails. Like all the other items the bumper features embroidered details and delicate appliqués, it also features a crochet star that dangles off the side of the bumper to stimulate your baby, which is a lovely touch.
All the bedding is machine washable and comes out just as soft.
toTs by smarTrike Jersey Bedding SetThe team at toTs by smarTrike have just launched their new range of cot bedding, which comes in 5 lovely designs. The new range not only includes timeless bedding but also includes hooded towels, comforters, muslins and swaddle wraps.
The three-piece bedding sets consist of a padded quilt, fitted sheet and bumper. We tried out the adorable Cat design, which comes in a lovely neutral pale grey with a large fleece cat appliqué, this design is perfect for both boys and girls.
The bedding is made from 100% jersey cotton and is extremely soft and cozy, the quilt is nice and padded and will keep little ones nice and warm.
Frugi Single & Cot Bed BeddingFrugi's bedding range consists of three bright and colourful reversible designs; Rainbow Fish, Campervan and Sunny Days, in both single and cot bed sizes.
We tested out the Sunny Days reversible duvet set which features an adorable, sunshine, rainbow and bumble bee design on one side and an all-over yellow star design on the reverse side. We loved this design as it is not only bright and cheery but it's a great unisex option. The bedding comes in an adorable tote bag which can be used as a matching laundry bag or for storing other small items. The bedding is really nicely presented and would make a wonderful gift.
Frugi's 100% organic cotton is so soft and completely chemical free. The breathable qualities in organic cotton are recognised as being kinder to children’s delicate skin and less likely to trigger allergies. With no chemicals used throughout the entire production of Frugi materials, parents can rest assured this bedding is safe for even the youngest of babies.
All Frugi's bedding is machine washable and remains super soft and snuggly.
Snuz Crib & Cot Bed BeddingWe absolutely love these beautiful designs from Snuz. The bedding comes in 3 lovely patterns, Cloud Nine, Little Tweets and Rootin' Tootin'.
We tried out the Cloud Nine fitted sheets and co-ordinating blanket, and we were so impressed with the quality. The 100% cotton fitted sheet comes in a marl grey and features an all over white cloud pattern, it is super thick and luxurious and felt so soft against baby's skin. The jersey cotton is ideal for helping control your baby's temperature and it washes beautifully.
The matching jersey blanket features the same marl grey design on one side and a white background with grey clouds on the reverse side, with a contrasting mustard yellow trim. The blanket is also 100% cotton and just as soft and snuggly as the sheets, it's great to use as an extra layer in the cot on chilly nights or for using in the pram or car seat when you are out and about.
The Snuz bedding comes in a variation of sizes designed to fit the Snuz crib, cots and cot beds as well as moses baskets and prams.
M&S Swan Single Duvet SetWe absolutely love this reversible swan duvet set from Marks & Spencer. It has a beautiful swan design against a mint background on one side and a feather design against a pink background on the other side.
As with all M&S bedding it is fantastic quality and the 100% cotton is super soft and washes perfectly.
This bedding is perfect for little girls graduating into their first big bed and the design will appeal to little ones right up into their older years.
The Fine Bedding Company Duvet & PillowsThe Fine Bedding Company is a British company with a century-long heritage who are already renowned for their luxury, high end products. We were delighted when we found out that they are now extending their expertise to children’s bedding and couldn't wait to try it out.
At the forefront of innovation, The Fine Bedding Company offers luxurious synthetic duvets that have the same thermal efficiency as natural down, but the advanced fine fibres create a wonderfully lightweight texture, that’s still super snuggly. The technology also allows more air to flow through the duvet, making it highly breathable, soft and comforting.
The new Junior range includes a number of top quality bedroom essentials including the light as air Washable Duvet, and Washable Pillow, made from microfibre and encased in sumptuously soft peach skin. From the moment our little toddler tester put their head down on the pillow they were out like a light. He said 'it was so soft it was like sleeping on a cloud'.
Busy mums will love the fact that the Junior Washable Duvet and Washable Pillow can simply be popped in the washing machine when required, ensuring beds stay fresh and hygienic night after night.
These gorgeously squishable duvets and pillows come in cot, cotbed and single bed sizes. Prices start from £20 for the duvet, and £12 for the pillow, making them really reasonably priced.
Suitable for children over 12 months, the new Junior range will be available from June.
Hippychick Waterproof Fitted Mattress ProtectorOne of the best purchases you will make as a new parent is a mattress protector and these waterproof mattress protectors from Hippychick are fantastic. They are really soft, which is hard to believe when you think that they need to stop liquid seeping though but we were so impressed with how luxurious and soft they feel.
Simply place the sheet directly over the mattress and then add your fitted sheet as usual and your nice expensive mattress will be completely protected.
The mattress protectors are 100% waterproof and the discreet, undetectable layer of polyurethane also acts as an anti-allergy barrier. It protects against dust mites, a major cause of two increasingly common childhood conditions – asthma and hay fever, which is a real added bonus.
They are machine washable, so after any accidents silly pop them in the washing machine and they come out good as new.
Naturalmat Quilted Coco Mat Baby MattressConsidering how much time your baby will spend asleep and for how many years they will sleep in their bed, finding a great quality mattress is one of the most important things you will need to find.
Luckily we have come across one of the best baby mattress on the market. The Quilted Coco Mat Mattress from Naturalmat is handmade in Devon using organic materials which are naturally breathable and self-ventilating. This helps baby regulate their body temperature and sleep comfortably.
The central ingredient of this mattress is coir, the husk of a coconut, which is a naturally supportive and breathable fibre. It offers the perfect firm support required for newborns to sleep safely. A breathable mattress is also essential for babies as they cannot easily regulate their own body temperature. Organic lambswool surrounds the coir to provide softness and insulation. Lamsbwool is well suited to baby mattresses as it traps heat when your child needs it and disperses it when it gets too warm.
Having looked at quite a few mattresses over time we could straight away tell this mattress was not only amazing quality but was going to be really comfortable for baby.
The naturally antimicrobial lambswool is bathed in essential oils of lavender, lemon and eucalyptus to remove dust mites making it ideal for babies with allergies or asthma, which is another really great selling point.
We love the fact that it has a quilted 100% pure cotton cover that not only adds softness and comfort but is also removable and machine washable. They recommend washing it at 60°C as dust mites are killed at 57°C.
All ingredients in the Quilted Coco Mat are responsibly sourced and the mattress is chemical free, non-toxic and naturally fire retardant, so you can have total peace of mind.
The Quilted Coco Mat is available in a variety of sizes including cot and cotbed. Naturalmat also offer a bespoke made to measure service. This option is perfect for parents who have an unusual sized baby bed or moses basket from any brand or a much loved family cot. The made to measure service can also be used to create mattresses for pushchairs, carrycots and travel cots so babies can enjoy natural comfort on the go.