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You already picked out the perfect coming-home outfit, loaded up on enough diapers to clothe a small (and very stinky) army, and set up the new crib. Next on your list: cute, comfy and safe bedding—no bumpers or crib clutter!—to reinforce the nursery theme and ensure baby gets some much-needed sleep. Need some interior inspo? Choose from a variety of adorable crib sets for baby to snuggle up in below. But before you make up the crib, remember to prewash all sheets and blankets to help remove any chemicals and other irritants that could bother baby’s skin. (You’ll want to do this before you head to the hospital so everything is ready.) You’ve probably heard it’s a good idea to prewash new clothes, but since baby will also be spending lots of quality time snoozing on that bedding, it’s just as important to wash it too. Pick up a gentle, baby-friendly detergent like Dreft purtouch: It’s hypoallergenic, gentle, free of dyes and made from 65 percent plant-based ingredients. Which means both you and baby can rest easy.
1. Under the Sea
Lull baby into a deep dreamy sleep with this aqua-and-sea-blue set.
Little Bedding by NoJo Ocean Dreams 3-piece crib set, $40, Target.com
2. Preppy Chic
The navy and coral print is sweet enough for baby—and contemporary enough to blend in with the rest of your stylish home décor.
Baby Bedding Company ikat 2-piece bedding set, $118, BabyBeddingCompany.com
3. Barnyard Basics
Old MacDonald had a farm…and baby can have his own with this embroidered animal-print bedding. This farm is 100 percent organic (cotton) though.
Land of Nod Farm Animal 3-piece set crib bedding, $202, LandofNod.com
4. Playful Foxes
Bring your nursery to life with this colorful comforter—the reversible pattern lets you choose between frolicking foxes and an eye-catching graphic print—plus coordinating 100 percent cotton percale sheets, diaper stacker and more.
Bacati Playful Foxes 10-piece bedding set, $120, WalMart.com
5. Pink Pastels
Introduce some tranquility into your nursery with this pretty feather comforter and organic coordinating mix-and-match fitted sheets.
Land of Nod Well Nested organic crib bedding, from $24, LandofNod.com
6. Nautical Navy
Embrace the nautical theme with gender-neutral navy and white, including a striped flax linen quilt that’s more durable than cotton.
Pottery Barn Kids Montauk Belgian bedding, from $24, PotteryBarnKids.com
7. Mod Monochrome
This minimalist Swiss cross design will blend seamlessly with any nursery color scheme.
All Modern Tuxedo monochrome 5-piece bedding set, $129, AllModern.com
8. Beautiful Blooms
Add some homespun style with this floral embroidered quilt and organic fitted sheet. It’ll seem like spring has sprung—all year round.
Land of Nod Baja Garden 3-piece crib bedding, $212, LandofNod.com