The 8 Best Crib Sheets of 2021

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When decorating a new baby’s nursery, it’s imperative to focus on safety. The safest sleeping set up is a fitted sheet on a firm crib mattress without any other bedding, stuffed animals, or decorations in the crib. With that in mind, there are many adorable (and safe) crib sheets available that match any style, budget, and preference. Whatever crib sheet you choose, make sure you have a few extra for the inevitable middle of the night sheet changes.

Here are the best crib sheets that put your baby's safety and comfort first.

Best Overall: Aden & Anais Essentials Classic Crib Sheet

Breathable and cozy, these crib sheets are made from 100 percent cotton muslin. The open weave allows air to flow, keeping the baby warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This brand, which also makes popular cotton muslin swaddles, is known for its soft fabric and wide variety of cute patterns.

Best Organic: Burt’s Bees Baby Organic Fitted Crib Sheet

Sure to bring on sweet dreams, this 100 percent organic cotton fitted crib sheet is available in 24 different colors and patterns that’ll complement any nursery. Fully elasticized for a snug fit, this sheet will fit mattresses up to six inches deep. The jersey knit fabric has a warmer feel than woven cotton, making it a great choice for colder months of the year.

Best Design: Brooklinen Crib Sheet Set

Brooklinen Crib Sheet

Courtesy of Brooklinen 

A great option for design-minded parents, this set includes two sheets that you can mix and match (or choose two of the same style) as you please. These Brooklinen sheets are made from 300-count cotton and feature a sateen weave, which makes them gentle enough for sensitive skin. The deep pockets help ensure a snug, smooth fit around your crib mattress.

Best Splurge: Lovevery Organic Crib Sheets

Lovevery Organic Crib Sheets

Courtesy of Lovevery

Your baby will sleep in style on these sheets that feature hand-painted prints specially made to provide him or her with visual stimulation. Made of 100 percent organic cotton, these crib sheets are OEKO-TEX® certified, so you know your baby will be safe from harmful chemicals and other irritants.

Best Bamboo: LouLou Lollipop Crib Sheets

LouLou Lollipop Crib Sheets

 Courtesy of Albee Baby

For a soft style and beautiful print, look no further than these crib sheets. Made of 70 percent rayon bamboo and 30 percent cotton, these silky smooth sheets look as good as they feel. The brand recommends washing in cold water only, so if the extra laundry instructions are too much to handle, you may want to choose a different crib sheet.

Best Flannel: Nordic Flannel Crib Sheet

Nordic Flannel Crib Sheet

 Courtesy of Crate and Barrel

The modern, Nordic pattern on this flannel crib sheet (made from 100 percent organic cotton flannel) is inspired by sleek Scandinavian style. For older toddlers, it’s easy to coordinate the sheets with other matching blankets and bedding from Crate and Barrel. Machine washable, this crib sheet will keep your baby warm and cozy during the coldest months.

Best Fitting: QuickZip Crib Sheet Set

If changing sheets in the middle of the night is a regular occurrence, try these innovative quick zip sheets. The patented design has a wraparound base that covers the bottom and sides of the mattress, so it holds the crib sheet in place with a concealed zipper. This innovative design fits standard crib mattresses and is compatible with mattress pads.

Best Personalized: Personalized Fitted Crib Sheet

Personalized Fitted Crib Sheet

 Courtesy of Etsy

Customize your nursery or give a thoughtful gift with a beautifully handmade personalized fitted crib sheet. Made of a jersey knit and polyester blend, this sheet fits a standard crib mattress.

Simply order and provide the baby’s name and any special font or color requests and the sheet will be shipped in about a week. For a full gift set, there’s a matching milestone blanket and Christmas ornament from the same Etsy seller.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year old daughter. Beautiful crib sheets can liven up a baby’s nursery and her only tip is to make sure you have plenty on hand in an easy-to-grab spot since almost all parents are likely to find themselves changing crib sheets in the middle of the night.

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