Crib Covers & Puddle Pads
There are two items we believe that every crib should have:
- A Natura or Obasan wool puddle pad. This is an all-natural moisture barrier, and avoids risky plastic or synthetic alternatives. Wool absorbs a ton of moisture, which means plastic really isn't necessary.
- A fitted mattress pad. Either the Green Sleep Vasilo or St Dormeir, each of which breathes, regulates humidity and provides an extra layer of protection from accidents. Both of these items are quick and easy to machine wash and dry.
This means the optimal setup is to have the puddle pad directly on top of the crib mattress, followed by the fitted mattress protector and finally finished off of course with the fitted crib sheet of your choice. This approach offers several washable layers, making hygiene and convenience a winning combination.
You'll likely be doing a lot of laundry, so we usually recommend 2 puddle pads, 1 fitted mattress protector and 2 fitted crib sheets.