I hate changing Haley's crib sheets. Especially with the bumper trapping the mattress in, it is such a hassle. Getting the mattress in and out of the crib seems to take a special amount of finess and skill that I have yet to master. Instead I am resigned to bitting my tongue, holding back the swear words that could be easily wasted on inanimate bedding.
So, to keep myself from having to go throug this arduous process every week or two when the sheets need to be washed, I layer Haley's bedding for easy washing.
As my materials I have 3-4 crib sheets and waterproof crib pads.
I remove the mattress and put on 3-4 layers of sheets, placing a crib pad between each layer so they stay clean and dry. Only one crib pad is a fitted sheet, the others just lay flat on top- otherwise it would be difficult to fit them all around the corners.
And voila- A sheet covered mattress that only needs to be removed from the crib about once a month. I just remove the top sheet and mattress pad layer when it needs to be washed. This makes for a less of a struggle on laundry day, and its a soft cozy bed for my little one.
Happy Mommy- Happy Baby!
I can't take all the credit though, a close friend clued me in to this trick. I was just lucky to have a enough flat crib pads to multiply its effectiveness. And that certainly works for me.
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