Where to Find Ideas for Unique Crib Bedding
My youngest child is no longer a baby, but I still love to look at the latest baby items. Every year it amazes me that more and more changes happen in crib designs, baby must-have gear, and my personal favorite, unique crib bedding. While I think little ducks on a yellow background are cute as a button, for my personal tastes, they definitely run to the unique for my children’s nurseries. Finding crib bedding with a one-of-a-kind twist to it used to be as elusive as searching for unicorns; however now it’s not the case. I’ll share some of my favorite places to find unique ideas for your baby’s bedding.
Google Image Search is a Good Start
If you’re going to use Google’s image search to look for something unusual for your nursery, use the major of quotes. Put quotes on each side of the word you’re looking for and Google will narrow your search results to just those words in that order. If you want to find “pink panda crib bedding” or you just want to do a general search for “unique crib bedding,” you can get the images you are most likely to want to see using this method. When you get your search results, just click the images link, and you’ll see page after page of items that match your search criteria.
Etsy for Unique Crib Bedding
I have found some outstanding examples of one-of-a-kind crib bedding at Etsy. I have also found some atrocious things for baby that had very questionable safety. The crafters there mean well, but obviously, the comforter for your baby that is covered in buttons is a true choking hazard. So, look over anything you are considering buying for things that could be safety issues for your baby. I got a truly beautiful blue quilt for my son on Etsy. It was handmade using vintage fabrics, and it’s one of his favorite things to snuggle up in still.
Pinterest is a Goldmine for Unique Crib Bedding
I have a complete love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I love the place and hate that I can’t leave once I get there. I’m a member of several baby item boards. I have gotten some unique ideas from other Moms sharing what they did with their nurseries. Matter of fact, Pinterest is how I learned about organic crib sheets, and bamboo baby bedding and clothing. I also love the fact when I do run across something awesome for the nursery, I can pin it and share it immediately. You will love planning a nursery on Pinterest.
YouTube for Unique Nursery Ideas
A picture is worth a thousand words they say, so video must be worth even more. YouTube has a ton of great videos for not only unique crib bedding but also entire nurseries. Repurposing furniture to be made safe for your baby to use as well as ideas to make your nursery truly one-of-a-kind.
Amazon : See it and Buy it
I like Amazon for the sole fact that everything I see is for sale. And usually there are options for even better prices within each item because multiple sellers are allowed to be viewed at once. I love the fact that I can support small businesses, which is always my preference. I try to avoid mass produced products, and I opt for handmade or artisan items for my nursery planning whenever possible. Dig a little and you can find some great small businesses selling unique nursery items on Amazon.
Don’t Forget Your Local Sellers
When was the last time you Googled something local or cracked open a Yellow Pages? If it’s been a while, try it. You’ll be amazed at the opportunities to own truly unique crib bedding right in your own backyard. I did this and found a woman in my town that makes the most amazing baby bedding sets. Truly unique creations and she will even make them to order from colors you pick. I’ve used her several times to create bedding sets for gifts, and I’ve never been disappointed.