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Should I buy fitted sheets for my baby's cot, or are there alternatives?

With the arrival of sleeping bags for newborn babies, you may think that fitted sheets are all but redundant. But most parents still use a combination of fitted sheets and cotton blankets.

The beauty of fitted cotbed sheets and blankets is that you can easily add or remove a layer to create the optimum sleeping temperature for your baby.

Most babies start of in a Moses basket or carrycot so you will need special fitted sheets and blankets. Three fitted sheets and a couple of blankets should be enough to keep your little one warm, even in the coldest weather.

Fitted sheets for cots and cotbeds can be picked up fairly cheaply. But to save money, you could cut and hem your adult sheets to fit your baby's cot.

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