The baby goods market in the States is sitting up and taking notice of the safe sleeping recommendations which have become the norm in Australia. We know there’s a great love over there for cots festooned with bumpers and crib skirts, but such decorative features are virtually unheard of here thanks to a strong campaign for the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Now Skip Hop has addressed the contradiction between safe sleeping rules and a pretty cot with its amazing Complete Sheet.
You bet I had my husband bring some of these back for gifts from his trip to the US, and they are fantastic! Working with the same decorative idea as a bumper, Skip Hop has designed a cot sheet with a stand-out print on the sides and a sweet contrast fabric for baby to lie on. The edges are delightfully finished with linen piping with the end result being a visually arresting cot which both looks properly dressed and fits with safe sleeping guidelines.
Cots need to be as sparsely decorated as possible to optimise airflow in and around the cot and Skip Hop has ingeniously solved the problem of safety versus style – of course we always choose the safe option for baby, but now we can do it in style!