How many crib sheets do you need?
Crib sheets are a must-have for any new parent. They’re not an optional item!
But how many should you have on hand?
You’ll want to make sure that you have enough crib sheets spare so that when one is in the wash, there’s another ready to go.
So, how many crib sheets will you need?
Factors Influencing How Many Crib Sheets You’ll Need
Just how dirty are they going to get?
If you have a baby who is an all-day spitter up, then you’ll need more crib sheets than if your baby doesn’t spit up at all.
If you’re struggling with diaper blowouts or leaks, you’ll need more crib sheets than if you aren’t experiencing these issues.
How often will you wash laundry? If you wash every day, you’ll need fewer crib sheets than someone who washes less frequently.
But just how many?
This is where it starts to get tough.
How Many Crib Sheets Do You Need?
As an adult, you probably have around 2 sheet sets – one on the bed and one in the wash.
If only it was that simple for baby!
If you choose to follow the guidelines of having at least three spare crib sheets on hand, then you’ll need at least 4 crib sheets.
This will allow for washing them while still having several sets in reserve (good for those spitty days).
This way, you have enough for washing every 2 days and also still have two spare sheets on hand. You can even double layer waterproof mattress protectors and crib sheets on your baby’s crib like a lasagne to make night time bedding changes even easier.
Of course, your mileage may vary but you’ll probably find that this is a very frugal number of crib sheets to have on hand.
How Often Do You Need to Wash Crib Sheets?
If I’m being honest, I don’t think I ever went an entire week without having to change my baby’s crib sheet due to a spit up or a blowout or a leak.
Most families change their bedsheets about once a week. For baby, you’ll be washing cribsheets every 2 days or so.