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We’re excited to bring you another great article from LilSugar, a fantastic source for mamas who want advice and news about everything from packing healthy lunches to mastering the art of stroller chic. This week, we’re featuring their bumperless bedding options for a safer night’s sleep.

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Its been a year since the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its sleep guidelines to officially advocate against the use of crib bumpers. While many moms simply remove the offending piece from their lil ones’ cribs, they’ve still paid (often a hefty price) for the padded fabric that is going to waste. Rather than throw money down the drain, parents in search of safe, AAP-approved crib sets can now find a variety of bumperless options to complement their nursery. While some simply play up the crib sheet and crib skirt, others are specifically designed to mimic the bumper look, without the actual product. Keep reading to see some of our favorite options!

Persnickety Lily Matilda Bumper-less Crib Bedding
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Persnickety Lily sells its crib sets as three pieces (skirt, sheet, and quilt) with the option of adding a bumper to the mix. The retro aqua, pink, and berry Matilda set ($245) makes a colorful addition to a lil one’s room.

HALO SleepSack 5-Piece Bumper-Free Crib Set
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*Crib is shown without front rail for display purposes only.

HALO may best be known as the maker of comfy and safe wearable blankets, but its 5-Piece Bumper-Free Crib Set ($90) also helps keep babies safe while sleeping. The set – which includes a skirt, two sheets, an adjustable SleepSack Swaddle, and a HALO SleepSack – gives nervous mamas the ultimate sense of security after putting baby to bed.

Lottie Da Baby Square Dance Dream
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Etsy shop Lottie Da Baby is known for its custom bedding designs. The shop offers bumperless kits that adhere to the AAP’s recommendations. Among its fun designs is the Square Dance Dream ($275) set that includes a fitted crib sheet, a fully lined crib skirt, and a matching decorative pillow.

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Retro Boy 2-Piece Set
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Who needs an extra third piece to their set when all a crib really needs is a sheet and a crib skirt? Baby’s In Style’s Retro Boy ($192) set includes just that in a fun, modern pattern perfect for your mod tot.

Merry Go Round Bumperless Crib Bedding Set
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Etsy shop BabyMilanBedding has a unique take on the bumperless crib set. Its Merry Go Round set ($230) includes a crib skirt with a detailed pattern up near the mattress, a blanket, and a crib rail, all featuring a rickrack design.

New Arrivals Zig Zag Baby Bumperless Crib Sheet
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New Arrivals has been dressing lil ones’ rooms for years. Now the company’s going bumperless with a new collection of sheets as an alternative to its traditional sets. Its Zig Zag Baby Bumperless Crib Sheet ($102) has coordinating fabrics on the top and side of the sheet, which can then be combined with the company’s crib skirts to create a set.

Skip Hop Complete Sheet
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Leave it to Skip Hop to make a crib sheet so modern and cool that moms everywhere are craving it. The Complete Sheet ($120) is part of a four-piece bedding set that includes the sheet, a linen crib skirt, a nursery blanket, and a repositionable wall decal.

What do you think of these stylish and safe bedding options? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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