Crib bedding and accessories are manufacturered by dozens of designers. But little information is available to help consumers understand the differences between the competing brands. The four top-selling brands are Brandee Danielle, Glenna Jean, Kidsline, and Lambs & Ivy. Each of them have a unique combination of styles, quality, and value.
Brandee Danielle is as recognized for their fabrics as they are for the crib bedding sets the fabrics are incorporated into. This emphasis on premium fabrics, along with quality workmanship, not only enhances the beauty of their designs, but also results in crib bedding that will last for generations, not just years. Brandee Danielle does not believe in disposable crib bedding. Their mission is to create classic and durable nursery décor to be used again and again.
Brandee Danielle designs are meant for families who desire a refined and tasteful appearance for their nursery. Their designs incorporate the right amount of cute, baby-like features to make them perfect for any nursery. However, if you desire a very “juvenile" look for the nursery, Brandee Danielle crib bedding may not be the correct choice for you. As compared to other national brands, a relatively small number of coordinated accessories are made by Brandee Danielle for its crib sets-pillows, mobiles, valances, hampers, and lamps. Brandee Danielle does not make coordinated nightlights, switchplate covers, wall borders, growth charts, photo frames, and the host of other items made available by other national brands. These items have their place in a more “juvenile" nursery décor, but would detract from the look Brandee Danielle is seeking to provide as an option.
Glenna Jean uses only premium-grade fabrics, favoring soft-textured fabrics in hand-patched bedding. The quality of their unique fabrics is what distinguishes Glenna Jean from other manufacturers, and must be seen and felt to be fully appreciated. Their fabrics can be purchased separately to make other nursery decor of your choosing.
Glenna Jean designs are meant for families who desire a sophisticated, more “grown-up" appearance for their nursery. Their designs generally incorporate little in the way of traditional “babyish" features. If you desire a very “juvenile" look for the nursery, Glenna Jean crib bedding may not be the correct choice for you.
One of Kidsline’s more positive features is it’s widespread availability. Sold through many national chains, you will not find all of their patterns in any one store, but you will find their product line well represented throughout the country. This makes Kidsline bedding a frequent baby gift registry item for people who do not shop via the internet.
If you can think of a possible nursery décor accessory, Kidsline probably makes it to coordinate with their crib bedding sets. Buying and using them all in the nursery would likely be overwhelming and expensive – mobiles, blankets, pillows, wall borders, drapes, wall art, lamps and shades, hampers, diaper disposal covers, clothes pegs, switch plate covers, nightlights, drawer knobs, picture frames, quilt clips, rugs, basket liners, and more; but an appropriate selection of coordinated accessories can do wonders to spread the theme of the crib bedding throughout the nursery.
Kidsline’s patterns are generally very colorful and cute – just the thing if you prefer a very bright, cheerful, and “babyish" nursery décor. The host of accessories can further enhance this mood. Kidsline crib bedding is usually made from 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blend fabrics that are machine washable.
Lambs & Ivy
One of Lamb’s & Ivy’s more positive features is it’s widespread availability. Sold through many national chains and mass merchandisers (Bedtimes Originals), you will not find all of their patterns in any one store, but you will find there product line well represented throughout the country. This makes Lambs & Ivy bedding a frequent baby gift registry item for people who do not shop via the internet.
Lambs & Ivy makes most of the usual nursery accessories to coordinate with their crib bedding collections: mobiles, pillows, blankets, wall border, lamps, etc. Many sets also have coordinated upholstered furniture for the nursery and matching cradle or toddler bedding sets. Lambs & Ivy’s patterns are generally very colorful and cute – just the thing if you prefer a very bright, cheerful, and “babyish" nursery décor. Lambs & Ivy crib bedding is usually made from 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blend fabrics that are machine washable.
Robert Meier is President of Baby Supermall, an internet retailer of Baby Bedding from Kidsline , Glenna Jean , and Lambs & Ivy .