Before Alex was born, I repeatedly read that it was important for safety reasons to get crib sheets that were elasticized all the way around, and didn’t just have elastic at the corners. Fully elasticized sheets are less likely to slip off the mattress and pose a suffocation risk. I remember walking through Babies R Us, scrutinizing every crib sheet package that wasn’t pink to see if it said “fully elasticized” anywhere. I only found two different patterns there.
It was probably cost that made me pick up a crib sheet at Target the first time. Sheets at Babies R Us were over $15, whereas Circo brand sheets at Target (like this one)were $5.99 or $6.99, depending on whether they were a solid color or had a pattern. Even non-Circo brands like Amy Coe were less than $10. I was thrilled to discover that the Circo brand sheets were fully elasticized, and I’ve been buying them ever since. I think I’ve bought one non-Circo brand sheet and that was fully elasticized too.
You can probably find inexpensive fully elasticized sheets at Wal-Mart as well. When we were on vacation a couple of years ago, we bought a Carter’s brand sheet at a Wal-mart that was fully elasticized.
Now if only I could find flannel sheets that are fully elasticized . . .