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Baby Bedding Luxury

I’ve always been the kind of girl
who enjoys her bedtime pampering; anytime I’d travel for a
show, you can bet my good down pillows were stuffed into my bags,
along with my down comforter if I could spare the space. Once
married, I quickly brought my husband around to my point of view
and now he’s as spoiled as I am, luxuriating in those
high-thread-count sheets that I score by religiously scouring the
clearance bins, and tucking himself under our yummy down blankets.

And I can already see Maddie following in the family footsteps. She
loves nothing more than to climb onto our big bed and snuggle
underneath the sheets, curling up on her side and stroking the
silky duvet cover. When she was younger, she’d happily pat
the fluffy, feather-filled bedding and you could see the
wistfulness in her eyes that one day she’d have a snuggly bed
like this herself.

Of course, in the early days, comfort was
last priority to me as I went through my vigilant New Mommy
watchfulness – let nothing come into that crib that might
suffocate my daughter! But after Maddie hit six months I began
looking around for a blanket she could use in her crib. I wanted
something that would be lightweight but insulating and warm when
needed - something that wouldn’t overwhelm the crib but would
fit neatly inside. At the same time, I’m not a big fan of
spending money on “baby” things – I find the
quality is often much inferior and you’re paying for the
Disney character on the front or the privilege of having it made to
fit the pint-sized bed. So I wanted something Maddie could use
beyond the crib, for years to come.

In short, I wanted a small-scale down comforter. And guess what? I
found one.

Restoration Hardware makes these seasonal href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1190002&navAction=jump">
lap duvets
and they’re perfect for the little
ones. I had one already in use in our living room as our snuggle
blanket, and when I tried it out in the crib it was a perfect fit.
Machine-washable, lightweight, and nice and warm. I curled Maddie
up underneath it and she was in heaven.

I used our family blanket for most of the winter, keeping an eye on
Restoration Hardware for the duvets to go on sale. Once they did, I
pounced, sending my brother out to an outlet store to pick one up
for a mere $17. Now that Maddie’s in her toddler bed, it
still works well for her, and I know she’ll be carrying this
thing with her to college as her own snuggle blanket.

So if you’re looking for a good blanket at a reasonable price
that will last a long time, check these out: for less than fifty
bucks, it’s a fair price even not on sale. You can bet
it’s Cora’s turn this year, and I’m going to once
again haunt the new-year sales so she’ll have one for next

Every girl should live in a bit of the lap of luxury.


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