Parenting Hack: Double Layering Bedding

Parenting Hack: Double Layering Bedding. This picture shows a toddler crib with two layers of sheets and waterproof mattress protectors.

I love a good parenting hack, especially as a working parent. Seriously, anything that can make my life easier = win!

A few years ago, I learned about this amazing parenting hack that has been so helpful even through toddlerhood.

Double Layer Bedding!

What do I mean by that?

Essentially, you put down a waterproof mattress protector, then crib sheet, then another waterproof mattress protector, then another crib sheet. This is a game-changer parenting hack.

For waterproof mattress protectors, we’ve had great luck with this cover. They also make a fancier version here. Then for crib sheets, we love Target fitted crib sheets like this gray chevron one and aden & anais Classic Crib Sheets.


Easy crib changes, especially in the middle of the night when you’re dead tired and the last thing you want to do is change the entire bed.

Baby spits all over the bed? Take off the top layer and throw it in the wash. Potty training? Super easy to change. Toddler poops in the bed? Well, good luck.


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