Silk Crib Sheets: The Top Choice for Baby’s Health and Wellness

Silk crib sheets are an excellent choice for your newborn or toddler. This article outlines the special properties that make silk safe and healthy for your baby, including important benefits for your baby's delicate skin and hair.

Choose the Best Crib Sheets for Your Baby: Pure Mulberry Silk

There's nothing more exciting than preparing for the arrival of a baby. New and expectant parents (and grandparents too!) want only the best for their precious little one. When it comes to choosing a layette, that means selecting the all-natural, hypoallergenic, 100% pure silk crib sheets from Mulberry Park Silks.

Along with being the ultimate in softness and comfort, 100% pure silk crib sheets are great for baby's skin, hair, and overall comfort. Unlike cotton sheets, silk sheets are moisturizing, gentle to the touch, temperature regulating and naturally hypoallergenic. All Mulberry Park Silks products are also environmentally friendly and certified to be free of harmful chemicals, so mom and dad can rest easy knowing baby's cozy sheets are also healthy and safe.

Our Silk Keeps Baby's Skin Hydrated

There's nothing quite like a newborn baby's skin; it's rich in moisture and velvety smooth to the touch. But as baby explores the world, that skin becomes vulnerable to common problems like dryness, eczema, and cradle cap. Silk can help prevent or minimize these newborn skin conditions.

Baby on Silk Sheets


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Let's start with eczema, or atopic dermatitis, which is defined by patches of itchy, scaly, or dry skin. Eczema is usually the result of skin's losing moisture and being unable to fend off environmental irritants and allergies. Keeping skin well moisturized is an important part of controlling eczema; that can be difficult with a crib sheet made from cotton, which is known for absorbency. In fact, a cotton crib sheet can actually pull precious moisture away from the skin, which further inflames eczema. Silk, a protein-based fiber that contains essential amino acids, does the reverse; it helps skin retain moisture and assists in the healing process for eczema and other irritations.

Cradle cap, or seborrheic dermatitis, is another routine skin issue for babies. It's similar to dandruff and presents as scaly, crusty, and oily patches on the scalp, forehead, eyebrows, face, and skin folds. The exact cause of cradle cap isn't known, but it is believed to be a combination of too much oil on the skin and a form of yeast, (a fungal infection). As we noted above, cotton crib sheets absorb moisture, but they don't wick it away. Oil and sweat from baby's head soak into the cotton sheet and it stays wet, which makes it the perfect breeding ground for yeast Again, silk is different; when baby sweats on a silk crib sheet, that moisture gets wicked away to inhibit the growth of yeast and keep them dry and comfortable.

Our Pure Silk is Gentle on Baby's Fine Hair

While some newborns lose the hair they were born with and regrow more, other babies have a distinct bald patch on the back of their heads. This is usually the result of friction against hard surfaces like mattresses or car seats. Cotton crib sheets may contribute to the problem; cotton fibers can pull and tug on a baby's delicate hair, causing it to break and fall out. Over time, that contact with rough cotton fiber can take a toll and worsen the baby's bald spot.

A Mulberry Park Silks silk charmeuse weave crib sheet is a better option. The soft, smooth, charmeuse weave allows your baby's head glide friction-free across its lustrous surface. There's no rubbing, no tugging, and no tearing at fragile hair. Many adults -- including those experiencing hair loss -- swear by a silk pillow case to preserve and foster hair growth for these same reasons.

Baby boy sleeping on an ivory silk crib sheet


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Our Silk Crib Sheets Regulate Baby's Temperature for a Comfortable Night's Sleep

Along with feeling soft and comfortable against baby's skin, silk bedding is breathable and helps regulate body temperature. As we noted earlier, cotton is absorbent and retains moisture; in contrast, silk wicks away moisture to keep baby dry, and comfortable. Silk's low conductivity is naturally temperature regulating, which helps keep baby cool in summer and warm in winter. With a Mulberry Park Silks crib sheet, your baby can get a great night of sleep, staying dry and at a comfortable temperature year-round.

Our Silk Crib Sheets are Naturally Hypoallergenic and Mold/Mite Resistant

Any parent can tell you how prone baby skin can be to allergies and irritation. What baby sleeps on can make a big difference. Silk fiber contains fibroin, a special protein that gives silk its hypoallergenic properties. Fibroin also makes silk resistant to mold, fungus, and dust mites; this is why silk sheets help protect your baby from a multitude of environmental irritants and allergies. Silk is gentle on even the most sensitive skin, which makes it the perfect sleep environment for your little one.

Mulberry Park Silks Crib Sheets are Environmentally Friendly and Safe

You can feel good about putting your baby down to sleep on a pure silk crib sheet from Mulberry Park Silks. Mulberry Park Silks uses only environmentally friendly dyes, and all products are Oeko-Tex® certified to be free of chemicals. The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 was developed by European textile institutes committed to finding a way to reduce our environmental footprint.

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a global testing and accreditation program that successfully sets the standards for the screening of harmful substances in consumer textiles. Textiles can only be certified if all components meet the requirements submitted. All Mulberry Park Silks products are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified and have been tested and guaranteed to be free of all harmful substances, including toxins and irritants. This ensures that the silk products that you bring into your home are safe, natural, and healthy.


Cotton Crib Sheets

Crib Sheets from Mulberry Park Silks

Baby's Skin

Pulls moisture from the skin
Can cause dryness and irritation

Protein-based/amino acids
Helps skin retain moisture

Baby's Hair

Fibers can tug and tear at delicate hair

Smooth, friction-free. Baby’s head glides across the silk to minimize bald spots

Temperature Regulation

Absorbs sweat/moisture
Gets wet and stays wet, can result in chill

Moisture wicked away from baby skin
Cool in summer, warm in winter

Environmental Safety


Oeko-Tex® independently certified to be free of chemicals

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Mulberry Park Silks Crib Sheets are High Quality and Easy to Care For

Mulberry Park Silks Crib Sheets are made from 100% pure Grade 6A mulberry silk charmeuse woven to a 19 momme (600 thread count) weight. Fitted Crib Sheets measure 28" x 52" and feature an 8" deep, fully elasticized pocket for a secure fit for both standard crib/toddler mattresses. Crib bedding is available in classic white and ivory, as well as pink, blue, and green in soothing pastels.

Mulberry Park Silks crib sheets can be washed by hand or machine in cold water. We recommend placing the crib sheets in a fine mesh wash bag to protect the fabric from damage in your washing machine. Use a delicate or silk cycle only and a detergent specially formulated for silk such as Heritage Park Luxury Silk, Wool, and Cashmere Detergent. Never use bleach or fabric softener on silk. Hang your silk sheets to dry indoors our outside away from direct sunlight. Smooth wrinkles out by hand or use a cool iron following these instructions.

Silk Pillowcases and Sheets: A Wellness Boost for New Parents

Of course, pure mulberry silk bedding isn’t just for babies!

With a newborn baby, new moms and dads have a lot on their plate. And self-care and wellness usually wind up taking a back seat to the demands of your little one. But there is one thing you can do to foster a great night of beauty sleep (even when you’re not sleeping much): treat yourself to a silk pillowcase or silk sheet set. While the romance and luxury of silk sheets may not be top-of-mind right now, silk bedding offers significant wellness benefits for sleep-deprived new parents:

  • Silk pillowcases and sheets a soft, gentle environment that is soothing and luxurious to sleep on.
  • Silk pillowcases prevent bed head, hair breakage, frizz, tangles, and sleep wrinkles.
  • Silk pillowcases are gentle on hair, and can help foster and protect hair during the vulnerable post-partum hair loss and regrowth cycle. Learn more about how silk can help manage post-partum hair loss here.
  • Silk fiber naturally regulates body temperature by wicking away moisture to promote comfortable, more restful sleep.
  • Silk is easy to care for. Even a king-sized silk sheet set can be easily laundered at home in your machine using a gentle enzyme free detergent; mesh laundry bags; and a delicate wash cycle.

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Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.