The 11 Best Pack ‘N Play Sheets

So, you’ve purchased a Pack and Play. Step one is complete. And, trust me, I know there’s a lot of options out there when it comes to playards. There are so many different brands and accessories to choose from it can be overwhelming. When filling out my registry, I must’ve changed my mind 10 times. I ended up selecting a Graco Pack and Play with a changing station, side pocket for items like diapers and wipes and a bouncer on the other side. So, now that you have decided on which playard to get, what should you look at next? Likely, you should start looking into some playpen sheets to go with your playard. 


The obvious question you might be asking yourself as you read this: are Pack and Play sheets necessary? And, as a follow-up, do you also need sheets for a Pack n Play bassinet? I know I definitely did search a lot about Pack ‘n Play sheets as I put together my registry. The answer, in my opinion, from both my research and experience is yes you will need a sheet or, better yet, multiple sheets (baby’s definitely can quickly make a mess) to cover your pack and play mattress. You will want to cover your playard mattress to keep it clean and you will want a nice fabric so your little one can fall asleep comfortably. Additionally, if you opt for a Pack and Play bassinet, I believe the answer is also yes. The below list is my top picks on playard sheets but there are also so many great bassinet sheets out there. And, if you do some research you’ll see many of these brands offer bassinet sized sheet options as well.


Before we get into my favorites, let me address another question many of you might be asking - can you use crib sheets for a Pack n Play? The safe answer in my opinion is no. The reason being that crib sheets won’t stay securely in place to the playard mattress, which could make for a dangerous situation for your baby. After all, having loose bedding including sheets can put your little one at risk for suffocation or strangulation. When you are selecting fitted sheets for your playpen you want to be sure that they fit securely and will not pose any potential risk to your baby.


Let’s delve into your specific options when it comes to the best playard bedding on the market.


  1. Linen & Leah Pack and Play Sheets
  • Built in safety mechanism that attaches with Velcro to the Pack and Play mattress creating a safe environment for your baby to sleep
  • Made from 100% organic cotton and fit more playards
  • Come in 4 different colors
  • Retail for $35 on Amazon
  1. Aden by Aden + Anais Pack ‘n Play Playard Crib Sheet
  • Made from 100% cotton muslin
  • Playard sheets stay soft after you wash, sheets are machine washable
  • Come in several cute colors and styles
  • Retail for $14.99 on Amazon
  1. Pickle & Pumpkin Premium Graco Pack n Play Mattress Sheet
  • Mini crib mattress sheets are GOTS certified and made from 100% organic jersey cotton
  • 6 inch deep pockets
  • Can combine with Pack and Play mattress pad cover to make waterproof
  • Retail for $28.79 on Amazon
  1. Breeze Waterproof Playard Sheet by 4Moms
  • Soft sheets made with waterproof lining
  • Machine washable
  • Comes in several colors with unique 4Moms design
  • Retail for $39.99 on Amazon
  1. Ely’s & Co Pack n Play portable crib sheet
  • Made from 100% High Quality Jersey Knit Cotton
  • Fits snuggly with elastic reinforced twice for durability
  • Come in in cute patterns and colors
  • Retail for $20.99 on Amazon
  1. American Baby Company Knit Fitted Pack N Play Playard Sheet
  1. PUREgrace Playard Mattress Sheet and Protector in One
  • This product is a two-in-one, including a jersey knit fitted sheet with a baby safe waterproof layer
  • 100% natural tencel (eucalyptus based fibers) cover
  • 10 year warrantee

Retail for $26.99 on Amazon

  1. Pack ‘n Play Playard Quilted Sheet by Graco


  • Playpen sheets are soft, quilted and made without lead
  • Sheets fit most playards
  • Comes in several solid colors which are all machine washable
  • Retail for $14.59 on Amazon
  1. Cuddly Cubs Pack n Play Sheets
  • Made from 100% cotton jersey knit
  • Hypoallergenic and made from non-harmful textile production.
  • Encased elastic band around the entire edge
  • Retail for $20.97 on Amazon
  1. Kushies Fitted Playpen Sheet
  1. Stretchy Fitted Pack n Play Playard Sheet Set


Linen & Leah sheets are my top pick because they are the safest Pack and Play sheets on the market and I have to say this brand really sets itself apart from the competition when it comes to baby safety. When it comes to my baby, safety is the top priority and I know all you new parents out there feel the same way. The concept behind Linen & Leah is entirely different from anything else on the Pack and Play market. What is so different about Linen & Leah? The sheets are made with an adjustable Velcro strap that fits around your Pack n Play mattress. This strap ensures that your baby’s fitted sheets will stay secure even if he or she pulls at them. The sheets are made from 100% organic cotton and come in 4 beautifully simple colors that will match any nursery or household décor. Linen & Leah sheets are the perfect Pack and Play sheets.


Thousands of babies die each year in the U.S. from SIDS. Linen & Leah is devoted to safe sleep and is working hard to raise awareness about sleep hazards and efforts parents can take towards SIDS prevention. Right now there is still a lot unknown about sudden infant death syndrome, but there are many different steps parents can take to help protect their children and reduce the risks of suffocation and strangulation. Safe sleep practices include putting your baby to sleep on his or her back on a firm, flat surface. Safe sleep also includes making sure there is no loose bedding or toys in your babies sleep environment.


Linen and Leah donates a percentage of each purchase to the SIDS foundation. Grab your sheets today!


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