Land of Nod applique jungle crib beddingWeb site:

Crate and Barrel recently decided to eliminate its baby and kids chain, Land of Nod, and bring the kid stuff into the main Crate and Barrel stores.

Good news: they haven’t changed the hip, modern style Land of Nod fans recall.  The bedding on their site compliments cribs that include classics like Jenny Lind spool designs and mid-century modern (see our review for more on Crate & Kids cribs).

Bedding at Crate & Kids is a unique combination of spare geographical prints, whimsical animals and plants and unusual themes.

Themes like pandas, the solar system, sports and nature (like Charley Harper Discover Place above) cover just about everything a parent might desire. We like the heavily quilted blankets, cute appliques and colorful embroidery. We noticed one organic ($171 for four pieces) set as well as one jersey option (sheets are $24; blankets are $48).

All the sets at Crate & Kids are 100% cotton, 200-thread count (except the jersey set and some linen blends) and are sold a la carte or in three and four-piece sets. Some designs have a duvet rather than a quilt, which necessitates the purchase of a duvet insert for $60. The duvet should only be used when your baby becomes a toddler after one year of age. Most designs offer a coordinating changing pad cover as well ($35).

Overall, we loved the color palettes Crate & Kids uses, which ranged from neutrals like grey and natural to brights like sunshine yellow and coral. The patterns are unique (some are only available at Crate & Kids) and the applique work is excellent. The biggest issue is price as these sets and extra sheets ($24) are on the expensive side. Rating: B