Web site: cadenlane.com
Crib Bedding brand review: Caden Lane. Caden Lane designer Katy Mimari first got her start in the baby biz making unique diaper bags. From there, she was inspired by her own pregnancy to design a line of baby bedding. Today, she offers a couple dozen bedding sets as well as separates, clothing, diaper bags and matching accessories.
What makes Caden Lane a popular bedding line is the amazing fabric patterns. The 100% cotton linens come in patterns with lamas, elephants, dalmatian spots and more floral designs than you can imagine.
Sheet and bedskirt sets run between $170 and $190. You can also find three piece sets that add a crib rail cover for $244. Matching accessories like curtains (special order–eight week delivery; $170), blankets ($22 to $60), changing pad covers ($18 to $40) and nursing pillow covers (for the Boppy; $25 to $35) are also available for many patterns. Extra sheets are an expensive $28 (solid colors) up to $78 each for exclusive patterns. Other accessories include rail covers ($68), curtains (starting at $170). Extra fabric is available by the yard and you can order swatches for only $5.
Caden Lane is available online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com. Don’t expect huge discounts, however. Prices are still pretty high for this manufacturer even on discount sites. They do have a sale section of their own website with sheets discount about 15%.
While we love the fabrics at Caden Lane and the quality is great, we are disappointed they continue to make bumpers for their bedding sets. We do not recommend parents use bumpers in the crib, they are banned in Chicago and Maryland, and the AAP and CPSC discourage their use.
Overall, the fabrics and patterns are lovely and Caden Lane’s style is certainly different. Prices are rather high compared to other brands. But the company does have serious fans who love their designs and note that online sources are cheaper than independent stores. Rating: B+