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mattress protectors - advice please!

(18 Posts)
Grannyjacq1 Mon 20-Jan-20 09:31:25

I have always used waterproof mattress covers on the beds which our grandchildren sleep in, but unfortunately accidents sometimes occur when a grandchild goes in to parents' bed when staying. I always thought 'waterproof' mattress protectors might be a bit uncomfortable for adults on beds - especially in summer. Or are there some which might be suitable? Can anyone advise, please?

timetogo2016 Mon 20-Jan-20 09:37:27

Myself and OH went on holiday and there was a waterproof mattress protector on the bed.
It was noisy and uncomfortable.
Took it of and slept much better.

Chestnut Mon 20-Jan-20 09:41:59

How old are these children? If they are still having accidents then why not use nappy pants when they stay with you.

annsixty Mon 20-Jan-20 09:43:52

When my H was at home with the problems he had I got mattress protectors from a care supplier, it is called Millercare here, I don’t know if they are national but we have a shop here.
It was soft and topped in a fine towelling material, it was excellent.
Went in the washing machine and for the time I used them stayed soft.
The single size cost about £22 and was vat free.
I will find full details if you wish.

Alexa Mon 20-Jan-20 12:15:53

Interesting and helpful topic!

I can add only that if you have not a proper waterproof mattress cover, a pure wool blanket, especially if it has gone felted, can sop up a lot of fluid before it feels wet.

Susan56 Mon 20-Jan-20 12:35:13

We have just bought the waterproof mattress cover with towelling top for DGD’s bed.We then put another plain mattress protector on top.It is absolutely fine,very comfortable,and not noisy.We got the Asda own brand one which was £12 for double size.

annsixty Mon 20-Jan-20 12:54:09

That is very interesting Susan thank you.
I did find when I was buying incontinence wear, it was much more expensive from the care shop than online.
I would not have thought of Asda, good advice.

Susan56 Mon 20-Jan-20 19:52:58

Thank you Ann.

NotAGran55 Mon 20-Jan-20 21:28:16

www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-specialist-synthetic-waterproof-quilted-mattress-protector/p1743079?size=double-135-x-190cm

Highly rated luxury one.

Alexa Tue 21-Jan-20 13:58:03

Useful tip from Susan, Thanks.

H1954 Tue 21-Jan-20 14:04:39

Yes Susan56, I've done just the same. The very youngest GC used to have accidents and this saved the mattress. Now the eldest is in puberty it's saving the mattress again as she can often "flood" in the night. I got mine from Dunelm for around the same price.

Floradora9 Tue 21-Jan-20 15:44:59

Every bed in our house has one and they are not uncomfortable at all . Get good quality ones to be sure.

HootyMcOwlface Tue 21-Jan-20 15:54:52

I’ve had similar waterproof covers with terry towel type top from Dunelm. I used under other sheets.

Grannyjacq1 Thu 23-Jan-20 13:53:46

Thanks for all your suggestions! just I've a 20% off bedding from M&S so managed to get £9 off a quality one - bringing it to about £36. It seems to be of good quality and got good reviews. Time will tell......

Nannan2 Wed 08-Apr-20 15:04:43

John Lewis have a very good one,not noisy or 'plasticky' and washable.can get delivered,or delivered to a branch of waitrose.

Nannan2 Wed 08-Apr-20 15:05:33

John lewis one £35 for a king size

notanan2 Wed 08-Apr-20 15:18:53

A fleece in between the mattress and the sheet will act as a barrier.

People use fleece as the outer layer of babies nappies, it is sort of breathable plastic so doesnt wick the moisture through

Missfoodlove Wed 08-Apr-20 16:50:54

You need a Kylie sheet. These are just fabulous no nasty plastic.
I had one and cut it down for night time toilet training.

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