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Waterproof Mattress Protector for waters breaking - Are you buying/using one?

(36 Posts)
ButteryJam Tue 30-Apr-13 11:41:11


I am wondering whether any of you have purchased or used a waterproof mattress protector just in case waters break in bed?

If you did get one, which one did you get? Any recommendations?

TinkyPeet Tue 30-Apr-13 12:12:43

I'm just gonna get a pack of pampers bed mats, think they're about £8 for 7, and ill probably put two on just incase....I have a brand new bed and the mattress is memory foam topped so it won't be easy to clean!
I thought about getting a waterproof sheet but dh not keen on the idea of sleeping on what feels like a bin bag lol

domesticslattern Tue 30-Apr-13 12:12:47

They are quite useful for possetting babies too. Even if you don't co sleep, chances are you'll be holding your baby in bed and they'll be sick, or nappy will leak or they'll knock over your tea. So yes, recommended but not directly because of breaking waters. You could just put a beach towel under the sheet if that was all you were thinking of.
Where to get? I just went to John Lewis.
Good luck with everything.

MummyJetsetter Tue 30-Apr-13 12:53:18

I got the disposable bed mats and my water did go in bed so glad i did! Just popped it in under the fitted sheet. I used one in the car on the way to hospital just in case more came out too. The rest I used for the first few days of sleeping with no nappy. x

ginauk84 Tue 30-Apr-13 13:14:42

I have got some of the be mats from tesco, an use one for the car on the way to the hospital too then

ginauk84 Tue 30-Apr-13 13:29:56

Bed mats even, stupid iPhone!

NoTeaForMe Tue 30-Apr-13 14:28:50

I've got some of the big mats from Boots. Haven't put one on the bed yet, but I guess now I'm 37+3 I should think about putting one on!

weeblueberry Tue 30-Apr-13 15:06:27

Yep. We've got a waterproof cat pee proof sheet on the bed. There was a thread recently where a good few people said they'd ruined their mattress when their waters went in bed.

rachywhite83 Tue 30-Apr-13 15:12:00

I got a pack of the mats from home bargain for £2 for 8 grin

notso Tue 30-Apr-13 15:16:21

Yes my waters only broke twice out of four pg's but both times it was in bed at around 4am.
Those disposable mats are very useful to have in anyway, TMI but I slept on them after birth when even three maternity mattresses leaked sad

lagoonhaze Tue 30-Apr-13 15:18:30

I put a hippychick mattress protector on my bed when pregnant and it has been useful so much in the past 2 yrs. Worth the money and feels fine. I use a normal sheet over the top.

HadALittleFaithBaby Tue 30-Apr-13 15:45:31

On the recommendation of a MNetter I bought puppy training pads from Poundstretcher - 7 for £1.50. In the end they went while I was sitting on the (leather!) sofa. Useful after birth too to protect the sheets.

ChunkyChicken Tue 30-Apr-13 15:56:53

I didn't bother with DD and luckily my waters went in the bath at near full dilation, so advanced labour.

I did with DS, but only used the Huggies dry nites disposable things (cheaper & bigger than the maternity equivalents). I figured they'd be useful for my home birth and for DD's potty training they were. My waters went at an earlier stage this time, but on the toilet & leaked slowly, so I used a pad, until I was delivering, when they went as I was pushing, so there was already something to protect the bed by then!!

ButteryJam Tue 30-Apr-13 17:04:26

Thanks ladies! smile

For those of you that have mattress protectors, any recommendations for which one to buy?

Steffanoid Tue 30-Apr-13 17:38:20

I've been and got some from boots today, will put one on the bed and keep one in the car too,I'm hoping mine go somewhere convenient like in the shower or on the loo

3MenAndMe Tue 30-Apr-13 17:45:39

Just bought one his week (IKEA) and feel it will be useful later as well as I always had leaky boobs in first months of BF...
Plus somebody mentioned posseting,so true...smile

3MenAndMe Tue 30-Apr-13 17:46:25

Sugar...THIS WEEK...
What's wrong with my typing....

mumbaisapphire Tue 30-Apr-13 17:46:56

Yes I bought one a couple of weeks ago from Ikea. This one http://m.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/art/60152774/
Hope the link works. If not its called Skydda. It's not plasticky at all so not noisy to sleep on. It has a kind of terry towelling top layer, so very soft. It was cheap so I figured it was worth the investment just in case.

kiwigirl42 Tue 30-Apr-13 17:53:14

I'm obviously very cheap as I put some black bin liners under the sheet and they worked fine

craftycottontail Tue 30-Apr-13 17:57:55

I have one for general freshness anyway - it's Fogarty (bought with mattress from Mattress Man) and isn't at all rustly.

Florin Tue 30-Apr-13 20:55:04

I got the disposable children's bed wetting mats and my waters went in one large pop in bed and it was fine none went on the bed. We also kept one in the car. I used them for a few days after birth incase bleeding was heavy but luckily mine wasn't. I also gave one to my sister who was also pregnant at the same time. She was very grateful for it as her waters went I Waitrose so would have ruined their car on the way home if she didn't have it.

Cookethenook Tue 30-Apr-13 21:03:02


We purchased 2 of these to put on top of the baby's mattress to protect it from vom and wee. I'm currently using one to sleep on too incase my waters go in bed like last time. Very good quality and the most reasonably priced ones we could find (apart from the ones that are basically a sheet of plastic that tent to rustle and aren't breathable, they're very cheap, but a pain imo).

Cookethenook Tue 30-Apr-13 21:03:21
CheungFun Tue 30-Apr-13 21:05:16

Agh! I didnt even think about this, but it is a good idea grin

Luckily my waters broke as DS's head came out wink

Value shower curtains are the way forward. The 100% waterproof ones.
£3 from Dunelm, covers a double easy.

pinkteapot Tue 30-Apr-13 21:28:39

I know argos do good fitted ones ie not plasticky, with a terry towelling top layer. Havent invested in one for our bed, probably should do. Have them in single bed sizes for childrens beds and they are great - comfy, no rustling. Think £12 or £14 for single, not sure bout king size price...

thepartysover Tue 30-Apr-13 21:36:21

I got mine from ebay - I figured I'd chuck it out afterwards so didn't want to spend much... it was £2.35 including delivery!

squidgeberry Tue 30-Apr-13 21:36:34

I bought this one it's not plasticky at all, I put a normal cotton mattress protector on top just in case but it would be fine without.

It's useful not just for water's breaking but also if you're co-sleeping, feeding in bed, or just leaking milk. I ruined our old mattress with leaking milk, but it needed replacing anyway, not risking the brand new one this time.

thepartysover Tue 30-Apr-13 21:43:44

Oh yeah, I should point out that I have a regular cotton mattress topper on top - I hate that plasticy rustling feeling too!

peanutMD Tue 30-Apr-13 21:46:54

I did buy one but not for my waters, i bought it because i had leaky breasts from 24 weeks and cannot abide a bra in bed.

DD is now 8 Weeks and i am BF so the protector us still handy as i often wake in a wet patch which would be on the mattress if not for it!

i got a Fogarty one, nothing fancy.

StuckOnARollercoaster Wed 01-May-13 09:07:35

I've bought a quilted protector from dunelm mill for £20. We got a gorgeous mattress about 2 years ago and I hate the thought that it may or may not get ruined by waters, leaky breasts, vomity children etc!
Was a bit worried about rolling off a pad or towel or them not being up to the job if the quantity of liquid is high so decided to bite the bullet on a full protector.
Went for the 'posher' quilted one so I hope it doesn't feel plastiky or too sweaty... Only 34 weeks so haven't used it yet but might put it on soon in case things happen early...

LindaL19 Wed 01-May-13 14:12:49

i used some waterproofsheets from http://www.brollysheets.co.uk/
although the shower curtains is a good suggestion!

lljkk Wed 01-May-13 14:17:59

I wouldn't worry about my waters breaking in bed (never did) but as general protection with little children & tots & babies in the house, not a bad idea at all. I'd get a quality washable one.

whattodoo Wed 01-May-13 14:22:01

Got ours from Dunelm. Very comfy, jot plasticky.

ButteryJam Sat 04-May-13 00:55:53

Thanks everyone! smile Finally ordered the towelling one from amazon by comfort nights as it allows drying in tumble dryer too, whereas the ones from dunelm mill and debenhams don't allow tumble dry.

nicksey Thu 23-Jan-14 12:33:35

This is the one we have. Great thing is that you can't feel it on the bed and it covers the whole top so no chance of it moving like a loose pad might do.

Below is the link to where we got it from, ours is the king size one but they have lots of sizes

Our Comfortable Waterproof Mattress Protector


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