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aibu to want my bastard mattress topper to stay on my bloody bed?

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trashcanjunkie Thu 13-Feb-14 22:58:11

Just that really. The fucking thing slides off about half a foot (scientific measuring grin) every sodding night. Ach, I just want to make the bed and be able to get in the cunting thing and not have to do the equivalent of an alligator wrestle with it of an evening. Humph. Dp's not back till later and it's hanging off the end of the bed.

Is there a grippy in between layer I can buy? Or should I just glue the fucker in place?

DorothyGherkins Thu 13-Feb-14 22:58:57

Velcro patches?

DorothyGherkins Thu 13-Feb-14 23:00:40

Or elastic attached to it, passing under the mattress and then attach to the other side?

AntlersInAllOfMyDecorating Thu 13-Feb-14 23:01:14

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DorothyGherkins Thu 13-Feb-14 23:01:35

Might be easier to just burn the bastard?

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BrianTheMole Thu 13-Feb-14 23:04:50

Some sort of foot board attached to the end of the bed?

Pipbin Thu 13-Feb-14 23:06:12

Buy a new mattress?
The best mattress I've ever had is the one I have now which is a £300 memory foam job from Dreams.
I know most of us can't drop £300 like that but it might be worth thinking about.

NormHonal Thu 13-Feb-14 23:06:36


Happens here too. Pisses me off greatly and I hope this thread ends in a solution!

roastednut Thu 13-Feb-14 23:07:15

Yanbu and it's no help but your description is hilarious grin

TOADfan Thu 13-Feb-14 23:07:59

Same here! and its all ripped from trying to put it back on angry I love it though. Wouldn't get a full memory foam mattress they are awful!!!

GoofyIsACow Thu 13-Feb-14 23:08:44

I had one, did the same, i binned the bastard...

PiratesLifeForMe Thu 13-Feb-14 23:11:23

Does it not have elastic strips on the corners to hold it in place?

ineedanexcuse Thu 13-Feb-14 23:12:17

You need something similar to these .I have them for our duvet and have had fantastic nights sleeps due to the duvet staying put.

The clips are duvet specific I think so maybe would need something a bit heftier but its worth a go at making your own. All you need is a 5 foot length of wide elastic and a means of attaching the elastic to the topper and bingo ! Job done and no wrestling.

BeverleyMoss Thu 13-Feb-14 23:15:09

How Very Annoying

I had this with the mattress protector and fitted sheets, I sewed elastic strips end to end about half foot in from the outer corners - bit of a pain but worked a treat.

You have my sympathy - there is truly nothing more fucking annoying.

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trashcanjunkie Fri 14-Feb-14 17:06:35

dorothy grin

Well there are some helpful and excellent suggestions here, as well as the downright ridiculous....

Sewing on elastic garters may help, I shall attempt that and report back. Thank you to those clever posters who suggested it. I was genuinely expecting there to be some kind of non-slip fabric that everyone has that goes between the two that I just didn't know about blush

I bought the bed recently from our local community furniture place, it's actually twin beds that are side by side, and the topper is an ikea superking, but it's slightly too long - by a few inches blush the mattresses are like glass - all shiny and surfacy. I can't buy a new bed cos I spent all my money on this bugger.

LadyVetinari Fri 14-Feb-14 17:34:39

Ikea does an inexpensive non-slip thing to prevent rugs from sliding on laminate floors. I think it's called Stopp. That might do the trick?

LadyVetinari Fri 14-Feb-14 17:35:34

This is it - £2.50 for a 2m long piece. You might need 2, depending on the width of the bed.

Vintagecakeisstillnice Fri 14-Feb-14 17:39:09

Deep fitted sheets, that is sheets that fit over both the topper and the mattress.

Very and Next do them, some Tescos too.

Works for us.

LittleYellowDuck Fri 14-Feb-14 17:41:25

ooh Happy with the helpful suggestions on here as my mattress topper keeps curling up at the corners and I wrestle daily to contain it under a fitted sheet !

Catsmamma Fri 14-Feb-14 17:43:34

can you put a sheet under the topper as well....flannelette might be grippy enough to stop it.

ShowMeYourTARDIS Fri 14-Feb-14 17:44:27

Happens to me too. angry

Doesn't help that the topper is actually a touch bigger than the bed!

roastednut Fri 14-Feb-14 19:11:08

LTM hehe nice one porkpie grin

trashcanjunkie Fri 14-Feb-14 19:44:03

grin what roastednut said

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