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Mattress protector for cot bed?

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CarpeJugulum Wed 10-Oct-12 12:23:36

I'm looking for a cotbed mattress protector for DS as the bogstandard variety which are waterproof (definitely needed due to Houdini like nappy escaping) are nasty, crunchy, noisy and make him sweaty.

So - are there other options? Please? As it gets colder he's burrowing under the duvet more, so getting sweater and waking himself up.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Wed 10-Oct-12 12:28:44

Have you tried the disposable bedmats from Pampers and Huggies? They're nice and soft. Could work out expensive depending on the frequency of accidents though.

CarpeJugulum Wed 10-Oct-12 12:47:53

Yep. They're okay, but expensive. Ideally want a washable option so I can have a couple.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Wed 10-Oct-12 13:05:08

I made the mistake of accidentally washing one of the bedmats a while ago, it was a nightmare, imagine if you had put an entire box of tissues in the washing machine, never seen so much white fluff in my life.

homeaway Wed 10-Oct-12 15:27:54

You can buy them with fleece on the outside and a plastic membrane in the middle. I cant remember the brand name though... but this might be worth a look at http://www.johnlewis.com/230965267/Product.aspx. Another thing is that if you put the waterproof one on top of the mattress and then put a fleece blanket on top of that and then a sheet that would stop him from getting as hot ? I think that the fleece is waterproof as some people use them for nappies. Have you thought about one of those sleeping bags so that you dont have to put such a thick duvet on?

LittleHarrysMum Wed 10-Oct-12 15:29:41

I think I may have one. Would you want a second hand one? Completely understand if not. I will look when I get home am on school run at mo smile

CarpeJugulum Wed 10-Oct-12 15:41:44

Thanks for the offer LittleHarrysMum but a friend has just offered me a Hippychick protector after I moaned on Facebook to try so will see how that goes.

FireOverBabylon Wed 10-Oct-12 15:51:02

Carpe the hippychick protectors are fab - what I was coming on torecommend. They don't russle and feel just like a thick sheet.

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