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MissSueFlay Mon 13-Jun-16 12:46:20

Can anyone recommend a good waterproof sheet or mattress protector? We are about to go cold-turkey on the night-time pull-ups! I've heard that some of the fitted plastic mattress sheets can rustle a bit, and the washable pads can move around...

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DollyBarton Mon 13-Jun-16 12:48:07

Yes! Got great ones that don't rustle and wash well on Soak and sleep. Suitable for old people toosmile

PandasRock Mon 13-Jun-16 12:52:34

The best one I've found for comfort are the hippychick ones. No rustle, and not sweaty and plasticy to sleep on,

Tuiles Mon 13-Jun-16 12:54:11

We used the hippychick ones too, not cheap but perfect for the job.

RiverTam Mon 13-Jun-16 12:55:52

We got DD's from John Lewis.

Don't forget that being dry at night can't be taught, they can only do it when they have started producing a certain hormone (I think). So children can be in nighttime nappies for years after they've stopped using them in the day.

YoureMyWifeNowDave Mon 13-Jun-16 12:56:37 I use these on DD's bed, we have 2 as they can take a day to dry after washing if the weather isnt great

CarpeJugulum Mon 13-Jun-16 12:58:29

Hippychick every time. The only sheets that don't turn DS into a sweaty lump and don't leak.

MissSueFlay Mon 13-Jun-16 13:05:35

Thanks very much for the recommendations, I'll check them out.
DD is turning 4 shortly and has been dry in the daytime for well over 18 months now - I have to confess I have been keeping the night-time pull-ups for my own convenience as I don't want to be constantly washing sheets!
Her pull-up is usually wet in the morning, does this mean she's just not ready to go without them yet? She told me she really wants to stop wearing them when she's 4 so I thought I'd give it a go and see what happens.

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RiverTam Mon 13-Jun-16 13:20:42

It's not determined by age. If her pull ups are wet in the morning then she won't be dry at night. The hormone is called vasopressin, it's an anti-diuretic. I think that 6 is the age when most (but not all) girls will be dry at night, so she's a while off that. Later for boys.

PandasRock Mon 13-Jun-16 13:28:22

Agree it's not age that's important with Night time dryness.

Dd2 was dry in the day by 2.10 ish. She wore pull ups at night until she was nearly 8. Not her fault, no laziness, she just couldn't be dry overnight. It is hormone based, and until that kicks it's just stress all round trying to force the issue.

On the flip side, ds is 3.11. Only just cracked toilet training in the last month. But within a week of being dry in the day, he was dry overnight too. Just the way it happens.

Wearegoingtobedlehem Mon 13-Jun-16 13:35:54

John Lewis do a fab quilted one. They have proved to be waterproof- and they are soft / not rustly etc

Purplebluebird Mon 13-Jun-16 13:46:31

Found a good one in Argos actually! smile

MissSueFlay Mon 13-Jun-16 13:50:20

Very interesting about the different ages between dry days and nights - I think we'll keep on with the pull-ups then until they are dry more often than wet. Thank you for the info!

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DollyBarton Mon 13-Jun-16 14:36:42

Bought Argos ones first and they were pretty poor but do the job. Be careful in the washer and I wouldn't put them in the drier. The soak and sleep ones were well worth the extra cost.

Orchidbrum Sun 19-Jun-16 09:19:03

To put my two pence in. I disagree that having wet pull-ups in the morning categorically means your child isn't ready to go through the night. This can be true for some, but in my daughters case it wasn't!!
Basically, in my humble opinion you need to go with your instinct re your child's personality. My DD is pretty switched on and is all for an easier life. She was potty trained at 2 and a half but at 3 and a half she still had a wet pull up in the morning. Trusting my instincts re her personality I knew that the only way she was gonna be dry in the night was if I took the pull up away. So one night we took it away. We put her on the toilet before she went to bed then again before we went to bed and guess what, no accidents!!!
So my advice is you know your child, is she the sort that will go in the pull up because she can?
All the best with it all.
PS we also went for the dunelm quilted matress protector it's very comfy.

TheGnomeMobile1 Thu 07-Jul-16 01:52:12

No-one has mentioned Nattlig mattress protector from Ikea, which is what we use. Works for us, it's quilted and you wouldn't know it was waterproof . DS is 5 soon, has been dry in the day for ages and is desperate to be dry at night too. Spent a sleepless week nappy free before persuading him to try pyjama pants. Have been plagued with problems since, he fiddles with his bits so nappies go completely awry and pull ups don't hold enough. I wish I had trusted my instincts and left it.. At least he doesn't have a pissy mattress. .

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