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Please recommend a good waterproof matress cover.

(11 Posts)
CwtchesAndCuddles Mon 31-Dec-12 13:14:56

I've given up on the fitted sheet type as they just come off and break on the corners.
Can someone point me in the right direction of a decent one that envelopes the whole matrees but doesn't cost a fortume?

zzzzz Mon 31-Dec-12 14:14:22

Get a bit of tarp from a camping shop, or bastardise a fly sheet, or plastic sheeting from garden centre.

Ruggles Mon 31-Dec-12 14:15:06

Yes, was going to recommend Liegelind as they are fab and sit under your sheet - totally agree about the corners. They are easy to wash and feel like a heavy flannel rather than crinkly. I bought one large one and cut it down so that I have three and they are still on the go four years later. Just checked on the site where mine came from and unfortunately Liegelind stopped trading... However, The Nappy Lady who supplies them is very good and thinks the HippiChick flat protector is almost the same.

Debs75 Mon 31-Dec-12 14:20:58 Not a mattress cover but a new mattress which has a zipped waterproof covering. Very comfortable and very waterproof. We got one 6 years ago for DS and still going strong. We didn't get it from the link and we only spent £100 which was a bargain considering how many other mattresses he had reduced to just springs.

AmberLeaf Mon 31-Dec-12 14:36:37

When you say envelopes the whole mattress, do you mean the underside too?

I use one that is a fitted terry towelling topped one, the fitted sides are a different material.

Totally waterproof, I like it because it is easily machine washable and dries quickly if hung up over a door in my house

HotheadPaisan Mon 31-Dec-12 15:18:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

moosemama Mon 31-Dec-12 15:51:51

I second Hippychick ones, all three of my dcs have them and they do different sizes so you can get ones that cover the whole mattress if you tuck it in.

They are soft on both side, with the waterproof membrane in the middle, so no crackling, rustling or stickiness and they wash and tumble dry well - although take a while to dry even in the tumble drier.

bochead Mon 31-Dec-12 16:17:34

Asda also do a reasonable single adult size waterproof mattress for between £100-120. Pop a fleece blanket (I just bought a couple of metres of fleece from a fabric shop) under a cotton sheet to stop that horrible plastic sweaty effect & it seems to stay nice without the bedroom getting stinky over time iykwim. For a heavy 3-4 times a night wetter like my son used to be it's a good long term solution.

I got fed up with duvets and used fleece blankets on top for ease of drying quickly with a cotton topsheet for the comfort factor. DS also has a couple of mummy sleeping bags for the same reason. (I never found a duvet protector that was fully waterproof AND comfortable). Bedding had to be able to dry over the banisters in a day.

CwtchesAndCuddles Mon 31-Dec-12 17:03:50

Thanks - will have a look at some of the links.

I would prefer to have one that fully envelopes the matress as ds is prone to pulling the bedding off!

PolterGoose Mon 31-Dec-12 17:20:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CwtchesAndCuddles Tue 01-Jan-13 20:45:14


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