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Waterproof Mattress Protectors – your best friend?

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Waterproof Mattress Protectors –  your best friend?


A Waterproof Mattress Protector is an important weapon against bed wetting

A waterproof mattress protector on a bed

In our recent blog post, The Perfect Solution to Bed Wetting Problems, we stated that a waterproof mattress protector was the most important component of any bed wetting solution. We did this for good reason – these items can make a huge difference to how things pan out on the bed wetting front.

We believe that when it comes to ensuring mattresses and beds remain protected during night time toilet training, nothing beats a waterproof mattress protector. Brolly Sheets has a range of these products in different sizes for different beds, with everything from single waterproof mattress protectors to king size mattress protectors. We know the benefits they can bring because we hear the positive feedback our customers give all the time.

In our latest blog, we examine why waterproof mattress protectors make the difference they do, and why you might be inclined to invest in one yourself.

A waterproof mattress protector is your backstop

Waterproof mattress protectors are the equivalent of a backstop in the bed wetting world. These products can be relied upon to protect your mattress even if other parts prove to not be absorbent enough, or are not in the right place to capture leaks when they occur.

A close up of a waterproof mattress protector

The most important characteristic of any waterproof mattress protector therefore is just that – it MUST be waterproof. Many mattress protectors are just fabric and may guard against bed bugs or allergens, but they have no water-resistant qualities.

It’s not just about being waterproof

However, this doesn’t mean your waterproof mattress protector needs to be a thick piece of plastic. As long as it has a waterproof membrane, then it should be sufficient. 

What’s more, traditional all plastic mattress protectors have several disadvantages:

  • They are often thick and noisy if you move during sleep.
  • Their lack of breathability can mean that moisture can get trapped underneath them. This can damage your mattress in the long term unless, it too, is plastic topped.
  • They can be warm and uncomfortable to sleep on in summer months as they do not absorb body heat.
  • They have no absorption capability at all, so any leaks will either run off the bed, or remain as a pool of liquid.

What type of waterproof mattress protector should you opt for?

A waterproof mattress protector in packaging from Brolly Sheets

A fabric topped mattress protector – ideally cotton or poly cotton for comfort – is a better solution as it combines a comfortable surface to sleep on with a slight level of absorbency to prevent liquid seeping through, wetting the user or running off.

 Fabric topped mattress protectors combine a comfortable surface to sleep on with a slight level of absorbency to prevent liquid seeping through, wetting the user or running off. The Brolly Sheets fabric topped mattress protector is quilted for extra comfort and to add slight absorbency.

Buy a Waterproof Mattress Protector and reap the rewards

If you have been deciding on whether or not to buy a waterproof mattress protector, we hope this blog has answered some of the questions and quandaries you may have had. We firmly believe that an investment in a good waterproof mattress protector will pay you back over the time you use it!

Be sure to browse through the full Brolly Sheets waterproof bed protection range. And for more information about night training, take a look through the other blogs on this topic we have put together.


Diane Hurford - Brolly Sheets Waterproof Bed Protection