Once you start having kids, you soon realize how important a waterproof mattress protector is. This is essential whether you have already started toilet training your kids or trying to limit the hassle of cleaning bedwetting incidences or trying to protect your bed from your pets‘ accidents.
Once you begin your research for a good waterproof mat, you should realize that there are a wide range of available choices and you soon become overwhelmed with the options. For this reason, we have compiled a list of qualities that you should look for a good waterproof mat to narrow down the choices.
Some waterproof mats may be unduly stiff and hence not as comfy as you want. Before you buy waterproof mat for bed, make sure that it’s more comfortable and softer than other competing protectors. Do your due diligence and research prior into the materials used to make the mat protector to determine how soft and comfortable it is.
In addition to being soft, the fabric used to make the mat must also be able to regulate your temperature and has moisture weak properties to remove perspiration from your body and help keep your mattress dry. The fabric used for the mat mass also be quieter and won’t crinkle and make any noise when you move about at night. There are waterproof mats that are made out of plastic which have a tendency to make noise.
Another way you could ensure that the waterproof mat would be comfortable is if it would not change the feel of your mattress because of its texture and thinness. Nevertheless, if the protector mat is a bit thick, if it would not change the way you feel your mattress then it would not matter.
There are also waterproof mats that are organic which is recommended for those with very sensitive skin and would prefer to use a hypoallergenic mat protector. The materials used to create this mat usually are made out of organic cotton jersey.
This material is preferred by adults and the children because of its extremely plush texture as opposed to the stiffness of plastic which is what most waterproof math are made out of. Aside from the cotton, a thin waterproof polyurethane barrier is also used to waterproof the mat.
Since they will be the barrier between your kids and their mattress, chances are these mat protectors will always be in need of cleaning. A good waterproof mat must be machine washable to continually be ready when they are to be used. Being machine washable also means that they are low maintenance and could just be popped in the washer and dryer when they become dirty. Aside from the above-mentioned qualities, consider as well whether the mat protector will shrink after washing. This is important since you will be washing the mat protector frequently. Choose also how the protectors fit the bed and how easy it is to make the beds even with the mat protectors.