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      12.04.2013 17:09
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      GOOD PRODUCT

      I have been using Pampers bed mats for a while as my 8 year old daughter still has the occasional accident during the night.She stopped wearing a nappy during the day by the age of 2 years but trying to get her to stay dry at night has proved a lot more difficult but has got slightly better as she gets older.

      She had been wearing pulls up until the last year as she would definately wet herself at least once a week even though she was taking tablets that the doctor prescribed for her.My daughter was very conscious about having this problem and would get upset whenever she did wet herself but I always tried to reassure her that she would grow out of it.

      Following my doctors recommendation I had a word with the school nurse and she suggested that I stop the pull up pants and instead of using a plastic mattress protector to use these bed mats instead.I brought a packet from the local chemist for £4.50 for a pack of 7 which initially I thought were too expensive but considering that the bed wetting incidents have fallen sharply I'm not buying them as often anymore.

      The bed mat is placed under the bed sheet and it has two long wings that you tuck under the mattress at each side preventing it from moving about if your child wriggles a lot in bed .They measure 80cm by 90cm so give you adequate coverage as long as you place it exactly under your child's bum position.These mats are very thin but is amazing to see how absorbent they actually are and the waterproof base layer means the mattress stays dry.

      I found that although still not completely dry my daughter has improved a lot with her bed wetting problem since I have been using these bed mats.They do a great job at what they have been designed for so I would recommend these to any parent who like myself were sick of buying pull ups consistently.

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        01.04.2013 15:16
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        Good idea

        My 5 year old daughter is still not dry through the night which isn't a big deal but it was effecting her confidence so the doctor referred us to the urethis clinic, they first wanted us to remove her pull up to see what happened when we did. I didn't fancy buying a full plastic sheet as I remember these being very noisy when I was a child and I knew we would be putting her straight back into her pull ups anyway so thought these were the best idea.


        I bought a pack of the Pampers bed mats from Asda as we use these for underneath the old people at work on a nighttime and knew that they were pretty absorbent, a pack costs £3 for 7 mats which makes them under 50p each which isn't great if you are going to end up using a lot of them however they stop damage to the mattress which of course would be a bigger cost if it needed replacing. The mats come packaged in a plastic wrapper just like a packet of nappies.


        The mat is 80cm x 80cm and has little wings on it to hold it in place, the bottom layer of the mat is plastic and therefore waterproof and then the top layer is soft and absorbent so comfortable to lay on. To use the mat you simply place on the bed under the sheet and then your child lays on top of it, of course you have to try and position their bum in the middle so that if they move around a bit they are still on the mat.


        We found that our daughter actually only wees once a night but it's a lot, the mat was very absorbent and held all the wee which was the whole idea of the mat. The mat didn't stay in place very well but then my daughter is a major wriggler so I don't think we would find any other brands any better than these ones. I would give these 4 stars out of 5 and would recommend them if you are only getting occasional accidents, my daughter now has tablets to help her stop wetting so we are about to remove the pull ups again and see what happens so these mats will be getting used again.

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          20.07.2012 19:56
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          fab mats from Pampers

          Whether you have children or not, you are likely to have heard of the Pampers brand. Pampers offer nappies, bedtime pants, changing mats, baby wipes and bed mats.

          {Pampers Bed Mats}

          These bed mats are designed to be used during the night and protect your childs mattress from becoming stained due to urine leakages. They can be used if your child is over the age of 12 months.

          Each bed mat measures approx 80 x 90 cm including the wings. The mat should be unfolded and placed over your childs mattress with the absorbant surface facing upwards. The 'wings' can be tucked underneath the mattress to hold it in place and then your childs bed sheet should be placed over the top. Each bed mat features an absorbant core which absorbs liquid. The back of each mat is made from a waterproof material. The mats are disposable.

          {Packaging}

          The mats are presented in a green, plastic wrapper - just like a pack of nappies. A picture of a sleeping toddler adorns the front. The back of the wrapper has the usage instructions (which I must add, did come in handy!) in various languages. Some handy diagrams are also present.

          {Price and Availability}

          These bed mats aren't exactly cheap. You get 7 in each pack and they can be bought from supermarkets and stores such as Boots. Expect to pay around £4.50 at full price. If you wish to bulk buy, Amazon offer a triple pack for £12.69 with free delivery.

          {Our Experience}

          My son came out of day nappies no problem just after his third birthday last year. We weren't really sure how to approach the night time routine though but took the bull by the horns and simply stopped buying pull ups just before his fourth birthday. I worried that we were going to have a little trouble with getting our son into a proper night time, toilet routine but he has done so well and I am very proud of him.

          When we decided to stop buying the pull ups, I knew I would have to purchase some sort of absorbant mat for his bed. Pampers is a trusted brand so I chose to purchase these bed mats from Asda. At the time, I was convinced I would need to buy a packet a week but I should have had a little more faith in my son. Our son has a large, Thomas toddler bed with a thick, bigger than cotbed sized mattress. These bed mats have fitted our needs perfectly and I assume they would be suitable for any cotbed.

          {Added Protection?}

          The first time we used these mats, I left it to my fiance to sort up the bed. He didn't look at the instructions and simply placed the mat over the mattress up and down the way as he thought it had to cover the full bed. This resulted in the mat not being tucked in properly and it ended up scrunched up by the next morning as my son is such a fidget in his sleep! This is why I chose to do things myself most of the time!

          Anyway, the mats are really big once folded out and seem to be made up of different layers including a sort of thin, papery top, hexagonal 'pockets' and the plastic backing (complete with teddy bear images). They don't look particularly thick but are soft to the touch and very durable. The wings look paper thin but are actually quite strong. The overall quality of the bed mat is really good. It is easy to put it in place on my sons bed. I place it down across the way and lift the mattress up at either end to tuck the wings in. The bed mat lies neatly on the bed and isn't noticeable under my sons bed sheet - no extra bulk or bits poking out.

          We have had nothing but positive experiences with these bed mats. We got into the habit of limiting drinks before bed and ensuring Boo went to the loo before going to bed. We also started taking him to the toilet at midnight before we went to bed and this has resulted in very little accidents. He happily gets up and goes to the toilet himself in the morning. Of course I couldn't give a balanced review without stating if these bed mats actually ABSORB liquid? Read on...

          I'm sure every toilet training child has the odd accident and our son is no exception. He has had the odd accident where he has been overtired or unwell and has simply forgot to get up and go the toilet. He has noticed instantly as he is wet and this makes him incredibly paranoid. His top sheet of course gets wet too - there is no avoiding that. The bed mat underneath does indeed soak up any liquid and absorbs it away. No liquid has reached his mattress which I am thankful for as mattresses are very expensive. We also had a juice leakage during the day when my nephew managed to spill juice when playing in Boos room. It absorbed this larger amount of liquid too and the mattress was once again, kept dry.

          {Conclusion}

          We haven't had to purchase these every week as I initially though. Providing my son doesn't have a little accident, these mats are fine to keep on the bed for a few days. I dispose of the mat when changing my sons bed. When placed in the correct position, these mats remain in place even with a fidgity toddler moving and wriggling around during the night. The mats are also lightweight should you need to take them on holiday. We plan on taking one or two when we go away at the end of the month for the hotel bed.

          All in all I can recommend these bed mats. Having a mat on my sons bed gives me a bit more confidence that his mattress won't suffer with the odd accident. These aren't just suitable for cotbed mattresses - they would be ideal for proper beds too if your child goes through a phase of bed wetting. We are impressed with these bed mats and can highly recommend them.

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            02.01.2012 14:22
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            An excellent alternative to a fitted waterproof sheet.

            When my youngest granddaughter stopped wearing nappies we were all so pleased for her; she's a rather forward child in many ways but struggled with potty training, the proud expression on her face the first time she took herself to the toilet almost made me cry in pride. Her mother had decided not to push her into becoming dry at night, fearing that a wet bed may frustrate my granddaughter and cause her to fall back with daytime toilet use. Eventually, however, the time came and as I regularly look after my grandchildren overnight I realised I would have to find something to protect the mattress in my home from the occasional accident. Matters were complicated somewhat by the fact that my granddaughter has night sweats, rendering the plastic protection sheet I already had unsuitable as this would likely make this problem worse. 

            I was advised about these Pampers Bed Mats by a friend who also gave me a few as she had some left over from when her grandson was in the same position. They looked so thin and insubstantial that I did not imagine they would work terribly well, but as I had the 'samples' I thought I would try them.  

            A Bed Mat is an 80cm x 90cm slim sheet, they are very easy to use as you simply position it on the mattress and tuck the long wings under before laying your sheet on top. The important part is placing the Mat in the exact place you expect the child's bottom to be during the night; my granddaughter is rather a fidget so I observed her sleeping pattern one night before positioning the Mat the following day, I assure you the Mats are large enough to cope with fidgeting children but you do need to have a rough idea of how far they will move around the bed. 

            The Mat is very slim, in fact I was concerned about it being almost too thin to be of any use and was rather surprised the first time my granddaughter had an accident that it absorbed all of the urine without it soaking through to the mattress. The may is, to all intents and purposes, a flat nappy - the upper portion is the same absorbent material that you would find in a Pampers nappy and the Mat is backed with a shiny waterproof sheet. Together these work exceedingly well, we have had just one wet mattress since my granddaughter stopped wearing nappies at bedtime and that was because she had wriggled to the bottom of the bed. 

            My granddaughter is four now and rarely wets the bed any longer, I still put a Mat down however as if she is overtired or ill she may not wake for the toilet. The beauty of these is that they keep their shape so if the child has a dry night you do not need to replace the Mat, the absorbent covering does bobble after around two days but I would assume it would not lose it's absorbency - although I do change the Mat's I use for my granddaughter on each third night anyway as this is when I change the overall bedclothes. 

            I find it utterly amazing how these very thin sheets can absorb the bladder contents of a three year old, they lock in the wetness so don't drip as you remove the wet Mat from the bed and the waterproof backing ensures that no urine soaks through to the mattress. I think it's incredible and the aftermath of an accident is a simple job of changing the bedding and my granddaughters clothing - this is such an easy task compared to the days when one would have to turn the entire mattress if one of your children wet the bed. 

            My only dislike is that the Mat does not always stay in the exact position through the night; the wings are an adequate length but overnight very often the Mat will pull loose at one side and pucker slightly. I presume this is due to small children not being weighty enough to hold the wings firm beneath the mattress and wonder if a fully fastening loop to go beneath the mattress might not have been a better idea. 

            These Mats do not control odour so I would recommend keeping a supply of carrier bags handy for when you need to dispose of one; although the absorbent section does not swell when wet the Mats are far too bulky to be folded into a nappy bag, I wouldn't like to put one directly into the bin as the smell of stale urine does tend to linger rather strongly. 

            I believe you can buy the Pampers Bed Mats from large Boots stores, although as there are only seven in each packet I found it more cost- and time-effective to purchase three or six packets at a time from Amazon. At present three packs of Bed Mats cost £12.79, this equates to twenty one sheets at an individual cost of roughly 60p. Of course, a reusable and washable waterproof sheet would make far more sense from an economical point of view but it was a necessity that I use a disposable option and I have been incredibly happy with this Pampers product. 

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              13.08.2010 23:08
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              My daughter tends to stay dry at night all the time but once in a while she will drink far too much before bed and have a little accident. I didn't want to spend a fortune on a plastic sheet and was quite pleased when a friend recommended the Pampers Bed Mats to me.

              I hunted them down in Tesco who were charging £4.25 for a pack of 7 which I thought was very reasonable considering these were hardly going to be used as it is the very occassional accident. I can see it as a bit expensive for parents who are just starting nighttime training.

              The bed mats are fairly wide - 80cm x 80cm and they cover my daughter's single bed from one side to the other and my daughter never even knows it is there. Each side of the mat has a wing which holds it in place on the bed.

              One side of the mat is waterproof which is the side which goes on to the bed and the other side of it is like the absorbant layer of a nappy. The bed mats are disposable so if your little one does have an accident, you simply take the mat off and throw it away. The mat goes underneath the bed sheet so that if there is an accident, nothing goes on the mattress. These are really absorbant and the wee just soaks into it and it holds it really well. It doesn't leak.

              We have found them useful when my daughter has had the odd accident and I highly recommend them and find them faultless. Please do not use these with very young children as there is a risk of suffocation with small babies.

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                05.08.2010 21:45
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                A good product when used at the right stage

                Every parent knows that no matter what, at some stage during their toddlers development, sooner or later the issue of keeping their childs bed dry at night will be something they need to be able to deal with.

                When encouraging a child to go nappy free at night there are always mishaps and during those times we tried various methods one of which was with Pampers Bed Mats. When compared with other methods such as plastic sheets and coverings, we found the Pampers Bed Sheets to be a good alternative product that worked well, but at a higher cost to both ourselves and the environment.

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                These Pampers Bed Mats are a simple and also rather effective way to protect the mattress on your toddlers bed, whilst getting them used to having nappy free sleep. They are really easy to fit into place as they have a wing type system which enables you to tuck the sides of the bed mat under the mattress of a toddlers bed.

                All you need to do to fit them, is place them in the area which most closely covers the area where your child sleeps on the bed. Some children like to sleep higher or lower on their beds, but each mum and dad will know where is best suited to placing the bed mat. Once in place simply tuck under the winged side panels and then make up the bed using the normal sheets and covers you would use.

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                The pack you get contains a full set of 7 mats, so you get a whole weeks worth of clean and dry mats as a minimum. You cannot re use the mats after use, they are a product that you need to dispose of once used. The white side of the mat is the side you place face up and within that there is a special inner material, which can absorb spills and accidents and keep them locked in to the mat.

                If you find that a mat is dry overnight, it can be re used and left in place for a couple of nights as long as your child hasn't been fidgeting about too much. In that case the centre of the mat can become a little uncomfortable and not as smooth as when its first put into place, so will need replacing. Its easy enough to check this by running a hand along the top of the over sheet once the bed is tidied and if it feels at all lumpy or wrinkled then a new mat will be required.

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                In use these bed mats work well, can easily be tucked into place and do not seem to cause any disruption to a childs sleep at all on dry nights. When wet children do tend to wake any way and its easy enough at that point to whip off the top bed sheet and then fold the wet bed mat up, then pop it into a plastic carrier bag, so that you can dispose of the mat safely and without any mess.

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                My feelings are that these mats can be a good product in the short term and are very helpful during the later stages of nappy free sleeping. Initially a plastic coated under sheet can be the better option, but once drier nights begin to be the norm, these Pampers Bed Mats can be used instead.

                Price wise the bed mats are most often around £5 to £7 per pack, so work out at between just under 72p and £1 per sheet. As you often do not need to change the sheets daily if they are dry overnight, we found that after the initial no nappy at night period, just one pack could last up to 2 weeks an longer as drier nights are the norm.

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                In summary the Pampers Bed Mats are a really good product that can be of benefit at a cost. They stay in place well, due to the winged sides and have a soft surface that when under a normal bed sheet is comfortable to sleep on.

                As a short term solution I feel they work really well and if their use is timed right they are something that you will mostly only need for the end transition period between wet and dry nights for your toddler. With all this in mind a 4 star rating is where these ought to be, as they loose 1 star for not being as environmentally friendly as we would have liked.

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                05.08.2010 16:47
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                a good idea

                We have been using pampers bed mats with my middle child for around 12 months now as she still has the odd accident during the night, i first decided to try these as when using pyjama pants she was still weeing every night as she was too lazy to get up to go to the toilet when she had baby pants on, i first tryed a plastic matress protector but this was very uncomfortable as it sweated her in the hot weather so decided to give these bed mats a go.

                They come in packs of 7 and cost £5.99 so are not exactly cheap if you have to change them every day but for us they work out fine as my daughter only now has the odd accident.

                These bed mats have a plastic backing with a cotton type top to it that is very absorbent designed to catch any wee. I find it best to put these under the bed sheet between the sheet and the matress this way they dont move around when my daughter riles around in her sleep, they are a decent size too at 80cm x 90cm there is enought to cover the complete area a young child will be sleeping on but you must not use these with babies as there is a risk of suffocation.

                These have worked realy well for us my only dislike is that the top layer rubs up a bit when my daughter has been restless in the night causing the cotton wool style pading to move into lumps so have to be changed every few days even if she hasnt had an accident.

                These are good for protecting your matress but if you have a boy they are no good for protecting your duvet,

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                13.07.2010 01:18
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                Recommended as a mattress protector.

                I am currently going through the trauma of trying to toilet train my son......and believe me it is a trauma! Having said that, we've almost got to a level of 100% success during the day, but we're not having quite the same level of success at night (maybe staying dry 70% of the time). Originally I thought that I would just leave him in nappies at night a bit longer - and if he has an accident then that would be okay because he had a nappy on. However, through trial and error I've found that by keeping the nappy on, my son is much more likely not to ask for the toilet.....because he has his nappy on then he seems to think its okay for him to wee! If he's not wearing a nappy then he is much more likely to ask for the toilet - and so I wanted to find a way to allow him to go without a nappy at night, but still manage to not have to worry about his mattress getting soaked every time he had an accident. And this is where the Pampers Bed Mats come in.

                Basically, these bed mats are disposable mattress protectors which are laid underneath the bed sheet so that should they have a wee in their sleep, the mattress underneath is protected. The top of the mat is soft and absorbant, and underneath is a waterproof backing which stops the urine from leaking through. The Bed Mat is 80 cm x 90 cm and so its plenty big enough to cover the middle part of the mattress and for it to be tucked in underneath the mattress to prevent if from moving or scrunching up.

                I've found that these Bed Mats are actually very absorbent and there has been no leakage whatsoever when my son has had an accident - and therefore the mattress has been completely protected. Its a lot easier having to just change a sheet than having to change a sheet and scrub the mattress. When the pad gets wet, its simply a matter of replacing it - although obviously it can stay in place until it gets wet. I'm finding that one pack lasts me about a month, although it obviously depends on how many accidents your child is having.

                Each pack of Pampers Bed Mats contain 7 mats which costs me £5.99 from Lloyds Pharmacy. I do think they're quite expensive at 86p a sheet, but I'm willing to pay for this as I really don't want to have to put plastic sheeting over the mattress as I think this is not only uncomfortable, but also makes your child very hot, especially in the summer.

                These do what they are designed to do and I can find no flaw with the product. I actually would prefer something to be designed which would protect not only the mattress but also the sheet (as in to lie over the sheet) - but Im yet to find a suitable product like this for toddlers.

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                  21.06.2010 23:17
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                  THREE OUT OF FIVE FOR ME.

                  My son is five. He is getting much better but really struggles with wetting the bed at night. We seem to be seeing a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, but these pampers bed mats have been very useful through these times.

                  There are however a few down sides regarding these bed mats. Yje first of which is the cost factor. They cost around £4.80 for seven mats, which I have to admit is very pricey in my opinion. Considering they are just absorbent bed mats I do think that the price is rather over inflated.

                  I also don't think they have a fantastic amount of absorbancy. I have often found that the mat has become rather wet and therefore uncomfortable for my son. Although the bed mats have sticky wings which are suppose to help the sheet stay in place, I again have had issues with this as the sheet does not stay secure and can become crinkled under the child.

                  Generally though these bed sheets are a good idea and I have found that despite their downfalls, they are very effective and helpful. I think it also helps the child feel more independent and less embarassed than wearing training pants. Also they offer the child a peace of mind that if they do have an accident then they have the added protection of the mat.

                  I have found that these mats do give off a bit of an odour when wet. I was quite suprised and unhappy about this as I am very aware that my son is very embarassed about his bed wetting and the smell of wee was quite evident.

                  I would recommend these mats. However, I would suggest that you have a fairly open mind and not be too expectant on these mats. Yes they do the job, but in my opinion there is a lot of improvement to be had in this product.

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                  06.11.2009 22:37
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                  These bed mats may be expensive but they are definatly worth it

                  Pampers bed mats are available in packs of 7 from supermarkets and also boots and retail for approx £4.78 which i believe is quite expensive when toilet training a toddler at night but i find them invaluable so expensive or not i would buy them.

                  The bed mat is 80cm by 90cm plus has wings either side which almost covers an entire toddler bed. They are disposable and very absorbant ............. pampers claim that they can hold urine from a 10 year old, i can't comment on that claim but they do hold accidents from a 3 year old that still has the odd night time accident. The underside of the bed mat is waterproof and the other side is absorbant almost like a thin layer of the inside of a nappy and you just place the bed mat on top of your childs mattress and them make the bed as normal, so in the case of an accident the mattress is unharmed and all you need do is change your child, the bed mat and the bottom sheet.

                  Pampers bed mats have made my life so much easier and they also help children keep their confidence after an accident because its no big deal.

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                  16.10.2008 15:19
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                  very well designed bed mats, expensive but worth it!

                  i started using pamper bed mats when my daughter aged 3 at the time came out of nappies in the night, and wet every 3-4 days.

                  you can buy them from boots at £4.78 for a pack of seven, quite pricey but i have tried other brands and have found they are no way as near as good as the pampers ones.

                  they are designed to put under the bed sheet. They have a large absorbant patch - to soak up the wee... whihc is also very soft.
                  The 'flaps' are also large and you tuck them around the matress to keep the pad in place.

                  if wet, you simply change the sheet and pad the matress is kept clean and dry. A brilliant idea and very well designed. I have even popped them on top of the bed and laid her on top of it when staying at friends and relatives - just in case she wet so i didnt have to leave them with wet bed sheets!

                  They fold easily and i have used them also for popping in carseats and buggy for my now potty training two year old.

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                  Does what it says on the tin.

                  Until recently my daughter was one of those poor kids that occasionally bed wets well beyond the 'normal' age for night-time dryness. We saw an incontinence nurse and used an alarmed mat and, fingers crossed, have overcome the issue.

                  These mats were marvellous during the tough times. One of the management strategies in place to counteract the bed wetting was to make her take responsibility for re-making her bed. I put one of these mats under her bottom sheet and left her a set of clean bedding (new duvet, the lot) and if she wet she had to change everything including replacing the mat. Using the mat made the job a little easier for her because she didn't have to dry and spray the plastic mattress cover with antibacterial cleaner before replacing her sheet.

                  I can support Pamper's website claim that these can hold the quantity of urine produced by a ten year old!

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                    05.11.2007 15:05
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                    Everyone gets a good night's sleep!

                    It's a wonderful milestone when your child stops wearing nappies at night but this time is not without its anxieties as well. My daughter pretty succesfully stopped wearing any nappies at night about six months ago, but does have the occasional accident, even though we 'lift' her to do a wee every night before we go to bed. If there is an accident, it's really no big deal though as we just change her night clothes and her bedding and she just goes back to sleep - no problem! And of course we have a protective sheet anyway under her normal one.

                    However, we went away for a few nights in the summer and stayed in a hotel. I started to worry about what would happen if my daughter had an accident in the middle of the night while sleeping in a hotel bed. I somehow imagined that things would not be quite as easy as they are at home. This was why I bought a packet of Pampers Bed Mats.

                    These mats are designed to be placed on your chld's bed under their normal sheets so as to protect the mattress from any leaks. They are a vey reasonable size (80cm x 90cm) so they offer quite a large area of protection which is very good especially if you have the type of child who moves all around their bed in their sleep. In fact the mat is wide enough that it can be wrapped around and tucked under the mattress. At each end they have what is called a bed wing and these ensure that the mat does not move around with your wriggling child.

                    The best thing about these bed mats is that they are completely waterproof but also soft and disposable. They have a waterproof backing sheet which is covered with a super absorbant layer which absorbs just like a nappy. On the Pampers website they claim that these are capable of absorbing and locking in the average amount of urine produced by a ten year old - therefore these can be used not only with small children but with older ones as well.

                    One of the greatest benefits is that after an accident the map can just be removed from the bed, thrown away and replaced by another one. They come in packs of seven which I guess is very handy if you needed to take them away for a week's holiday. Having said that though, if your child has a dry night the bed mat can just stay in place on the bed for the next night and so on. They all come very neatly folded and the pack hardly takes up any space at all so would fit quite neatly in to most small suitcases.

                    Definitely, when we were away, the knowledge that we had this on my daughter's bed certainly gave me peace of mind at night. Most of the time we didn't actually need them, but the one small accident we had proved that they work very well - catastrophe was averted and we were not responsible for ruining one hotel mattress! At the moment you can buy a pack of seven from Boots for £4.78. This is quite a reasonable price for peace and mind but I think probably a bit too expensive to use instead of the plastic undersheet on the bed. But certainly, every time we go away from now on, Pampers Bed Mats will definitely be on my list of essential packing!

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                  • Product Details

                    Pampers disposable bed mats are designed to protect the mattress and let your child sleep with ease and comfort. They are absorbant and stay in place with their unique bed wings.