“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Product Type: Mattress Protector „
I made the big mistake of buying this without reading the label accurately and hence I wasted the £5.99 I paid for it so in terms of the money paid it was not a big deal but it was still annoying. I thought when I bought it that it was water proof when in fact it is water resistant which is a big difference. To be fair it does not claim to be water proof so it was totally my error. This cover will not prevent liquid getting through to the mattress if it is left for any length of time or has to much in terms of volumes to cope with.
It might handle a spilt drink in small amounts but it will not cope with a child wetting the bed in their sleep especially if they do not wake up to alert you to the fact.
In terms of sizing the one I purchased was for a single bed and it is a cotton / polyester mix with some quilting so there is a layer of warmth in the sheet although I would not say that it is significant. The backing is polypropylene which provides the water resistant qualities. The are a comfortable fit on a standard single mattress but not a generous one and it tucks neatly around the corners with not much room for manouveur.
It was only when it failed on the first night that it was needed that I realised my error, at first I thought it was faulty until reading the product information and realising my error. It was easy to wash in the machine and I will use it in the future but only when the risk of bed wetting has completely gone.
If you know what you are getting it is good enough quality and a very reasonable price. you can also get one for a double bed as well.
I have mattress protectors on both my bed and the kids beds. With my bed it is more in case I spill tea or coffee in bed and stain my mattress as there is nothing worse than taking off sheets and seeing unsightly stains on the mattress underneath. For the kids it is for spills but also because my son still has the occasional accident in the night so a mattress protector is an unobtrusive way of making sure that his mattress doesn't stain or get wet and smell.
The Sainsbury's mattress protectors are great value and I have found them to be really good quality. They only cost £6 for a single protector and only £7 for a double which I think is a small price to pay for something which saves my mattresses from getting wet and stained.
Mattress protectors are basically just waterproofed backed fitted sheets which you place over your mattress and regular sheets. The Sainsbury's ones are slightly quilted and are made from cotton and polyester and the quilting gives a little bit of extra cushioning to the mattresses.
They have a backing of Polypropylene which is what makes them waterproof and stops liquids from getting through and staining the mattress underneath.
The fact that it is quilted just offers a little bit more comfort than normal and you can actually feel the extra thickness underneath you which is more comfortable than lying on a mattress alone.
They are really easy to fit and they just fit over the edges of the mattress and I find that there isn't much in the way of excess fabric which needs tucking underneath the mattress.
They do a fantastic job at repelling liquids and stopping them from going through to the mattress and staining it. I have personally spilt coffee several times and the protector has stopped every last drop from reaching my mattress and staining it. My son has also had a couple of accidents and the protectors have stopped his urine from soaking in to his mattress and making it smell.
The protectors can be easily taken off and washed in the washing machine along with your sheets if you do happen to spill anything on them. They dry really quickly out on the line but you can also put them in the tumble dryer without them shrinking.
I genuinely wouldn't even consider not having a mattress protector on my bed and the ones from Sainsbury's have done a great job and they cost a fraction of the more expensive ones so I believe this is one time when you don't need to spend more buying an expensive brand as these ones will do just as good a job.
When Hollie came out of nappies she did really well at nighttimes, getting herself out of bed and going for a wee if she needed one - she was a little toilet-training star, with only half a dozen wet beds throughout the transition from nappies to big girls knickers. I bought in a few mattress protectors simply because you never know, they came in useful last month when Hollie was hit by a particularly nasty virus and was so poorly that she started wetting the bed despite being completely dry for months.
The sizing is slightly too big for Hollie's standard size single bed, it's fitted but unfortunately the corners don't sit properly on the corners of the mattress so when making the bed you need to smooth it down carefully to avoid uncomfortable creases and then tuck it under the mattress. I'm always surprised at how quickly the mattress protector moves; considering how skinny and lightweight Hollie is (plus the fact that she barely moves position while sleeping) it's amazing how messed up and crumpled it is every morning! There are no straps to tie underneath the mattress, which would presumably keep it in place better, but to be honest I thought the large sections of tucked in mattress protector would ensure it stayed where it should be.
The Sainsburys Mattress Protector is fabric rather than plastic, meaning it doesn't make Hollie sweat or collect puddles of urine if she has an accident. It soaks any liquid up into itself and then you just have to machine wash and air dry it ready for putting back on the bed the following night. It washes very well incidentally, the fabric hasn't stretched or become worn and there's no staining whatsoever on the protector - while Hollie was poorly it wasn't just the fact that she started to wet the bed, the mattress protector also helped to shield her bed from the copious amounts of sweat which was pouring from her during the night.
As far as mattress protectors go, this is a good one. It keeps the mattress itself clean and perfectly dry, is comfortable for Hollie to lie on and washes/cleans up quickly and easily - for £7 what more do you want?
All children have little accidents, so protect their mattresses with this fitted waterproof mattress protector. It's quilted for comfort and can be washed and tumble dried.